Man gets 99-years for demonic catfishing crime

ANCHORAGE, AK – A chilling tale of manipulation and murder unfolded in an Alaskan courtroom, culminating in a 99-year prison sentence for Darin Schilmiller. Despite his tearful pleas, Judge Andrew Peterson showed no mercy, branding Schilmiller “a worst offender.” In 2019, Schilmiller, then 19, masterminded a horrifying plot that led to the murder of 19-year-old Cynthia “CeeCee” Hoffman. The judge rebuked Schilmiller for planning the murder of a stranger, purely for the perverse enjoyment of …

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Daycare owner sentenced for killing 4-month-old baby, abusing several others

DUNWOODY, GA – A woman from suburban Atlanta has been handed a 30-year prison sentence for the 2021 murder of a 4-month-old infant in her care. Amanda Hickey, 48, was sentenced on Friday following emotional testimonies from families of children she allegedly abused in her basement-operated child care center. Hickey expressed remorse and accepted responsibility for her actions during her sentencing at the DeKalb County Superior Court. She was caring for Charlie Cronmiller in her …

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Indiana man gets 85-year sentence for murder that was caught on voicemail recording

CLAY COUNTY, IN- Cody Allen Wade, an Indiana resident, was handed an 85-year prison sentence on Wednesday for the murder of Carl Haviland, his mother’s boyfriend, as per court documents. Wade was found guilty of the crime on August 3, following an incident that took place in June 2020, during which he was on parole for a previous arson conviction. The sentencing order, issued by Clay County Superior Court Judge Robert A. Pell, detailed the …

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Teen gets 25 years for execution of 16-year-old girlfriend

Utah teen, Francisco Daniel Aguilar, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Monday for the murder of his 16-year-old girlfriend, Jacqueline “Jacky” Nunez. The judge, Marvin Bagley, expressed shock at Aguilar’s lack of remorse for the crime, according to the Deseret News. Aguilar, who was 17 at the time of the incident, shot Nunez in the head after injuring her on a remote road. He told the court that he had acted …

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Shooter convicted of double murder after argument over bad haircut turns deadly

A man in New Mexico has been found guilty of a double murder following a fatal shooting that unfolded during a heated argument over a botched haircut. Mark Valencia, 42, was convicted on Wednesday for the murders of his girlfriend, Eva Aragon, 48, and his barber, Steven Singer, 40. The altercation, fueled by alcohol, took place at a friend’s house in Pecos, outside Santa Fe. Valencia was also convicted of attempted murder for his attack …

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Man pleads guilty to murdering cousin with AR-15 and trying to burn his corpse

A 30-year-old man has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and abuse of a corpse in the killing of his cousin last year. Derek Louk admitted to fatally shooting Tyler Matthai and then conspiring with two others to burn the body and cover up the crime. The plea was entered in Bedford County Court, and Louk is set to be sentenced on September 22. Pennsylvania Attorney General Michelle Henry commended the guilty plea, stating that Louk …

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Utah father sentenced to life in prison for brutal murder of wife in front of their children

A 43-year-old father in Utah has been sentenced to life in prison after admitting to the horrific murder of his wife in front of their two young children. John Weston Erickson Jr. pleaded guilty to first-degree felony murder for stabbing and slitting the throat of his wife, Utahna Halona, in October 2020. The younger child was also injured while trying to save her mother from the brutal attack. The sentencing was handed down by Third …

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Arizona mother faces sentencing for starving her 6-year-old son to death

An Arizona mother is set to be sentenced on Thursday for the murder and child abuse of her 6-year-old son. Elizabeth Archibeque, along with the boy’s father and grandmother, faced charges in the tragic case. The child, Deshaun Martinez, was found dead in their Flagstaff apartment in March 2020, after being kept in a closet and denied food. Archibeque’s sentencing could result in a maximum penalty of life in prison without parole. Elizabeth Archibeque, an …

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Teen sentenced to 12 years for fatal shooting at quinceañera

A teenager has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for killing a partygoer at a quinceañera in Clayton County in 2019. Jorge Beltran, who was 17 years old at the time, was found guilty of picking a fight and shooting 27-year-old Juan Perez Salazar. The incident occurred on November 17, 2019, during a birthday celebration. Beltran’s sentencing was announced by the Clayton County District Attorney’s Office. Court records reveal that Jorge Beltran, now 19, …

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Man sentenced for stabbing ex-girlfriend to death while she told him ‘I love you’

A man who confessed to murdering his ex-girlfriend under the influence of methamphetamine has been sentenced to 55 years to life in prison. He brutally stabbed the woman up to 30 times before dismembering her body. Later, he disposed of her remains in a California orchard. Cameron Wright, 22, received his sentence on Wednesday after pleading guilty to the January killing of Samantha Sharp, 24. The emotional courtroom proceedings included heart-wrenching testimonies from family members, …

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