A Month in Review: In the News on Military Justice for All (July 2018)

July 2018

‘I’m alive and I love you’: Parents of missing Navy sailor get a text from his phone two days after he disappeared
Disappeared: Stacy McCall, Suzie Streeter, and Sherrill Levitt are ‘The Springfield Three’ who Vanished from Levitt’s Missouri Home on June 7, 1992
Rogest Cain | Unsolved Mysteries
Disappeared: Disabled Army Veteran Joseph Weber IV Missing from San Francisco, California Since November 24, 2014

Cold Cases:
10 Unsolved Military Cases
Cold Case: Army Veteran Kanika Powell Shot Several Times at Doorway of Maryland Home, No Known Suspects At This Time (2008)

Reward Offered for Armed & Dangerous Fugitive: Army Recruiter John Blauvelt Wanted for Allegedly Murdering Estranged Wife in South Carolina (2017)

Reward Offered:
FBI, Army offering $20K for info in murder of soldier’s wife on Georgia base

Petition for (400) Amerasians Still Left Behind in Vietnam



Stateside Deaths:
Airman from Moody Air Force Base found dead in Missouri
Sailor Killed in Pearl Harbor Honored in Inglewood After DNA Confirms Identity
Fort Carson soldier found dead in Lake Pueblo
2 Navy shipmates, Norfolk woman were killed in Shore Drive crash
Report: Trucker’s inattention likely responsible for fatal June crash
Kansas police investigating death of Fort Riley soldier
Marine killed in head-on crash after visiting wife, newborn in hospital

Overseas Deaths:
Missing Columbus man found dead in Europe four months later
Army soldier from Summerville killed in action in Afghanistan was a ‘national treasure’

Homicide Cases:
Fort Campbell soldiers take plea deal in 2016 murder, testify against 3rd suspect
‘I lied to give him an alibi so he wouldn’t get into trouble’: Mistress tearfully details how Army officer reportedly killed wife
Prosecutor: Former Marine Neighbor Killed Navy Corpsman in Ambush
Separate trials sought in UMd. murder, hate case
After mistrial, jury finds St. Louis man guilty in Soulard murder
Police detail killing connected to man who shot himself near Hood Canal Bridge
Farmington teen indicted in Marine’s murder, mom’s shooting
Fellow recruit convicted in stabbing death of Janesville Marine
Sailor’s Accused Killer Bought Gun Despite Red Flag on Background Check
Marine convicted of involuntary manslaughter in killing of fellow private at Camp Pendleton’s School of Infantry
Slain corpsman was ‘ambushed’ by schizophrenic Marine Corps deserter, authorities say
Detectives: Hood Canal Bridge shooter may be linked to other violent crimes
Marine sentenced to 7 years in the brig for School of Infantry stabbing death
Ex-Marine accused of killing Oceanside neighbor in broad daylight
‘Undetermined’: York coroner releases autopsy results days after family claims murder
Chilling tale of Melbourne’s ‘Brownout Strangler’: The ‘smiling’ psychopath and U.S soldier who was obsessed with women’s voices – and eventually hanged after murdering three
$20,000 reward offered in slaying of Fort Stewart soldier’s wife

Sex Crimes Cases:
Naval Academy to Dismiss Midshipman Convicted of Child Sex
Another Dover airman pleads guilty to raping a child

Other Crime Cases:
Navy: feral cats on Naval Station Norfolk being found shot
Fort Bragg soldier pleads guilty to stealing Dominos’ pizzas at gunpoint while on leave
A Naval Academy Midshipman Faces Charges In What May Be The School’s Biggest Drug-Ring Case In Years
Death of Marine Col Jim Sabow
Fort Jackson Officer Charged with Solicitation
Discrimination resurfaces in the military

Wrongly Convicted:
Military Urine Drug Screens Are Not Infallible
UNITED STATES Appellee v. Richard D. COLLINS, Master Sergeant (E-7), U.S. Air Force, Appellant (July 23, 2018)
Air Force Railroads Officer into Prison, then Brazenly Lies to His Congressional Representatives

Family Seeks $25 Million from Marines After Colonel Convicted of Abuse



Felony Crime:
Robert Lee Yates Is The Most Deranged Killer You’ve Never Heard Of
Spokane Serial Killer Bob Yates Was Sentenced to Death Almost 20 Years Ago, Here’s Why He’s Still Alive



