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

 

Bradley Martin & Carolyn King

Bradley Martin (21) met Carolyn King(27), a married mother of 4, when he was working for a prison release program at a Candy Factory they both worked at. The 2 even had Conjugal visits. He was in prison for a parole violation. One day he went out on work release but never returned back to prison.

Guy Goodman

On September 25, 1993, police made a welfare check at the Lebanon County, Pennsylvania home of Guy Goodman, 74, a community-minded retired florist who’d not been seen in several days. Inside it smelt instantly of death. There was blood and pieces of broken glass all over the floor. In the basement the police discovered the decomposing body of Goodman. He had been strangled with extension cords and had a plastic bag tied around his head. He had been dead for over a week. There was no signs of a break in and 3 empty coffee cups on the kitchen table appearing like he had guests. His credit card and vehicle were missing. When police dusted the place for prints. A print of 21 year old Bradley Martin came up.

The police put out an APB for Martin and King not knowing if King had been kidnapped by Martin or left her family on her own will. When police questioned her husband he says he hadn’t spoke to his wife in weeks. Police also later found out that there was a connection between Martin and Goodman as Goodman mentored Martin in a program for troubled youth.

On September 27th, 1993 the police had found out that Goodman’s credit card was used in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and most recently South Dakota. The last point they found it used in was a hotel in Bismarck, North Dakota. At that place another person a tourist bus company worker named Donna Martz (59) went missing. When police found Goodman’s car abandoned authorities figured they were now using Donna Martz’s car.

On October 5th, 1993 A California Highway Patrol officer spotted a vehicle matching the description of Martz’s car outside of San Diego. When the officer got close enough to the vehicle he identified the people in the car as King and Martin. The chase ended when the car got into a little accident and the two were arrested. There was no sign of Donna Martz and neither of the suspects were talking. Later to save her own ass King of course claimed that she stayed with Martin as she feared for her life. Martin agreed with her and went along with her story. But police doubted she was unwilling as security footage showed her using the cards and checks by herself with plenty of time to escape or tell someone.

Eventually, Martin and King cooperated with police and drew a map of where Martz was shot. Her body was recovered and brought home to her family. What Martin and King did was lock Martz in her trunk while alive, then went shopping with her credit cards in Elko, Nevada, then drove her to the middle of the desert and shot her in the head.

Martin and King were both charged with kidnapping and two counts of first degree murder. They were brought back to Pennsylvania and awaited trial. On October 11, 1994 they were each found guilty and sentenced to death. Martin and King were later resentenced to life without parole. 

Links

https://www.oxygen.com/killer-couples/crime-news/bradley-martin-carolyn-king-go-on-cross-country-killing-spree

https://murderpedia.org/female.K/k/king-carolyn.htm

Rachel Mullenix

When Rachel Mullenix was only 16, her and her 21 year old boyfriend Ian Allen stabbed her 56 year old mother Barbara Mullenix to death in Huntington Beach, California on September 13th, 2006. Then dumped her body covered in a bloody blanket with a butter knife sticking out of her eye in Newport Harbor. She had been stabbed more than 50 times with 2 different knives .The most memorable thing about this case that I remember when they aired it on Forensic Files was that they stabbed her mother in the eye with a butter knife (which was lodged in her skull when she was found) and that they identified her mother by her breast implants. Fake boobs apparently are like rolex’s they track them. Good to know.

After the 2 dumped Barbara’s body in the harbor, Rachel and Ian started heading towards Tampa, Florida on Interstate 10. But here stopped in Louisiana. Officers pulled over Allen’s truck and then Rachel ran up to the officers claiming that Allen had kidnapped her and held her against her will. When the detectives split them apart and interviewed Rachel, they did not believe her story at all. They also seen surviellance of the two of them in a convenience store earlier that day. She had plenty of time to escape and moved around freely. She did not look like she was being held against her will on camera. She acted like she was Allen’s girlfriend.

Rachael Scarlett Mullenix- Rachel denied and denied and pointed all the blame at Ian Allen. He in favor did the same. Rachel’s father Bruce still believes that his daughter is innocent. Her and Ian both said the other killed Barbara but they admitted to cleaning up. Rachel also used her mothers alcoholism and abuse towards her as a reason to kill her. She basically couldn’t keep her lies straight. Rachael was born in Oklahoma City in 1989 – the only child of Barbara and Bruce Mullenix – and lived there until she became a teenager. She grew up with her half-brother Alex – Barbara’s son from a prior marriage.

After four days of deliberations, a jury convicted her and sentenced her to 25 years to life.

Ian Westleigh Allen- Ian and Rachel first started dating in May of 2006. At first Rachel;s parents did not approve of the relationship. But Rachael’s parents eventually accepted Allen — even giving him a written permission slip to show authorities that he was allowed to date their daughter, a minor. In return, she needed to abide by her parents’ rules, including a curfew that required her to be home by 1 a.m. On Aug. 31, Rachael didn’t come home. Her mother was frantic. She kept calling her daughter’s cell phone, but there was no answer. She drove over to Allen’s home. The teen was there, sleeping. Barbara dragged Rachael home – then grounded her from seeing her beau. A few days later, Barbara mother relented to Rachael’s pleas and allowed the couple to see a movie.

Allen was later also convicted of first-degree murder and received 25 to life. 

Barbara Mullenix.

Rachel’s half brother spoke out about the crime in 2020 saying that Rachel was a victim more than an aggressor. He also claimed about how controlling and horrible his mother was to life with. Hence why he left. The interview is HERE.

Links

https://murderpedia.org/female.M/m/mullenix-rachael.htm

Ian Westleigh Designs
www.ArtPal.com/iwdesignsHi, my names is Ian Allen. I’m 34 years old, serving a life sentence and have been in prison since 2006. You may have even seen my case on 48 Hours, Investigation Discovery, or a few other shows. Originally from Huntington Beach, Orange County. I’ve done commission work for clothing, album covers, tattoos, and am currently working on a graphic novel series.

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