Mike MacKool and Leslie Ballard

Leslie Ballard lived a privileged life. Her parents Les and Janie Ballard ran a successful printing business in Little Rock, Arkansas and paid for her master’s degree, her condo, her cars, and her vacations. Then she met and married Mike MacKool who was 23 years older than her!!!! He also had numerous ex-wives. It didn’t take Leslie’s parents too long to figure out that Mike MacKool (who was far from cool) was just using their daughter for her money. It didn’t hurt that she was quite attractive which for a dork looking guy like Mike MacKool has many people baffled what she seen in a loser like him.

Her parents eventually ended up supporting her less while she was married to Mike. When Leslie’s father died in his will she only received $25,000 of his multi million dollar estate. The majority obviously went to her mother.

Leslie and Mike then came up with a plan to kill Leslie’s mother. Believing that if Janie Ballard died within 30 days of her fathers death she would automatically inherit all the money. Which was false as Mike Mackool has issues reading and understanding.

Jeanie Ballard

On September 12th, 2003 Leslie went to her mothers home. She waited in the bushes with a wig and black face for almost 20 minutes until her mother came home. When she arrived Leslie stabbed her mother Janie over 70 times. Her throat had also been slit in what appeared to be attempt at decapitation. She also took a car, a coin collection, and jewelry to make it look like a robbery. She dressed in all black to appear like a black male, then dumped the get away car in a black neighborhood. As bad of an attempt as that was it was pointless as the police already knew of them as suspects the second they found Jeanie Ballard dead. Jeanie had told numerous people that she feared Leslie and Mike would kill her for her money.

Leslie and Mike were arrested for Janie Ballard’s murder. They were interviewed separately. Mike denied the whole thing, while Leslie admitted to the crime right away saying she was forced to do it by Mike Mackool.

While Leslie was cracking to the police and Mike was panicking in the hallway of the police station, he snapped and barricaded himself in a police interview room where he slit his wrists. The police had to use pepper spray to enter the room. (Should of left the tough guy in there).

She pleaded not guilty to a mental disorder.

Mike was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to 45 years in prison.

Links

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1293460/plotsummary

https://caselaw.findlaw.com/ar-supreme-court/1386457.html

https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna5068572

Mike Mackool

Michael Raymond MacKool- (Born -October 19th, 1953) Has a drug head son who was in jail for aggressive panhandling. LINK

 

Min Chen

Min Chen came to Canada on a Chinese student visa in 2001. He kidnapped and murdered 9 year old Cecilia Zhang on October 29th, 2003.

Min Chen (January 30th, 1983) from Shanghai, China. Chen’s father was an airline executive and his mother was a police officer. They were sending him money at the time he committed the crime. At the time of his crime Chen had dropped out of school and was fearing there was a chance he may be deported. He thought that if he got $25,000 he could enter into a marriage and stay.in Canada. He was desperate. (He claims)

Chen was friends with a female who was a boarder at the Zhang’s home. Chen had visited the Zhang home on a few occasions and had even met Cecilia before. That could of been why she was comfortable being near him or at least familiar with him. Whatever the case may be Chen went to the Zhang Whitehorn Cres. home between 3am and 4am on October 29th, 2003 and snatched her out of a window. He put a towel he brought with him over Cecilia’s mouth when she started to scream. He then placed her in the trunk of his car. When Chen checked on Cecilia later on he had discovered she had stopped breathing and was dead.

Cecilia’s parents also mortgaged their house in order to have money ready in case of a ransom demand. But one never came.

On March 27th, 2004 the decomposed remains of Cecilia Zhang were found in a wooded area in Mississauga. At the time they couldn’t determine the time of death or whether or not she had been sexually assaulted.

Cecilia Zhang was 9 years old at the time of her kidnap and murder. She was a grade 4 student enrolled in the gifted program at Seneca Hill Public School. She moved to Canada from China when she was 4 years old in 1998.

Chen pleaded guilty to Cecilia’s murder on May 9th, 2006. He claims the death was accidental. The judge is required to impose a life sentence, which means Chen will not be eligible for parole for between 10 and 20 years, depending on the circumstances of the case. If for some strange reason he gets released he will almost cetainly be sent back to China. Will he get released? I hope not but who knows that guy that chopped that guy’s head off on the greyhound bus can roam around free now so anything is.

Canada is too nice. They did this why? ??

Just three years after Min Chen was imprisoned for snatching nine-year-old Cecilia Zhang from her Toronto home in the middle of the night and killing her, he’s been quietly transferred out of maximum-security Kingston Penitentiary. The baby-faced child killer was secretly moved last week to a prison in British Columbia so he can be closer to family in China,

https://www.cancrime.com/2009/04/15/exclusive-cecilia-zhang-killer-moved-closer-to-home/

Links

https://www.thestar.com/news/2007/01/03/killer_caught_but_mystery_lingers.html

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/student-pleads-guilty-to-killing-9-year-old-cecilia-zhang-1.592686

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Cecilia_Zhang

Michael Briere

On May 12th, 2003 35 year old software developer Michael Briere kidnapped, raped, and murdered 10 year old Holly Jones in Toronto, Ontario. Briere dismembered her body and placed it into 2 bags using weights throwing the bags in the Toronto Harbor. The bags were found the next morning by a man walking his dog.