Veteran US Pilot Michael McLellan Found Dead in Chiang Mai By Apparent Suicide
This One Unsolved Mystery In Indiana Will Leave You Baffled

Homicide Cases:
Katy teen sentenced to 60 years in murder
Daughter of slain store owner responds to guilty plea from father’s murderer
Lafayette County women charged in World War II veteran’s 2017 death
Overdose murder charge going to trial: Willmar man rejects plea offer, says he’s not guilty
Wife and her gun instructor get long terms in shooting of husband during divorce
California veterans treatment center will not reopen after fatal shooting
Marine combat vet stabbed to death while trying to stop robbery
Judge to decide if Michael Overstreet is competent to be executed
Colorado Springs woman allegedly killed Army veteran fiance over possible wedding guest
Investigators return to Mangilao apartments where elderly man was found dead
Owens gets life in prison for Fort Worth woman’s murder
Judge calls Sifrit `butcher,’ gives him 38 years in prison
Lawrenceville woman convicted in husband’s murder
Megan Shaffer sentenced to 30 years in prison for second-degree murder
Inquiry Reported Into New Theory On ‘son of Sam’
Prattville murder suspect found dead
Death penalty debate? Ask Opal Collins
Louisville man headed to prison 4 years after shooting neighbor (2016)
Ex-Husband of Slain Retired Army Capt. Pleads Guilty to Murder
Exclusive: ATL Homicide cracks murder of John Ray in a case that went cold for 9 years
Richard Black: Tribute to Aurora Homeowner Shot by Police

Veterans Affairs Issues:
Veterans, July 4 and Fireworks: Don’t Be Courteous, Just Be American
Tennessee Former VA Worker Convicted of Defrauding Veteran of $680K


Mental Health:
The Silver Lining | Ginger, US Army Veteran
What Adult Bullying Does to You and How to Overcome It
6 Ways Attention-Seeking Behavior Can be a Form of Manipulation
Fighting PTSD: Veterans and active duty members address military mental health crisis
The Dangers of Being Nice
Service Dog Registries To Streamline Travel For Veterans With ‘Invisible Injuries’
Karen Pence, Second Lady of the United States, Visits Home Base to Explore Benefits of Expressive Art Therapy for Military Mental Health
Men committing suicide on the rise
Manipulative people hook their victims with a tactic called ‘love bombing’ — here are the signs you’ve been a target



International Incidents:
Former Army Garrison Stuttgart provost marshal sent to prison for choking wife

Psychologists Are In A Nasty Fight About A Report On Torture
Insubordinate Airman secretly records SF NCO in attempt to get out of trouble

Other Injustices:
3M Agrees to Pay $9.1 Million to Resolve Allegations of Defective Combat Arms Earplugs

Military Policy:
Pentagon Announces Changes to Post-9/11 GI Bill
Senators: Where’s the Military Family Suicide Data?
Rep. Williams requests congressional support for Fort Hood
Narcissist or Psychopath — How Can You Tell?
5 Signs Your Co-worker Is a Psychopath
Mental disorders most frequent medical diagnosis among servicemembers just before separation, Pentagon study says
False Allegations in Divorce and Custody Battles: The Personality Types of False Accusers and the Falsely Accused
Osan airman hospitalized for serious heat illness suffered during ruck march
EnCase® Forensic Software
Intelligent Software Solutions Awarded a $25 Million Contract by U.S. Air Force
Sailor Who Shot Himself on Sub Was Removed from Gun List



