Souls Lost

A list of child custody related homicides by state. Please help me update this. If you become aware of a case not mentioned here, please post a comment or send me a message.


    ALABAMA

    Franklin County
    Father: PAUL GONZALEZ
    Victim(s): Andrea Gonzalez (5 years)
    Date of Death: Reported missing in Nov. 1993. Body never recovered.
    Custodial father eventually pleads guilty to manslaughter. Stepmother charged with child abuse.

    Jefferson County
    Father: CORY RICE
    Victim(s): Janiya Nicole Hale (1 year)
    Date of Death: July 2009
    Father, a registered sex offender, is charged with murder. Daughter died during overnight visitation.
    ARIZONA

    Cococino County
    Father: RYAN PETERS
    Victim(s): Teigan Peters (aka Teigan Brown) (3 years)
    Date of Death: June 2009
    Daughter killed in murder-suicide during court-ordered visitation . Mother had applied for orders of protection.

    Maricopa County
    Father: ALLEN CHAMBERS
    Victim(s): Mindi Chambers (17 years)
    Date of Death: Assumed to have been murdered around the time she went missing in 1982.
    Custodial father ALLEN CHAMBERS is now presumed to have murdered Mindi Chambers around the time she went missing. Daughter had reported sexual abuse to the authorities. Not reported as officially missing til 1995.

    Father: JEFFREY DUCHANE
    Victim(s): Trenay Duchane (12 years)
    Date of Death: Nov. 2008
    Custodial father and stepmother convicted of murder.

    Father: RAUL MOLINA GONZALEZ
    Victim(s): Anthony Gonzalez (11 years)
    Date of Death: Summer 2005
    Father convicted of murdering son during summer visitation.

    Father: NUSHAWN CAMPBELL
    Victim(s): Son (5 years)
    Date of Death: June 2009
    Father with sole custody stabs son to death in failed murder-suicide. Mother had been trying to regain custody.

    CALIFORNIA
    Contra Costa County
    Father: ERHAN KAYIK
    Victim(s): Volkan Kayik (16 years)
    Date of Death: July 2007
    Custodial father found guilty in 2009 of strangulation death of son.
    El Dorado County
    Father: DAVID ELIOTT
    Victim(s): Chandler Nash-Eliott (11 years)
    Date of Death: Dec. 2009
    Father not charged in the “suicide” of son. Father had physical custody, parents had shared custody. Father had extensive history with CPS regarding neglect, abuse, lack of supervision, etc.

    Los Angeles County
    Father: DAVID HELMS
    Victim(s): Lance Helms (2 1/2 years)
    Date of Death: 1995
    Custodial dad convicted in beating death of son. Father had obtained custody despite extensive history of violence, drug abuse.

    Father: CAMERON BROWN
    Victim(s): Lauren Sarene Key (4 years)
    Date of Death: Nov. 2000
    Father scheduled to go to trial for 3rd time for death of daughter. Daughter was allegedly pushed off cliff during visitation in order to avoid child support.

    Orange County
    Father: GIDEON WALTER OMONDI
    Victim(s): Richie Omondi (4 years)
    Date of Death: 2006
    Father shared custody with the child’s mother. Convicted of 1st degree murder in Jan. 2010. Drowned son to avoid child support.

    San Bernadino County
    Father: JESUS ROMAN FUENTES
    Victim(s): Jesus Gabriel Fuentes (4 years)
    Date of Death: Feb. 2010
    Father crashes car, shoots to death son during visitation. Parents divorced. Father in critical condition from self-inflicted gun shot wound.

    Father: STEPHEN CHARLES GARCIA
    Victim(s): Wyatt Garcia (9 months)
    Date of Death: Jan. 2010
    Father kills son during court-ordered visitation. Murder-suicide. Parents never married. Mother had pleaded with 3 judges regarding father’s violence, threats.

    San Diego County
    Father: DENNIS POTTS
    Victim(s): Tori Vienneau (22 years), Dean Springtube (10 months)
    Date of Death: July 2006
    Father is convicted Sept. 2009 in the murders of his former girlfriend and son. Father didn’t want to take paternity test, pay child support.
    Ventura County

    Father: JAMES MULVANEY
    Victim(s): Jason Mulvaney (12 years), Jennifer Mulvaney (7 years)
    Date of Death: Sept. 2009
    Father stabs to death son and daughter in murder-suicide during overnight visitation. Parents had shared custody and were still involved in divorce, custody case.

