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Friday, September 25, 2015


National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

For this year’s 2015 National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims, Unit 1012 will remember more than 121 murdered victims + victims of war crimes from the United States and around the world. Let us remember how they lived on this earth and treasure their memories. 

"So long as we live, they too shall live and love for they are a part of us as we remember them."
- Gates of Prayer


William McKinley
1. William McKinley (January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901), the 25th President of the United States. 

Janusz Korczak and the children, memorial
2. Janusz Korczak, the pen name of Henryk Goldszmit (22 July 1878 or 1879 – August 1942), was a Polish-Jewish educator, children's author, and pediatrician known as Pan Doktor ("Mr. Doctor") or Stary Doktor ("Old Doctor"). After spending many years working as director of an orphanage in Warsaw, he refused freedom and stayed with his orphans when the institution was sent from the Ghetto to the Treblinka extermination camp, during the Grossaktion Warsaw of 1942.

3. The Blessed Bernhard Lichtenberg (3 December 1875 – 5 November 1943) was a German Roman Catholic priest and theologian, who died while in the custody of forces of the Third Reich. He has been awarded the title of Righteous among the Nations, and has been beatified by the Catholic Church.

Claus von Stauffenberg’s Quote
4. Claus Philipp Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, commonly referred to as Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg (German: [ˈklaʊs ˈʃɛŋk ˈɡʁaːf fɔn ˈʃtaʊfənbɛɐ̯k]), Claus von Stauffenberg, or Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (15 November 1907 – 21 July 1944), was a German army officer and aristocrat who was one of the leading members of the failed 20 July plot of 1944 to assassinate Adolf Hitler and remove the Nazi Party from power. Along with Henning von Tresckow and Hans Oster, he was one of the central figures of the German Resistance movement within the Wehrmacht. For his involvement in the movement he was executed by firing squad shortly after the failed attempt known as Operation Valkyrie.

Anne Frank’s Quote
5. Anne Frank A.K.A Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank (Dutch pronunciation: [ɑnəˈlis ˈɑnə maˈri frɑŋk], German pronunciation: [anəliːs ˈanə maˈʁiː fʁaŋk]pronunciation (help·info); 12 June 1929 – early March 1945) is one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Her wartime diary The Diary of a Young Girl has been the basis for several plays and films. Born in the city of Frankfurt in Weimar Germany, she lived most of her life in or near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. Born a German national, Frank lost her citizenship in 1941. She gained international fame posthumously after her diary was published. It documents her experiences hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II.

Do not forget the victims of the Holocaust during World War II:

The Hall of Names containing Pages of Testimony commemorating the millions of Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust.

Ghetto Litzmannstadt: Children rounded up for deportation to the Kulmhof death camp

Solomon Mikhoels
6. Solomon (Shloyme) Mikhoels (16 March [O.S. 4 March] 1890 – 13 January 1948) was a Soviet Jewish actor and the artistic director of the Moscow State Jewish Theater. Mikhoels served as the chairman of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee during the Second World War. However, as Joseph Stalin pursued an increasingly anti-Semitic line after the War, Mikhoels' position as a leader of the Jewish community led to increasing persecution from the Soviet state. In 1948, Mikhoels was murdered on the orders of Stalin and his body was run over to create the impression of a traffic accident.

Night of the Murdered Poets
Clockwise from top left: Peretz Markish, Itsik Feffer, Leyb Kvitko, Dovid Hofshteyn and Dovid Bergelson
7 to 19. On this date, August 12, 1952, 13 prominent Jewish intellectuals were murdered in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union. This case is also known as The Night of The Murdered Poets.

Leib Kvitko
Leib Kvitko (Russian: Лейб Квитко, Yiddish: לייב קוויטקאָ‎) (October 15, 1890 – August 12, 1952) was a prominent Yiddish poet, an author of well-known children's poems and a member of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee (JAC). He was one of the editors of Eynikayt (the JAC's newspaper) and of the Heymland, a literary magazine. He was executed in Moscow on August 12, 1952 together with twelve other members of the JAC, a massacre known as the Night of the Murdered Poets. Kvitko was rehabilitated in 1955.