Virginia Reardon & Billie Joe McGinnis Pushed Deanna Wild Off Cliff at Big Sur, California; Reardon Sentenced to Life, Died in 2011; McGinnis Died in 1991 Before Trial (April 2, 1987)
Navy Veteran Richard Uffelman & 2 Children Opened Fire & Killed Neighbors Michael & Florence Phillips in Maine; Sentenced to Life in Prison (August 29, 1989)
Army Spouse Jennifer Reali Shot & Killed Lover’s Wife; Sentenced to Life in Prison, Paroled in December 2017 & Died From Pancreatic Cancer Three Months Later (September 12, 1990)
‘A Clue From the Grave’ by Irene Pence Unveils the Investigation of Air Force MSgt William Lipscomb Convicted of Raping and Murdering Estranged Wife Kathleen (May 1, 1997)
Army Soldier Kevin Spann Fatally Shot by Two Teenagers at Front Door of Georgia Home; Wife Gina Spann Pleaded Guilty to Avoid the Death Penalty, Sentenced to Life in Prison (May 11, 1997)
Martha Fulton was Gunned Down in a Parking Lot in Michigan; Donna Trapani Guilty of Hiring 3 Hitmen to Kill Lover’s Wife, Sentenced to Life in Prison, No Parole (October 4, 1999)
Navy Veteran Christopher Ingraham, Jr. Fatally Shot in Maine Home While Sleeping; Live-in Girlfriend Katrina Bridges Found Guilty & Sentenced to 47 Years in Prison (January 4, 2001)
Tourists Joshua Ford & Martha Crutchley Were Befriended, Lured, Robbed, and Murdered by Thrill Killers Erika & Benjamin Sifrit in Ocean City, Maryland (May 25, 2002)
Army National Guardsman & Serial Killer Robert Lee Yates Convicted of 2 More Aggravated 1st Degree Murders of Women in Pierce County, Washington (September 19, 2002)
Shonda Walter Used a Hatchet to Kill Neighbor & WWII Vet James Sementelli; Sentenced to Death But Commuted to Life in Prison, No Parole Due to Ineffective Counsel (March 25, 2003)
Forensic Files Premiered ‘Blanket of Evidence’: Michael Dean Overstreet Raped & Murdered Franklin College Student Kelly Eckart (April 4, 2007)
Deadly Women Premiered ‘Lethal Lovers’ on Investigation Discovery: Erika and Benjamin Sifrit Murdered Maryland Tourists Joshua Ford and Martha Crutchley (October 15, 2009)
Forensic Files Premiered ‘Dirty Little Seacret’: Thrill Killers Erika and Benjamin Sifrit Murdered Two Tourists in Ocean City, Maryland (May 28, 2010)
Army Veteran Samuel Wiggins Jr. Stabbed to Death by Live-In Girlfriend; Carmen Montelongo Found Guilty & Sentenced to 26 Years to Life in Prison (May 29, 2011)
Deadly Women Premiered ‘Vicious Vixens’ on Investigation Discovery; Virginia Reardon & Billie Joe McGinnis Killed Their Navy Son’s Wife (August 16, 2013)
Deadly Women Premiered ‘Souls of Stone’ on Investigation Discovery: Gold Digger Iva Kroeger Strangled a Married Couple Because She Wanted What They Had (November 15, 2013)
Deadly Women Premiered ‘Souls of Stone’ on Investigation Discovery: Donna Trapani Hired 3 Hitmen to Kill Lover’s Wife; Sentenced to Life, No Parole (November 15, 2013)
Deadly Women Premiered ‘Murder for Me’ on Investigation Discovery: Monique & Paul Berkley (October 23, 2015)
On This Day, Eight Army Soldiers & One West Point Cadet Died in a Flash Flood Training Accident at Fort Hood in Texas (June 2, 2016)
Who Killed Jane Doe? Premiered ‘The Tent Girl’ on Investigation Discovery: Barbara ‘Bobbie’ Hackmann & George ‘Earl’ Taylor (January 23, 2018)
Oxygen Premiered ‘Killing Versace: The Hunt for a Serial Killer’ (February 11, 2018)