Briere kidnapped Holly Jones after she finished walking a friend home in a west Toronto neighborhood. Within hours of her disappearance police had issued an Amber Alert for her. The area around Holly Jones house had also reported many attempted child abductions in the weeks prior to her murder.

When the police asked people that lived in the area for a DNA sample Briere became a suspect as he was the only one in the area who refused to give one. So the police grabbed a discarded soda can that he used and linked his DNA to DNA under Holly’s fingernails.

Briere pleaded guilty to the crime on June 17th, 2004 to spare the Jones family from a trial, receiving an automatic life sentence in Kingston and will not be eligible to apply for parole until 2028. Another reason why Canada so needs to have the death penalty. Briere blamed viewing child porn as the reason for doing what he did.

Michael Briere (born 1968) lived in Toronto but was originally from Montreal who was described by neighbors as a quiet plump strange loser who stood only 5’7. Brier had no prior criminal record. Early in life Briere was known as a charmer and into body building. Later in life he got into sitting on the couch, computer games, and dungeons and dragons. Brier even got married to a woman in 1993 but was divorced by 1997.

Links

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Holly_Jones

https://www.buggedspace.com/the-sad-story-of-holly-jones-how-10-year-olds-murder-brought-a-toronto-community-together/

https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/holly-jones-suspected-killer-married-a-saultite-90091

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/heart-of-darkness/article714553/

Holly Jones (September 14th, 1992-May 12th, 2003)

Clear Lake Shooting

Snider & Paolilla

Crimes: On July 18th, 2003 Christine Paolilla (17) and her boyfriend Christopher Snider (Both heroin addicts) entered a home in Clear Lake, Texas (Tiffany Rowell) and fatally shot 4 of her friends inside. The weapons they used were a 9mm semi automatic pistol and a 38-calibre revolver. It made national headlines in the US known as “The Clear Lake Murders”.

  The victims in the house were Tiffany Rowell, Rachael Koloroutis, Marcus Precella, and Adelbert Sanchez. They were all shot multiple times. Koloroutis tried to call 911 and was repeatedly struck in the head with a gun by Paolilla. After the beating with the butt of the gun Paolilla apparently shot Koloroutis in the crotch. Police also stated that they noticed extreme overkill in the female victims.

 An hour after the murders Snider drove Christine to her job at Walgreens.

 The crimes went unsolved for over three years. Until an anonymous tipster who phoned in changed that. A man who Paolilla went to drug rehab with stated he met a woman there. This woman was braging about how she killed 4 people.

Christine Paolilla

Christine Marie Paolilla (Born Mar 31st, 1986): Christine Paolilla was born in Long Island, NY. She developed alopecia at a young age which causes you to lose your hair. Which is hence why she has no eyebrows and wears wigs. She had poor eye sight and often had to wear thick coke bottle like glasses.   She was born to Charles a construction worker and Lori a stay at home mom. Christine’s father passed away when she was 2 years old. She also had an older brother. At a young age her mother began abusing drugs and Christine and her brother went to live with their grand parents.  Once her mother got clean and remarried Christine moved back in with her mother and moved to Clear Lake, texas which is a suburb of Houston. 

  Two of the more popular students at the school Rachael Kolorotuis and Tiffany Rowell befriended Christine in high school. The helped her improve her appearance and she was later named “Miss Irresistable” by her fellow students.

  Christine was also known to be very jealous. Snider apparently even called the police on Christine several times. After a fight one night Christine spent the night outside of Snider’s family home. While doing so threatened to kill his family..

  In March of 2005 Christine married a fellow heroin addict that she met in rehab named Justin Rott.

Christopher Snider

Christopher Lee Snider: Committed suicide in August 2006 from overdosing on pain killers once he realized that the police were coming to capture him for the murders. At the time he was at his parents house in Greenville, South Carolina. Police found his decomposing body in the forest near his parents house.

 

Capture: Paolilla and Snider split in 2004 when Snider went to jail for car theft. Paolilla entered rehab and met her husband Justin Rott.

  On July 19th, 2006 Paolilla and Rott were in a hotel room in San Antonio, Texas when the police arrested her. Officers said the room was the grossest thing they have ever seen the room was full of drug paraphenilia and their was blood mist from syringes sprayed on the walls. There was 70 vials of heroin and over 100 syringes in the room when Paolilla was arrested.

Sentencing:On October 13, 2008 Paolilla was convicted of 4 counts of capital murder. Due to the fact that she was only 17 at the time of the murders she escaped the death penalty instead she got 40 years to life in prison.

 

Appeal:November 29th, 2008 Paolilla filed an appeal due to the fact that her court set her bail at $500,000 claiming the court abused its discretion.

 

Incarceration:Paolilla is currently at The Mountain View Unit in Gatesville, Texas. She will be eligible for parole in 2046.

 

Victims: Tiffany Rowell,Rachael Koloroutis,Marcus Precella,Adelbert Sanchez

Picture of a Hotel Room Christine and her Husband Were Staying in When She was Arrested.

Christine Being Interviewed By Police While Withdrawing From Heroin