Emmett Till in a photograph taken by his mother on Christmas Day 1954, about eight months before his murder. When the photo ran in the Jackson Daily News Till and his mother were given "a profound pathos in the flattering photograph", which "humanized the Tills".
20. Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955) was an African-American boy who was murdered in Mississippi at the age of 14 after reportedly flirting with a white woman. Till was from Chicago, Illinois, visiting his relatives in Money, Mississippi, in the Mississippi Delta region, when he spoke to 21-year-old Carolyn Bryant, the married proprietor of a small grocery store there. Several nights later, Bryant's husband Roy and his half-brother J. W. Milam went to Till's great-uncle's house. They took Till away to a barn, where they beat him and gouged out one of his eyes, before shooting him through the head and disposing of his body in the Tallahatchie River, weighting it with a 70-pound (32 kg) cotton gin fan tied around his neck with barbed wire. Three days later, Till's body was discovered and retrieved from the river.

21. John F. Kennedy A.K.A John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), commonly known as "Jack" or by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from January 1961 until he was assassinated in November 1963.

This is a photograph of Etan Patz taken by his father, Stanley K. Patz, on September 16th, 1978
22. Etan Kalil Patz (October 9, 1972 - declared legally dead in 2001) was an American child who was six years old when he disappeared in Lower Manhattan, New York City, on May 25, 1979. He is the most famous missing child of New York City. His disappearance helped spark the missing children's movement, including new legislation and various methods for tracking down missing children, such as the milk-carton campaigns of the mid-1980s. Etan was the first ever missing child to be pictured on the side of a milk carton. 

Terri Winchell
23. Terri Winchell (1963 to January 8, 1981) 

Daniel J. Faulkner
24. Daniel J. Faulkner (December 21, 1955 – December 9, 1981): Faulkner was the youngest of seven children in an Irish Catholic family from Southwest Philadelphia. Faulkner's father, who drove a trolley car, died of a heart attack when Faulkner was five. Faulkner's mother went to work and relied on her older children to help raise him. Faulkner dropped out of high school, but earned his diploma and an associate's degree in criminal justice while serving in the United States Army. In 1975, he left the army, worked briefly as a corrections officer, and then joined the Philadelphia Police Department. Aspiring to be a city prosecutor, Faulkner enrolled in college to earn his bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He married in 1979.

Jeanine Nicarico
25. The Jeanine Nicarico murder case was a complex and influential homicide investigation and prosecution which took place in DuPage County, Illinois that sent two men to prison who were later exonerated and released, and contributed to the death penalty moratorium imposed by then-Governor George H. Ryan.
In July 2009, Brian Dugan pleaded guilty to the murder of Nicarico after having previously confessed to the crime. Dugan is jailed on two unrelated murder charges, one of a 27-year old woman and one which began with the abduction of two seven-year old girls, one of whom escaped and the other of whom was raped and murdered by Dugan. On November 11, 2009, after deliberating about 10 hours over two days, a DuPage County jury sentenced Brian Dugan to death for the rape and murder of Jeanine Nicarico 26 years earlier.

Leslie Shelley
26. Leslie Shelley (May 1969 to April 22, 1984)

Nurse Donna Schnorr  

27. Nurse Donna Schnorr (1957 to July 15, 1984).

Reverend Jean Ernest Darter
28. Reverend Jean Ernest Darter (February 29, 1892 to August 27, 1984)

Kermit's 24-year-old sister, Dietra, and his nephews, 8-year-old Damon and 13-year-old Damani, were in the wrong place at the wrong time. [PHOTO SOURCE: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=100513/KermitAlexander]
29-32. Kermit Alexander’s mother, sister and two nephews, ages 8 and 13, were murdered in South Central Los Angeles during a home invasion by members of the Rollin 60’s Neighborhood Crips, whose intended victims lived two doors away.

Melvyn Otterstrom

33. Melvyn Otterstrom (May 1, 1947 to October 9, 1984)

Anita Cobby
34. Anita Lorraine Cobby (2 November 1959 – 2 February 1986) was an Australian registered nurse and beauty pageant winner. At 26 years old, she was abducted from Blacktown, and raped and murdered at nearby Prospect, on the evening of 2 February 1986. Five men, including three brothers, were convicted of her murder and sentenced to life imprisonment, never to be released.

35. On this date, July 20, 1987, 16-year-old Kevin Swaney and his friend, Carlos Froyan Cruz-Ramos were murdered by Daniel Wayne Cook in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Justice came 25 years later, when Daniel Cook was put to death by lethal injection in Arizona on August 8, 2012.

