|National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims|
For this year’s 2016 National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims, Unit 1012 will remember more than 188 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
For this observance, we will present murdered victims from 2006 to 2010:
107. Corrections Officer David McGuinn (End of Watch: July 25, 2006)
108. Cameron Donovan Hamlin (May 10, 1981 to September 24, 2006)
109. Jodi Sanderholm (September 26, 1987 to January 5, 2007)
|Channon Gail Christian, 21, and Hugh Christopher Newsom, Jr., 23.|
110-111. 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.
|Corrections Officer Stephen Anderson|
112. Corrections Officer Stephen Anderson (End of Watch: June 25, 2007)
|When they were whole: A June, 2007 photo shows Dr William Petit, left, with his daughters Michaela, front, Hayley, centre rear, and his wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, on Cape Cod, Massachusetts|
113-115. 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".
116-117. Neal Williams and his two sons, Ian and Devon (Died: August 8, 2007)
118. 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.
119. John Granville (September 25, 1974 to January 1, 2008)
122. Deputy Sheriff Tony Diaz (End of Watch: June 15, 2008)
|Twenty-four-year-old Janek Pietrzak and his 26-year-old wife, Quiana Faye Jenkins-Pietrzak, were murdered in their French Valley home. Credit: Maggie Avants|
123-124. 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).
125. 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.
|In this September 2000
photo, James Pouillon holds one of the posters he uses to protest abortion in
(The Flint Journal)
129. ng 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.
130. Kimberley Cates (October 6, 1967 to October 4, 2009)
Morgan Dana Harrington
131. Morgan Dana Harrington (July 24, 1989 to October 17, 2009)
132. Fabiana Malave (December 25, 1989 to October 29, 2009)
135. Elsa Janet Corp (17 September 1983 to 1 February 2010)
136. Officer David Curtis and Officer Jeffrey Kocab (End of Watch: June 29, 2010)
137. Diann L. Hoagland (March 1, 1956 to August 18, 2010)
138. Rebecca Aylward (10 January 1995 to 23 October 2010)
139. Officer Ryan Bonaminio (End of Watch: November 7, 2010)
140. 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.