    COLORADO
    Arapahoe County
    Father: AARON THOMPSON
    Victim(s): Aarone Thompson (7 years)
    Date of Death: Reported missing in Nov. 2005. Body never recovered.
    Father convicted in Sept. 2009 in daughter’s murder. Father had custody, as he had abducted the children from mother in Michigan.

    Jefferson County
    Father: JOSEPH TRUJILLO
    Victim(s): Adrian Trujillo (5 months)
    Date of Death: Jan. 2010
    Father charged in death of infant son. Father had physical custody while mother in military. Father alleged to have left baby alone while father went out drinking for 7 hours. Baby later found dead.

    CONNECTICUT
    New Haven County
    Father: MORRIES D. HILL SR.
    Victim(s): Morries Hill Jr. (5 months)
    Date of Death: 2008
    Father charged in connection with the death of son. Baby died from “severe physical abuse.” Infant died in father’s home during overnight visitation.

    FLORIDA
    Colllier County
    Father: SAMUEL SEJOUR
    Victim(s): Elijay Kye Aliazar (3 months)
    Date of Death: Jan. 2009
    Father had shared custody with infant’s mother. Son died of blunt force trauma to the head during visitation. Father charged w. 2nd-degree murder.

    Duval County
    Father: JOSI M. HALL
    Victim(s): Kyla Hall (1 year)
    Date of Death: 2008
    Father had sole custody, and had been cleared of previous abuse allegations. Daughter died of blunt force trauma at home.

    Hillsborough County
    Father: CHAUNCEY ROBINSON
    Victim(s): Chavon Robinson (22 months)
    Date of Death: Feb. 2008
    Father convicted Dec. 2009 of murdering child during visitation.

    Jackson County
    Father: WESLEY JONATHAN WILLIAMS
    Victim(s): Danielle Baker (mother), sons Ahmaad (4 years) and Amarion (1 year), and unrelated infant.
    Date of Death: 2005
    Father allegedly committed quadruple murder because he was angry about child support.

    Lake County
    Father: RICHARD L. ADAMS
    Victim(s): Kayla McKean (6 years)
    Date of Death: 1998
    Custodial father beat daughter to death. Had been subject of multiple CPS investigations.

    Orange County
    Father: ROOSEVELT BRADLEY II
    Victim(s): Roosevelt Bradley III (8 months)
    Date of Death: Aug. 2009
    Father arrested for murder of infant during visitation.

    Osceola County
    Father: MELVIN ORTIZ
    Victim(s): Unnamed Son (5 years)
    Date of Death: July 2009
    Son beaten to death while visiting father, stepmother.

    Palm Beach County
    Father: TONY CAMACHO
    Victim(s): Crystal Camacho (8 years), Nelson Camacho (10 years)
    Date of Death: Dec. 2006
    Father and mother were finalizing divorce. During Christmas visitation, father stabbed daughter, then killed her and brother Nelson Camacho (10 years) in arson murder-suicide. Mother had unsucessfully petitioned for protection.

    Pasco County
    Father: THOMAS LUDWIG
    Victim(s): Diella Ludwig (2 months)
    Date of Death: Dec. 2008
    CPS granted father THOMAS LUDWIG custody of infant twins. Father charged with 1st-degree murder in Diella’s death.

    Volusia County
    Father: MICHAEL REESE
    Victim(s): Jeremiah Reese (14 years)
    Date of Death: Sept. 2009
    Jeremiah Reese died of “accidental overdose” at the home of his custodial father. Father had long history of abuse, neglect with CPS.

    IDAHO
    Ada County
    Father: NICHOLAS BACON
    Victim(s): Bekm Bacon (8 months)
    Date of Death: Feb. 2010
    Father shot to death son in murder-suicide. Parents going through divorce, but had joint custody. Infant killed during visitation with father.

    Jerome County
    Father: ROBERT ARAGON
    Victim(s): Sage Aragon (11 years)
    Date of Death: Dec. 2008
    Custodial father acquitted of involuntary manslaughter in hypothermia death of daughter. Father had told to her to walk to mother’s home during blizzard.