Janine Balding
36. The murder of Janine Balding was the killing of a woman in New South Wales, Australia by multiple perpetrators. 20-year-old Janine Balding was raped and murdered by a gang of five youths on 8 September 1988. Balding's murder is often compared to the 1986 murder of Sydney nurse Anita Cobby. 

Debra Dietz
37. Debra Dietz and her father, Eugene were murdered by Joseph Wood on August 7, 1989. The Killer was executed in Arizona on July 23, 2014. 

38. Officer Mark MacPhail (END OF WATCH: AUGUST 19, 1989)


Denise Collins
39. Denise Collins (1963 to October 3, 1991)

Ebony Simpson

40. Ebony Simpson (August 6, 1983 to August 19, 1992)

41-42. The murder of Jennifer "Jenny" Ertman and Elizabeth Peña, two teenage girls from Houston, Texas, occurred on June 24, 1993. The murder of the two girls made headlines in Texas newspapers due to the nature of the crime and the new law resulting from the murder that allows families of the victims to view the execution of the murderers.

Polly Klaas
43. Polly Hannah Klaas (January 3, 1981 – October 1, 1993) is an American murder victim whose case gained national attention. At the age of twelve, she was kidnapped at knife point from her mother's home during a slumber party in Petaluma, California, on October 1, 1993. She was later strangled. Richard Allen Davis was convicted of her murder in 1996 and sentenced to death.


Baby Brandon Baugh
(October 16, 1993 to January 21, 1994)
44. Brandon Duane Baugh (October 16, 1993 to January 21, 1994)  


Tracie Joy McBride
45. Private Tracie Joy McBride was murdered by Louis Jones, Jr on February18, 1995. He was executed by lethal injection in Texas on March 18, 2003. We, the comrades of Unit 1012, will remember how Tracie live and not remember how she died. We encourage people to donate money to the Tracie Joy McBride Scholarship Fund


Jimmy Ryce
46. Samuel James "Jimmy" Ryce (September 26, 1985 – September 11, 1995) was a child who was abducted, raped and killed by Juan Carlos Chavez in Redland, Florida, United States. On Wednesday, February 12, 2014, Chavez was executed at Florida State Prison in North Florida.

47. Thien Minh Ly, a Vietnamese American who was murdered by Gunner Lindberg due to a hate crime on January 28, 1996.


Stacey Lee Stites
49. Michael Lyons (September 28, 1987 to May 17, 1996)

JonBenét Ramsey
50. JonBenét Patricia Ramsey (August 6, 1990 – December 25, 1996) was an American child beauty pageant queen who was murdered in her home in Boulder, Colorado, in 1996. The six-year-old's body was found in the basement of the family home about eight hours after she was reported missing during a police search of her home. She had been struck on the head and strangled. The case remains unsolved, even after several grand jury hearings, and continues to generate public and media interest.

Laura Kate Smither
51. Laura Kate Smither (April 23, 1984 - April 3, 1997). 

Young death ... Jennifer Neal (aged 6 in the photo) was 17 when she died of a heroin overdose in 1997. Her mother Beverley says she prays that Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran die for their role in drug trafficking. Picture: Supplied. Source: Supplied
52. Jennifer Neal, a victim of heroin overdose who died in 1997

James Byrd, Jr.
53. James Byrd, Jr. (May 2, 1949 – June 7, 1998) was an African-American who was murdered by three men, of whom at least two were white supremacists, in Jasper, Texas, on June 7, 1998. Shawn Berry, Lawrence Russell Brewer, and John King dragged Byrd for three miles behind a pick-up truck along an asphalt road. Byrd, who remained conscious throughout most of the ordeal, was killed when his body hit the edge of a culvert, severing his right arm and head. The murderers drove on for another mile before dumping his torso in front of an African-American cemetery in Jasper. Byrd's lynching-by-dragging gave impetus to passage of a Texas hate crimes law. It later led to the federal Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, commonly known as the Matthew Shepard Act, which passed on October 22, 2009, and which President Barack Obama signed into law on October 28, 2009.