On This Day:
Fire ravages U.S. carrier off Vietnam (July 29, 1967)
Son of Sam terrorizes New York (July 29, 1976)
Civilian Julie McGhee was Fatally Shot and Killed by Camp Pendleton Marine Andrew Urdiales in California (July 17, 1988)
Vietnam Veteran Drexelle McBride Shot to Death in Vehicle; Alisha Disotell Convicted of Manslaughter, Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison (July 15, 2002)
Retired Army Soldier Andrea Floyd Killed by Army Husband Brandon Floyd in Murder-Suicide at Fort Bragg (July 19, 2002)
Army Major David Shannon Fatally Shot by Step Daughter Elizabeth While Sleeping in N.C. Home; Wife Joan Shannon Guilty of Conspiracy, Sentenced to Life, No Parole (July 23, 2002)
Fort Carson Army Sgt. Melissa Valles Died of a Non-Combat Gunshot Wound While Deployed in Balad, Iraq (July 9, 2003)
Army Nurse Lt. Holley Lynn James Murdered by Marine Husband the Day After She Announced Divorce; John Wimunc Plead Guilty, Sentenced to Life in Prison (July 9, 2008)
Army Spc. Seteria Brown Died of a Non-Combat Related Incident in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan (July 25, 2008)
Cold Case: Army Veteran Kanika Powell Shot Several Times at Doorway of Maryland Home, No Known Suspects At This Time (August 28, 2008)
Army Specialist Morganne McBeth Killed by Fellow Soldier in Iraq, Specialist Nicholas Bailey Sentenced to Nine Months in Prison (July 1, 2010)
Amber Lowery’s Remains Identified; Husband & Army Veteran Michael Lowery Found Guilty of First Degree Murder and Sentenced to Life (July 23, 2013)
Army Spouse Dana Mackay Found Murdered in Virginia Home; SSG John Mackay, Nicole Houchin, Nace Houchin, & Greg Crawford Confessed to Crime (July 27, 2013)
Fort Bragg Army Soldier Iris Armstrong Found Murdered in Home; Accused Spouse Jason Armstrong Found Dead After Intense Manhunt & Police Stand-Off (July 1, 2016)
Fort Carson Army Soldiers Dustin Mincy, Roman Alred, Mykal Hall, and Aaron Perry Charged With First Degree Burglary, Felony Menacing, and Child Abuse (July 24, 2016)
Lt Col Teresa James Shares Experience with Sexual Assault & Reprisal at DoD IG Worldwide Hotline Outreach Conference (July 28, 2016)
Army Veteran Brandon Ransom Charged with Shooting Death of Acquaintance Christopher Bailey in Georgia Parking Lot (July 30, 2016)
Killeen PD: Army SSG Anthony Lovell Died of Injuries Sustained in Apparent Motorcycle Accident Along Nolan Creek in Killeen, Texas (July 3, 2017)
Navy Corpsman Jhadin Davis Convicted of First Degree Murder of Father & Son Albert and Duane Correll; Sentenced to Life in Prison, No Parole (July 31, 2017)
Deadly Women: 30 Military and Veteran Cases Featured on Investigation Discovery (July 20, 2018)
Fear Thy Neighbor Premiered ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’ on Investigation Discovery: Mark Tatum Ambushed Neighbor David Allen in Louisville, Kentucky Home (July 28, 2018)



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American Monster takes a look at Spokane serial killer Robert Lee Yates
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Brandita Taliano Documentary | Female Killers
Dateline Episode Trailer: The Night of the New Moon
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Forensic Files – Season 11, Ep 38: Blanket of Evidence
Forensic Files in HD – Season 13 Ep 46: Waste Mis-Management
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Forensic Files – Season 10, Ep 3: Plastic Puzzle
PEOPLE of the State of Michigan, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. James Arthur NORTHEY, Defendant-Appellee
The Army says an MP committed suicide. His family says no way.
The Mysterious Death Of Chad Langford
10 Suspicious Unsolved Military Mysteries
The 7 best military stories from the glory days of ‘Unsolved Mysteries’
DB Cooper Was Former Military Paratrooper From Michigan, Publisher Claims
Sneak peek: Murder in Pinyon Pines | 48 Hours
Murder in Pinyon Pines | 48 Hours
Pinyon Pines triple murder: Haunting photos and timeline
Sister reads one of Becky Friedli’s last post…
33 Women Who ‘Snapped’ and Committed Murder
Forensic Files – Season 10, Ep 11: Strong Impressions


Women Currently on Death Row in the United States
States with the Most Psychopaths in America, Ranked
Robert Matthews Abduction: The Phenomenon of Missing Time
Sacha Baron Cohen Criticized for “Stolen Valor” on Hijacked Billboard Near CBS Offices

Related Links:
A Month in Review: In the News on Military Justice for All (November 2017)
A Month in Review: In the News on Military Justice for All (December 2017)
A Month in Review: In the News on Military Justice for All (January 2018)
A Month in Review: In the News on Military Justice for All (February 2018)
A Month in Review: In the News on Military Justice for All (March 2018)
A Month In Review: in the News on Military Justice for All (April 2018)
A Month in Review: In the News on Military Justice for All (May 2018)
A Month in Review: In the News on Military Justice for All (June 2018)

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