    Twin Falls County
    Father: JIM NICE JR.
    Victim(s): Justin Nice (6 years), Spencer Nice (6 years), Raquel Anna Nice (2 years)
    Date of Death: 2005
    Father murdered children with rat poison during court-ordered visitation.

    ILLINOIS
    McClean County
    Father: MICHAEL CONNELLY
    Victim(s): Duncan Connelly (6 years) and Jack Connelly (4 years)
    Date of Death: March 2009
    Father killed sons in murder-suicide during court-ordered visitation. Mother had extensive involvment with the courts trying to prevent contact with father.

    Will County
    Father: CHIDI ESI
    Victim(s): Nathan Esi (19 months)
    Date of Death: Oct. 2009
    Father accused of drowning son during visitation.

    INDIANA
    Green County
    Father: RONALD A. BOHANNON
    Victim(s): Travis Bohannon (14 months)
    Date of Death: Aug. 2009
    Father separated from wife. Son “accidently” shot during visitation. Father convicted of reckless homicide Jan. 2010.

    Lake County
    Father: CORDELL RICHARDSON
    Victim(s): Eboni Richardson (19 months)
    Date of Death: Aug. 2009
    Father shot daughter during visitation. Didn’t want child’s mother to do moveaway.
    Father: TERRY BETHEL (aka Terry Noel)
    Victim(s): Josiah Shaw (13 months)
    Date of Death: Jan. 2008
    Father allegedly arranged to have visitation with son, then shot him to death to avoid child support.

    KANSAS
    Shawnee County
    Father: JAMES KRAIG KAHLER
    Victim(s): Karen Kahler (44 years), Emily Kahler (18 years), Lauren Kahler (16 years), Dorothy Wight (89 years)
    Date of Death: Nov. 2009
    Parents were in the process of divorcing, reportedly “sparring over children.”
    Sumner County
    Father: UNNAMED FATHER
    Victim(s): Caden Michael Reemes (4 years)
    Date of Death: Aug. 2009
    Child asphyxiated at the home of his custodial UNNAMED FATHER.

    KENTUCKY
    Anderson County
    Father: TIMOTHY FRAZIER
    Victim(s): Cole Frazier (21 months)
    Date of Death: May 2009
    Father obtained custody with police assistance through fraudulent EPO. Shot son to death in murder-suicide. Mother suing police, city.

    Clark County
    Father: PATRICK WATKINS
    Victim(s): Michaela Watkins (10 years)
    Date of Death: 2007
    Custodial father, stepmother found guilty of murder in girl’s death. Girl removed from mother’s home by social workers.

    LOUISIANA
    Pointe Coupee Parish
    Father: AARON BOWMAN
    Victim(s): Aaron Bowman, Jr.
    Date of Death: Nov. 2009
    Father had “temporary” custody of son, 2-year-old daughter when son beaten to death. Father charged with 1st-degree murder.

    MAINE
    Kennebec County
    Father: SHANE SOUCY
    Victim(s): Connor Soucy (4 months)
    Date of Death: Aug. 2009
    Infant became “unresponsive” during visit with father. Later died at hospital.
    MARYLAND

    Baltimore County
    Father: MARK CASTILLO
    Victim(s): Anthony Castillo (6 years), Austin Castillo (4 years), Athena Castillo (2 years)
    Date of Death: Mar. 2008
    Mother had tried to stop father from having access, but blocked by courts. Children murdered during court-ordered visitation.

    Father: STEPHEN NELSON
    Victim(s) Turner Jordan Nelson (3 years)
    Date of Death: Feb. 2008
    Murdered by father by being thrown off bridge. Father and mother had argued in court over custody.

    MASSACHUSETTS
    Bristol County
    Father: KRISTOPHER GRIFFIN
    Victim(s): Kaitlyn (6 years)
    Date of Death: July 2009
    Father allegedly murdered daughter because he was concerned about possible moveaway.