Lawrence Russell Brewer was executed by lethal injection for this crime by the state of Texas on September 21, 2011. King remains on Texas' death row while appeals are pending, while Berry was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Melissa Trotter
54. Melissa Trotter (November 26, 1979 to December8, 1998)

Rachel Joy Scott
55. Rachel Joy Scott (August 5, 1981 – April 20, 1999) was an American student and the first murder victim of the Columbine High School massacre, which claimed the lives of 12 students and a teacher, as well as both perpetrators.
She has since been the subject of several books and is the inspiration for Rachel's Challenge, a nationwide school outreach program for the prevention of teen violence, based on her life and writings.

Cassie René Bernall
56. Cassie René Bernall (November 6, 1981 - April 20, 1999) was a student killed in the Columbine High School massacre, at age 17.

57. Teresa Del Rio (November 8, 1978 to June 7, 1999)
Teresa Del Rio was a student at Glendale Community College and born in Los Angeles to parents Anna Soto Del Rio and Fernando Del Rio. She attended Eagle Rock Montessori Pre-School; Glendale Lutheran School; 32nd Street Middle School and Eagle Rock High School. Teresa performed in the Eagle Rock Recreation Center’s ballet Folklorico, sang in the Glendale Lutheran Children’s Choir and played piano. She worked as an extra in television and motion pictures. Among her credits were the “New Munster TV series”, The Music Video for “The Faculty,” KHJ-TV “Children’s Christmas specials,” Public affairs special “Instant Crib Death Syndrome” and others. Her major extra film credits included “Terminator II,” “American Me,” and “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me.” From the age of two Teresa traveled every year with her parents and had visited most of the leading museums in Europe, Mexico, Canada and others in the United States. Teresa recently completed a 16 week course in Computer Science at the Mexican American opportunity foundation and worked for Centro De Ninos in Los Angeles. Ms. Del Rio was currently enrolled in Glendale Community College to attain an AA degree and later planned to attend UCLA or San Diego State University to major in Sociology. Teresa was the only child of Anna and Fernando Del Rio.

58-59. Kleber Santos and his wife, Lilian – A Brazilian couple who were murdered by Michael Adam Sigala on August 22, 2000. He was executed by the state of Texas on March 2, 2010.

60. Bobbie Jo Barry (February 2, 1993 to August 27, 2000)

61. Charlotte Murray Pace (June 28, 1979 to May 31, 2002)

62. Samantha Bree Runnion (July 26, 1996 – July 15, 2002) was a five-year-old American murder victim. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts on July 26, 1996, and her family were residents of Stanton, California.

63-64. On 4 August 2002, two English girls were murdered in the village of Soham, Cambridgeshire. The victims were Holly Marie Wells and Jessica Aimee Chapman, both aged 10.

Ian Kevin Huntley, a caretaker at local secondary school Soham Village College, was convicted in December 2003 of the girls' murder and sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment, with the High Court later setting a minimum term of 40 years. Huntley had disposed of the bodies near RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, where they were discovered on 17 August 2002 by a local farm worker.

His girlfriend, Maxine Ann Carr, was the girls' teaching assistant at St Andrew's Primary School. Carr had provided Huntley with a false alibi and was sentenced to 21 months in prison for perverting the course of justice.

65. Dru Katrina Sjodin (September 26, 1981 – c. November 22, 2003) was a murder victim who was abducted from the Columbia Mall parking lot in Grand Forks, North Dakota, by Alfonso Rodriguez, Jr., on November 22, 2003. Her disappearance garnered great media coverage throughout the United States and prompted the creation of the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Registry.

66. Kim Sun-il (September 13, 1970 – c. June 22, 2004) was a South Korean translator and Christian missionary who was kidnapped and executed in Iraq.

67. Huang Na (simplified Chinese: 黄娜; traditional Chinese: 黃娜; pinyin: Huáng Nà) (26 September 1996 – 10 October 2004) was an eight-year-old Chinese national living at the Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre in Singapore, who disappeared on 10 October 2004. Her mother, the police and the community conducted a three-week-long nationwide search for her. After her body was found, many Singaporeans attended her wake and funeral, giving bai jin (帛金 bójīn, contributions towards funeral expenses) and gifts. In a high-profile 14-day trial, Malaysian-born Took Leng How (Chinese: 卓良豪; pinyin: Zhuó Liángháo), a vegetable packer at the wholesale centre, was found guilty of murdering her and hanged after an appeal and a request for presidential clemency failed. 

