Man kills girlfriend and her two young children

February 9, 1989Yuma, ArizonaAlvie Copeland Kiles (27) kills his girlfriend Valerie Lorraine Gunnell (26) and her two daughters Kiles had moved in with Valerie and her daughters — 9-month-old LeCresha Kirklin and 5-year-old Shemaeah Gunnell — in January of 1989. Weeks later on February 9, Kiles stole Valerie’s purse and sold her food stamps. He…

Man stabs, drowns wife ostensibly while sleepwalking

January 16, 1997Phoenix, ArizonaScott Falater stabs his wife Yarmila 44 times and holds her head under water, ostensibly as he sleepwalks Neighbors were alerted to the killing by Yarmila’s screams, which could be heard for up to 30 minutes. “I could just hear her yelling,” the Falaters’ next-door neighbor told radio stations shortly after the…

Woman kills, dismembers husband

November 24, 2009 (estimated)Scottsdale, ArizonaShari Lee Tobyne shoots and kills her husband Dwight Tobyne, dismembers his body, and discards the remains in three separate counties At the time of the shooting, the Tobynes’ marriage was at its end and Dwight informed Shari of his intent to file for divorce. Sometime between November 24 and 28,…