    Worcester County
    Father: LESLIE G. SHULER
    Victim(s): Nathaniel Turner (7 years)
    Date of Death: June 2009
    Father charged with beating death of son. Took place during father’s summer visitation.
    MICHIGAN

    Oakland County
    Father: JOHN KELLY
    Victim(s): unnamed infant (13 weeks)
    Date of Death: Feb. 2010
    Infant died during unsupervised visitation.
    St. Clair County
    Father: JOE GALVAN
    Victim(s): Prhaze Galvan (3 years)
    Date of Death: Jan. 2010
    Child died of blunt force trauma in home of father, stepmother. Both face murder charges.

    MISSOURI
    Cass/Jackson Counties
    Father: MARK GUENTHER
    Victim(s): Elizabeth Guenther (18 months)
    Date of Death: Feb. 2010
    Father to be charged with 2nd degree murder. Baby suffered fatal skull fracture during father’s weekend visitation.

    Father: DAN PORTER
    Victim(s): Sam Porter (7 years), Lindsey Porter (8 years)
    Date of Death: June 2004
    Father murdered children during court-ordered visitation. Had extensive history of domestic violence.

    St. Louis County
    Father: Nathaniel Robinson
    Victim(s): Desmon Valenzuela (3 years)
    Date of Death: 2007
    Father obtained custody 1 month before child’s beating death. Convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Jan 2010.

    NEVADA
    Clark County
    Father: BRANDON TODD ARDUINO
    Victim(s): Brandon Christopher Arduino-Boggs (13 years)
    Date of Death: Sept. 2009
    Son killed in auto homicide case where father DUI. Parents had been in lengthy child custody case.

    Father: ALEX KOPYSTENSKI
    Victim(s): Giovani Kopystenski (5 years)
    Date of Death: July 2009
    Custodial father. Autistic son “accidentally” shoots himself in head after finding gun in father’s car.

    NEW JERSEY
    Passaic County
    Father: EDELMIRO GONZALEZ
    Victim(s): Adrian Gonzalez (7 years)
    Date of Death: Nov. 2009
    Father in “bitter custody dispute” with “estranged” wife. 7-year-old son shot to death, 11-year-old son, wife, in critical condition.

    NEW MEXICO
    Bernalillo County
    Father: RICHARD ROBERT SANCHEZ
    Victim(s): Richard Jr, Daniel, and Christopher Sanchez
    Date of Death: Aug. 2001
    Father “went missing” with sons during custodial visit. Bodies recovered, identified in July 2009.
    NEW YORK
    Erie County
    Father: JAMES E. KENT
    Victim(s); Joshua Kent (3 years)
    Date of Death: Mar. 2005
    Sole custody father beats son to death.

    Genessee County
    Father: UNNAMED FATHER
    Victim(s); Marcus Peters (6 years)
    Date of Death: Oct. 2009
    Child dies during weekend visitation with father, but authorities say death not “suspicious.”

    Monroe County
    Father: MARK RESCH
    Victim(s): Hunter Resch (7 years)
    Date of Death: Feb. 2010
    Child shot to death in murder-suicide during court-ordered visitation. Father had history of DV, mother had filed two orders of protection.

    Orange County
    Father: CHRISTOPHER RHODES
    Victim(s): Jerica Rhodes (7 years)
    Date of Death: Jan. 2005
    Sole custody father convicted in daughter’s stabbing death. Had extensive history of DV.

    NORTH CAROLINA
    Edgecombe County
    Father: BRICE MCMILLAN
    Victim(s): Tyler Brice (13 years)
    Date of Death: June 2008
    Custodial father, stepmother convicted of 2nd-degree murder. Boy tied to tree, died of dehydration, heat exhaustion.

    OKLAHOMA
    Bryan County
    Father: WOLF ABEL
    Victim(s): Cheyenne Wolf (11 years)
    Date of Death: April 2008
    Custodial father, stepmother charged in girl’s death.

    OHIO
    Cuyahoga County
    Father: ANTHONY JOHNSON
    Victim(s) Anthony Johnson Jr.
    Date of Death: Aug. 2009
    Father accused of beating child to death during visitation.

    Franklin/Delaware Counties
    Father: DANIEL J. DOBSON
    Victims: Nicole Dobson (15 years), Sarah Dobson (11 years)
    Date of Death: Dec. 2009
    Father had physical placement of 15-year-old daughter. “Shared parenting” plan in place with divorced mother. Girls shot to death in murder-suicide.