68. Jessica Marie Lunsford (October 6, 1995 – February 27, 2005) was a nine-year-old American girl who was abducted from her home in Homosassa, Florida in the early morning of February 24, 2005. Believed held captive over the weekend, she was raped and later murdered by 46-year-old John Couey who lived nearby. The media covered the investigation and trial of her killer extensively. On August 24, 2007, a judge in Inverness, Florida sentenced Couey, a convicted sex offender, to death for kidnapping, sexually battering, and first degree murder of Jessica.

69. Police Officer Larry Elwood Lasater Jr. (End of Watch: Sunday, April 24, 2005)

70-71. On this date, June 20, 2005, a couple, Javad Jay Marshall Fields and Vivian Wolfe were both gunned down in Aurora, Colorado. Robert Ray and Sir Mario Owens were both sentenced to death.

72. Sally Anne Bowman born (11 September 1987 – 25 September 2005), an up and coming British model. She was robbed, raped and murdered near her home in Croydon, South London, two weeks after her 18th birthday.

73. Cameron Donovan Hamlin (May 10, 1981 to September 24, 2006)

74. Jodi Sanderholm (September 26, 1987 to January 5, 2007)
Jodi was born Sept. 26, 1987, in Arkansas City, to Brian J. and Cindy A. (Shanks) Sanderholm. Jodi attended Arkansas City schools, graduating from Arkansas City High School in 2006. She was one of four valedictorians in her graduating class. While in high school, Jodi was a member of the National Honor Society, a Kansas State Scholar, a Kansas Board of Regents Scholar and earned the Outstanding Physics Student of the Year Award presented by David Stinemetze. She was a member of the Ark City High School Dance Team for four years. Two of those four years she was the captain. Jodi was a member/instructor of Ark City Dance and a Universal Dance Association Instructor. After high school, she attended Cowley College where she studied pre-pharmacy. While at Cowley, she was a member of the Cowley Tigerette Danceline.

75-76. Channon Gail Christian, 21, and Hugh Christopher Newsom, Jr., 23, were an unmarried couple from Knoxville, Tennessee. They were kidnapped the evening of January 6, 2007 when Christian's vehicle was carjacked, and taken to a rental house, where they were raped, tortured, and murdered. Five people were arrested and charged in the case. The grand jury indicted four of the suspects on counts of capital murder, robbery, kidnapping, rape, and theft, while a fifth was indicted on federal charges of carjacking.
Of the four charged at the state level, three (Letalvis D. Cobbins, Lemaricus Davidson, and George Thomas) had multiple prior felony convictions. After a jury trial, Lemaricus Davidson was convicted and sentenced to death by lethal injection. Letalvis Cobbins and George Thomas were convicted and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Vanessa Coleman was convicted and sentenced to 53 years in prison for facilitating the crimes, and Eric Dewayne Boyd was convicted and sentenced to 18 years in federal prison for being an accessory after the fact to carjacking.
The state convictions were all initially set aside because of misconduct by the presiding judge, who has since been disbarred. Retrials were originally slated for the summer and fall of 2012. The orders for retrials of Davidson and Cobbins were subsequently overturned by the Tennessee State Supreme Court, and their convictions and sentences stand. The Coleman and Thomas retrials resulted in convictions, but with reduced sentences. Coleman's sentence was reduced to 35 years, and Thomas' sentence was reduced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

77-79. The Cheshire, Connecticut, home invasion murders occurred on July 23, 2007, when a mother and her two daughters were murdered during a home invasion in Cheshire, Connecticut. The Hartford Courant referred to the case as "possibly the most widely publicized crime in the state's history". In 2010, Steven Hayes was convicted of the murders and sentenced to death. His accomplice, Joshua Komisarjevsky, was found guilty on October 13, 2011, and sentenced to death on January 27, 2012. In August 2015, the state of Connecticut abolished the death penalty, which means that both Hayes and Komisarjevsky would have their death sentences turned into life sentences.

80-82. Neal Williams and his two sons, Ian and Devon (Died: August 8, 2007)

83. Rie Isogai (磯谷 利恵 Isogai Rie, 20 July 1976 – 25 August 2007) was a 31-year-old Japanese office clerk who was robbed and murdered in Aichi Prefecture, Japan on the night of 24 August 2007 by three men who became acquainted through an underground message board. Her murder led to a signature campaign to call for the death penalty on the three murderers, one of whom was sentenced to death on 18 March 2009, and two of the murderers were sentenced to life in prison on 13 April 2011.

