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Grand jury indicts man accused of arming serial killer Todd Kohlhepp

SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) –

The man accused of helping serial killer Todd Kohlhepp acquire some of the guns investigators found in his possession appeared in federal court Monday.

Dustan Lawson was indicted on 36 federal charges. The accusations include making false statements to the stores where he purchased the guns and knowingly transferring the guns to Kohlhepp, a felon who was not allowed to legally own a firearm.

Kohlhepp’s conviction for kidnapping a 14-year-old girl in Arizona in 1986 prevented him from legally owning a firearm.

READ MORE: Psych evaluation reveals insight into Todd Kohlhepp’s past

According to documents obtained by FOX Carolina in June under a Freedom of Information Act request, investigators along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms spoke with Lawson early in their investigation into Kohlhepp.

Notes from investigators indicate in an interview with Lawson,

Read more at: http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/36607372/grand-jury-indicts-man-accused-of-arming-serial-killer-todd-kohlhepp

Accused serial killer charged with murder after 64-year-old woma …

GRANDVIEW, MO (KCTV) –

An accused serial killer who is a suspect in six murder cases faced new charges on Friday. 

Prosecutors believe Fredrick Scott is responsible for the deaths of John Palmer, David Lenox, Timothy Rice, and Mike Darby on or near the Indian Creek Trail. Another victim, Steven Gibbons, was killed while walking down a city street. 

On Friday, Scott was charged with first-degree murder for the death of a woman in Grandview.

Friends said the victim, Karen Harmeyer, built herself a camp in a wooded area off Blue Ridge Boulevard.

Her body was found there inside a tent on July 19. 

On that hot July day, friends wound their way behind bushes and trees to check on Harmeyer. Normally she’d immediately greet visitors. On that day, she didn’t answer when they called out her name.

“Her feet were outside of the

Read more at: http://www.kctv5.com/story/36544079/accused-serial-killer-charged-with-murder-after-64-year-old-womans-body-is-found

Accused serial killer charged with murder after 64-year-old woman’s body is found

GRANDVIEW, MO (KCTV) –

An accused serial killer who is a suspect in six murder cases faced new charges on Friday. 

Prosecutors believe Fredrick Scott is responsible for the deaths of John Palmer, David Lenox, Timothy Rice, and Mike Darby on or near the Indian Creek Trail. Another victim, Steven Gibbons, was killed while walking down a city street. 

On Friday, Scott was charged with first-degree murder for the death of a woman in Grandview.

Friends said the victim, Karen Harmeyer, built herself a camp in a wooded area off Blue Ridge Boulevard.

Her body was found there inside a tent on July 19. 

On that hot July day, friends wound their way behind bushes and trees to check on Harmeyer. Normally she’d immediately greet visitors. On that day, she didn’t answer when they called out her name.

“Her feet were outside of the

Read more at: http://www.kctv5.com/story/36544079/accused-serial-killer-charged-with-murder-after-64-year-old-womans-body-is-found

Accused serial killer accomplice Mary Rice appears in court, case pushed back

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Accused killer Mary Rice was arraigned on March 10 for the murder of Beulah resident Kayla Crocker. Rice allegedly was involved in a multi-day killing spree with William Boyette.

The woman accused of joining Billy Boyette on a multi-state killing spree appeared in court Thursday.

Mary Rice, 37, is facing one first-degree murder charge in Escambia County for the death of Kayla Crocker on Feb. 6.

She also faces accessory after the fact to murder charges in the death of her alleged accomplice Boyette’s ex-girlfriend Alicia Greer and Jacqueline Jeanette Moore in a Milton motel room

Read more at: http://www.pnj.com/story/news/crime/2017/09/15/accused-serial-killer-accomplice-mary-rice-appears-court-case-pushed-back/669280001/

Accused Serial Killer Pleads Guilty To Six Murders. – Hartford Courant

William Devin Howell, who referred to the site behind a New Britain strip mall where he buried six bodies as his “garden,” pleaded guilty Friday to six counts of murder.

After months of back-and-forth plea negotiations, Howell appeared in New Britain Superior Court Friday afternoon and accepted a plea deal that in effect is a death sentence. Howell, 47, agreed to plead guilty to six murders and will be sentenced to a maximum of 360 years when he is sentenced on Nov. 17.

He has no possibility of ever getting paroled.

Son Accused of Murdering Mother Was a Fan of Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy

WILMER, Ala. (WKRG) — A man arrested Wednesday and charged with murdering his mother in Mobile County was a fan of a serial killer responsible for dozens of murders, investigators said.

Nathaniel Sebastian was booked into Metro Jail after investigators with the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office found the body of his mother, Susan Mayo, inside a barrel buried beneath the front porch of her home in Wilmer.

Susan Mayo’s body was discovered buried under her front porch in Wilmer.

Mayo was reported missing in June, and deputies had visited her property several times in the weeks leading up to Wednesday’s discovery.

“He’s always said he was a fan of John Gacy, who was a serial killer who kept bodies underneath his home. So this isn’t surprising this is what happened here,” said Captain Paul Burch of the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office.

Burch said Sebastian

Read more at: http://wkrg.com/2017/09/07/son-accused-of-murdering-mother-was-a-fan-of-serial-killer-john-wayne-gacy/

Trial of accused serial killer Shawn Grate delayed until next year

ASHLAND – Suspected serial killer Shawn Grate will have to wait until next year for his day in court.

Grate’s trial was moved from Nov. 6 to April 9 on Monday. Ashland County Common Pleas Judge Ron Forsthoefel granted a defense motion to continue the trial to give two expert witnesses more time to prepare.

Prosecutor Chris Tunnell did not object to the motion from Robert and Rolf Whitney.

“To not grant it would create a review situation at some appellate level,” he said, “and we’d be back here doing it all over again.”

Grate, 41, is charged with 23 counts. Those include aggravated murder in connection with the deaths of two women. If convicted, he could get the death penalty.

The Whitneys referred specifically to mitigation specialist James Crates, who would

Read more at: http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/2017/08/28/trial-accused-serial-killer-grate-delayed/607622001/

Attorneys for Shawn Grate, accused Ashland serial killer, seek delay …

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Attorneys for Shawn Grate, accused Ashland serial killer, seek delay

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Oklahoma prosecutors seek death penalty against man accused of being serial killer

TULSA — A Texas man suspected in the cold-case killings of two women and two girls 20 years ago fits the profile of a serial killer because he chose his victims by gender and age, and derived pleasure from the control he exerted over them before they died, criminal experts and law enforcement officials said Friday.

William Lewis Reece, 58, is charged in the deaths of 19-year-old Tiffany Johnston, 17-year-old Jessica Cain and 12-year-old Laura Smither.

Reece also is suspected, but not charged, in the death of 20-year-old Kelli Cox, whose remains were discovered outside Houston and identified last year. Reece was already serving a 60-year prison sentence in Texas for kidnapping when he led police to graves where Cain and Cox’s remains were found.

All four victims disappeared over a four-month period in 1997. Johnston was from Oklahoma, while

Read more at: http://www.swtimes.com/news/20170804/oklahoma-prosecutors-seek-death-penalty-against-man-accused-of-being-serial-killer