    Stark County
    Father: JAMES MAMMONE III
    Victim(s): Macy Mammone (5 years), James Mammone (3 years), Margaret Eakin (57 years)
    Date of Death: June 2009
    Divorced father convicted of stabbing children, beating to death former mother-in-law in Jan. 2010.

    OREGON
    Clackamas County
    Father: DONALD L. COCKRELL
    Victim(s) Alexis Pounder (3 years)
    Date of Death: Jan. 2010
    Father, mother had shared custody. Father, girlfriend charged with beating, starving girl to death. Mother allegedly blocked from seeing child by father.

    PENNSYLVANIA
    Philadelphia County
    Father: DOMINGO “ANIBAL” FERREIRA
    Victim(s) Charlenni Ferreira (10 years)
    Date of Death: Oct. 2009
    Girl died from abuse in the home of her custodial father, stepmother. Father later (allegedly) committed suicide in jail cell.

    SOUTH CAROLINA
    Anderson County
    Father: JAMES T. DICKERSON
    Victim(s): Jeremy Dickerson (7 years)
    Date of Death: July 2009
    Father with “full custody” charged in son’s beating death.

    Chester County
    Father: UNNAMED FATHER
    Victim(s): Xymerra Evans (11 months)
    Date of Death: Sept. 2009
    Child sexually abused, beaten during visitation with father. Later died at hospital.

    TENNESSEE
    Shelby County
    Father: CURTIS LEE MORRIS, JR.
    Victim(s): Isaiah Snipes (16 months)
    Date of Death: Nov. 2009
    Father had just obtained custody of son, 3-year-old daughter in Sept. 2009. Father charged w. 2nd-degree murder.

    Warren County
    Father: MITCHELL STONE
    Victim(s): Kayndace (3 years), Akeelia (1 year)
    Date of Death: May 2009
    Custodial father, stepmother charged in deaths of two girls.

    TEXAS
    Denton County
    Father: DUKE WATROUS
    Victim(s): Ashley Watrous (10 years)
    Date of Death: Dec. 2009
    Custodial father charged in shooting death.

    Gaines/Yoakum Counties
    Father: MARIO ROMERO
    Victim(s): Mitchell Romero (3 years), unnamed mother
    Date of Death: Oct. – Nov. 2009
    Mother reportedly murdered by father during child abduction. Son later killed in car accident.

    Jasper County
    Father: LEO DESMOREAUX IV
    Victim(s): Triston Dobbins (21 months)
    Date of Death: Dec. 2007
    Boy died of head injuries while visiting father, stepmother. Father on trial for capital murder Jan. 2010.

    VIRGINIA
    Norfolk County
    Father: JOSHUA SAWYER
    Victim(s): Carly Sawyer (5 years)
    Date of Death: June 2009
    Custodial father, stepmother charged with 2nd-degree murder. Mother lost custody during divorce, father denied mother contact.

    WEST VIRGINIA
    Mercer County
    Father: RONALD HOLCOMB
    Victim(s): Brooklyn Holcomb (5 years)
    Date of Death: Jan. 2007
    Custodial father convicted of 2nd-degree murder in daughter’s death. Mother had lost custody the year before after applying for child support.

2 comments:

  1. I have found your web site interesting and I believe that your husband fits the description of a sociopath based on what I know about the disorder. I do find the above list of fathers killing their children as a little off-putting as you have not listed any women who also have killed their children. It has been statistically documented that Mothers kill their children in greater numbers than men, Just google it. Here is jushttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/16/mother-kill-children-society-_n_850094.htmlt one of the many articles that support this:

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  2. David, I actually DO know there are many, many mothers that commit child abuse and murder. However, there are not that many female sociopaths, which is primarily what the site is about. Statistically, ASPD is a male dominated disorder. However, anyone is welcome to add to this list- so if you know of a case that should be added, let me know.

    I have said over and over that the site isn't targeting loving wonderful fathers. My own dad is an example of a man who should have had custody over my mother, who did try to damage our relationship... and failed.

    Do you know of a case where a protective dad begged the court to protect his child, the court ignored him, and his child was killed? If so, please share and I will gladly post to help raise awareness. These men should be honored just as much as any mother for trying to protect their young.

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