84. Jamiel Shaw II (December 22, 1990 to March 2, 2008)

85-86. The Murder of Jan Paweł Pietrzak and Quiana Jenkins Pietrzak relates to the events surrounding the 2008 deaths of United States Marine Corps Sergeant Jan Paweł Pietrzak (March 13, 1984 – October 15, 2008) and his wife Quiana Jenkins-Pietrzak (February 16, 1982 - October 15, 2008).

87. Sandeep Unnikrishnan (15 March 1977 – 28 November 2008) was an officer in the Indian Army serving in the elite Special Action Group of the National Security Guards. He was killed in action during the November 2008 Mumbai attacks. He was consequently awarded the Ashoka Chakra, India's highest peace time gallantry award, on 26 January 2009.

88. Elizabeth Bipsy Amirian (January 20, 1982 to February 12, 2009)

89. Shaniya Davis (June 14, 2004 to November 16, 2009)

90. Ariel Allison (July 25, 1990 to July 4, 2009)

91. The murder of Jim Pouillon occurred on September 11, 2009, when pro-life activist James Pouillon was shot dead while protesting abortion in front of Owosso High School in Owosso, Michigan. It was evidently the first time an activist had ever been murdered while protesting abortion. Soon after the shooting, police were alerted to another murder, that of local businessman Michael Fuoss, which they linked to Pouillon's killer. Police arrested Harlan James Drake and charged him with both crimes. Drake was later declared fit to stand trial, where he was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder, and was subsequently sentenced to two life sentences.

92. Fabiana Malave (1988/1989 to October 29, 2009)

93. Eloy Conrad Duran III (November 10, 1984 to January 3, 2010)

94. Joanna Clare "Jo" Yeates (19 April 1985 - 17 December 2010) was a 25-year-old landscape architect from Hampshire, England, who went missing on 17 December 2010 in Bristol after an evening out with work colleagues. Her body was subsequently discovered on 25 December 2010 in Failand, North Somerset; post-mortem analysis determined that she had died from strangulation. Vincent Tabak was eventually found guilty of her murder. The murder inquiry, named "Operation Braid", became one of the largest police investigations in the Bristol area. The case dominated news coverage in the United Kingdom as Yeates' family reached out through social network services and press conferences for assistance from the public. Rewards totalling £60,000 were offered for information leading to those responsible for Yeates' death. The police initally suspected Yeates' landlord, who lives in the same building, and arrested him, but soon released him on bail. Vincent Tabak, a 32-year-old Dutch engineer and neighbour of Yeates, was arrested on 20 January 2011. Media attention at the time centred on the filming of a re-enactment of her disappearance for the BBC's crime programme, Crimewatch. After two days of questioning, he was charged on 22 January 2011 with Yeates' murder. On 5 May 2011, Tabak, now aged 33, pleaded guilty to Yeates's manslaughter, but denied murdering her. On 20 September he appeared at Bristol Crown Court for a pre-trial hearing, attending in person having previously appeared from prison via videolink. His trial started on 4 October 2011. Tabak was found guilty of murder on 28 October 2011 at Bristol Crown Court, and subsequently sentenced to serve a minimum of 20 years in prison.

95. Correctional Officer Jayme Biendl (February 6, 1976 to January 29, 2011)

96. Reverend Clint Dobson (July 15, 1982 to March 3, 2011)

97-101. The Itamar attack, also called the Itamar massacre, was an attack on a Jewish family in the Israeli settlement of Itamar in the West Bank that took place on 11 March 2011, in which five members of the same family were murdered in their beds. The victims were the father Ehud (Udi) Fogel, the mother Ruth Fogel, and three of their six children—Yoav, 11, Elad, 4, and Hadas, the youngest, a three-month-old infant. According to David Ha'ivri, and as reported by multiple sources the infant was decapitated. The settlement of Itamar had been the target of several murderous attacks before these killings.

102. Andrew Speroni (January 16, 1991 to September 26, 2011)

103. Kelli O’Laughlin (April 2, 1997 to October 27, 2011)

104. Jessie Cate (6 March 1996 to 12 December 2011)

105. Saskia Burke (November 6, 1993 to December 20, 2011)

106. Sierra LaMar (October 19, 1996 to March 16, 2012)

107. Alexander Kamara Jr. (January 7, 1996 to July 8, 2012)

108. Autumn Pasquale (October 29, 1999 to October 20, 2012)

109. American Sniper - Christopher Scott "Chris" Kyle (April 8, 1974 − February 2, 2013) was a United States Navy SEAL and the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history with 160 confirmed kills. Kyle served four tours in the Iraq War and was awarded several commendations for acts of heroism and meritorious service in combat. He received two Silver Star Medals, five Bronze Star Medals, one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals and numerous other unit and personal awards.
Kyle was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 2009 and wrote a bestselling autobiography, American Sniper, which was published in January 2012. A film adaptation of Kyle's autobiography, directed by Clint Eastwood, was released in December 2014. On February 2, 2013, Kyle was shot and killed at a shooting range near Chalk Mountain, Texas, with his friend, Chad Littlefield. The man accused of killing them, Eddie Ray Routh, was found guilty of both murders and later sentenced to life in prison without parole.

110. Andrea Kruger (November 21, 1979 to August 21, 2013)

111. Delbert "Shorty" BELTON (12/21/1924 - 08/22/2013)

BELTON, Delbert "Shorty" (Age 88) Passed away on August 22, 2013. He was born on December 21, 1924, in Sunnyside, WA to Luther and Marion Belton. Shorty was one of 13 children in his family. He served in the army during WWII. Shorty was a 30 year employee at Kaiser Aluminum Plant at Trentwood. He is survived by his son Bill and wife Bobbie, grandchildren; Carlton and Dana and great-granddaughter; Natasha. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, August 29th at noon at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. A reception will follow at Heritage Funeral Home.

112. Jolissa Rangel (October 29, 1992 to October 25, 2013)

113. Luke Batty (20 June 2002 to 12 February 2014)

On this date, 12 February 2014, 11-year old Grade 6 school boy Luke Batty was bashed with a cricket bat and was stabbed multiple times at his local cricket practice in Tyabb on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria was murdered by his father Greg Anderson, who was later shot dead by Victoria Police. Anderson apparently committed the crime as retribution against ex-wife Rosie Batty. The crime attracted both national and world-wide attention.

114. Jack O’Brien (1 April 1989 to 17 July 2014)

The family of Jack O’Brien, of Sydney, issued a statement describing the devastation of learning that the 25-year-old was among the MH17 victims.

“The life of our beloved son and brother, Jack, has been ended so suddenly. We are devastated at his loss, as are Jack’s extended family and friends. Jack, just 25 years old, was returning from a fantastic seven week holiday in Europe. He was loved so much.”
O’Brien was a keen Western Sydney Wanderers fan who helped found the Red and Black Bloc supporters club.

115-116. Arjen Ryder (April 23, 1960 to July 17, 2014) & Yvonne Ryder (October 20, 1960 to July 17, 2014). Mr Arjen Ryder, 54, and his wife Yvonne, 53, were two of the West Australians who lost their lives on flight MH17 in the Ukraine plane disaster on July 17, 2014.

117. James Wright "Jim" Foley (October 18, 1973 – c. August 19, 2014) was an American journalist and video reporter. While working as a freelance war correspondent during the Syrian Civil War, he was abducted on November 22, 2012, in northwestern Syria. He was beheaded in August 2014 purportedly as a response to American airstrikes in Iraq, thus becoming the first American citizen killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Before he became a journalist, Foley was an instructor for Teach For America. In 2009, he became an embedded journalist with USAID-funded development projects in Iraq, and in 2011 he wrote for the military newspaper Stars and Stripes in Afghanistan, and GlobalPost in Libya. There, he was captured by Gaddafi loyalist forces and held for 44 days. The next year, James Foley was captured in Syria while he was working for Agence France-Presse and GlobalPost.

118. Laci C. LaRose (February 2, 1996 - May 3, 2015)


Angeline, an 8-year-old who disappeared from her Sanur home in Jl. Tuberose, Sanur at approximately 3.00 pm on Saturday 16 May.
119. Angelina, Bali’s Missing Child (May 19, 2007 to May 16, 2015)

120-121. Mayci Breaux (September 25, 1993 to July 23, 2015) and Jillian Johnson (March 4, 1982 to July 23, 2015).

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