Elizabeth Mendoza, ib tug phooj ywg los ntawm kev ua hauj lwm, kov lub ntsej muag ntawm tus tuag Ryan Lockridge thaum lub sij hawm nws lub ntees tuag lub Searching Together Baptist Church nyob rau hauv Racine rau lub Xya hli ntuj 22, 2005. Lockridge yog ib tug ntawm peb cov neeg tua nyob rau hauv ib tug tua. Yim xyoo tom qab, cov tub ceev xwm tshawb nrhiav tau nyuam qhuav foob cov ntaub ntawv. Scott Anderson / The Journal Times
Sijhawm Nyeem Ntawv: 6 feeb
Hais txog zaj dab neeg no

Zaj dab neeg no yog ib feem ntawm "Cov Kab Mob Txias: Taug qab Wisconsin qhov kev tua neeg tsis tau daws," ib txoj haujlwm uas lub hom phiaj los tsim cov thawj coj tshiab, muaj txiaj ntsig rau Wisconsin cov neeg tshawb nrhiav neeg tua neeg.

Cov koob no yog coj los ntawm Gannett Wisconsin Media hauv kev koom tes nrog Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.

Ethel Lockridge ntseeg tias nws tus tub poob nws txoj sia los ua kom muaj kev thaj yeeb nyab xeeb.

Thaum Lub Xya Hli 17, 2005, Ryan Lockridge, 23, raug tua sab nraum ntawm Racine bar. Thaum cov tub ceev xwm tseem tsis paub meej tias nws tshwm sim li cas, nws niam nyiam xav tias nws tab tom sim daws qhov kev tsis sib haum xeeb ntawm ob tug tub rog dhau qhov kev ua si tsuav.

Qhov kev tua ua rau Lockridge thiab ob tug neeg tuag thiab plaub tus neeg raug mob.

Juwan Matthews tau ua nws thawj zaug tshwm sim hauv tsev hais plaub thaum lub Tsib Hlis 10, 2013, rau kev foob thawj-degree txhob txwm tua neeg hauv kev sib txuas nrog Racine 2005 triple murder. Ryan Lockridge, Aaron Woods, thiab Frank Mister, tag nrho 23, ntawm Racine, raug tua tuag thaum Lub Xya Hli 17, 2005, hauv qhov chaw nres tsheb. Scott Anderson / The Journal Times

"Nws ib txwm sim ua kom muaj kev thaj yeeb nyab xeeb rau cov xwm txheej," Ethel Lockridge nco qab. "Kuv tsis tau hais tias nws yog ib tug tim tswv los yog dab tsi. Nws tseem hluas, nws koom nrog lwm tus menyuam yaus, tab sis nws yeej tsis ua teeb meem rau leej twg. "

Txij li thaum tua, Lockridge, ntawm Racine, tau tos kom kaw. Qhov ntawd yuav tshwm sim sai sai no.

Thaum Lub Ob Hlis, yav dhau los tus neeg nyob hauv Racine Juwan Matthews raug them nrog ob suav ntawm thawj-degree txhob txwm tua neeg thiab plaub suav ntawm sim thawj-degree txhob txwm tua neeg. Nws raug coj mus rau Wisconsin los ntawm California, qhov chaw uas nws tau raug txim rau XNUMX thiab ib nrab xyoo rau tsoomfwv cov nqi faib tshuaj.

Thaum lub Tsib Hlis, Asmeskas cov tub rog tau ntes lwm tus neeg raug liam txhaum cai, Demetrus "Meechie" Ozier, hauv Memphis, Tenn.

Demetrus "Meechie" Ozier raug ntes nyob rau lub Tsib Hlis thiab ntsib kev raug txim ntawm thawj-degree txhob txwm tua neeg nrog rau Racine 2005 triple tua. Scott Anderson / The Journal Times

Raws li ib tug xov xwm ceeb toom, Ozier raug ntes ntawm lub chaw tsav tsheb daim ntawv tso cai thaum sim kom tau txais kev dag ntxias. Tom qab ntawd nws raug xa mus rau Wisconsin qhov chaw uas nws ntsib tib yam nqi raws li Matthews.

Lockridge tsis paub txog qhov raug ntes mus txog thaum hu rau lub Rau Hli los ntawm tus neeg sau xov xwm. Thaum xub thawj nws nyob ntsiag to, ces hais tias nws zoo siab.

"Tom qab yim xyoo, kuv tau muab tso rau hauv kuv lub siab tias lawv nyuam qhuav tsis nco qab txog nws," nws hais. “Nws yeej ua rau kuv zoo siab heev paub tias lawv tsis hnov ​​qab txog nws. Lawv yeej tau ua ib yam dab tsi. "

Kev raug ntes tau ua ib feem vim muaj kev sib koom tes ntawm Racine tub ceev xwm thiab "cov ntaub ntawv txias" pab pawg tshuaj xyuas los ntawm Wisconsin Koom Haum Saib Xyuas Kev Tua Raug Neeg.

"Lawv muab tej zaum ib lub qhov muag uas tsis tau saib qhov no ua ntej," Racine tub ceev xwm soj ntsuam Kurt Meyer tau hais. "Lawv rov qab los nrog cov lus qhia uas muaj txiaj ntsig."

Meyer tau hais tias pab pawg tshuaj xyuas pab tub ceev xwm "txuas cov ntsiab lus," thiab lawv cov kev koom tes tau pab txhawb kom cov neeg foob foob foob.

Kev kho mob khaub thuas

Wisconsin Association of Homicide Investigators 'Cold Case Review Team yog ib pab pawg ntawm 10 tus kws tshawb nrhiav haujlwm thiab so haujlwm. Txij li thaum nws tau tsim hauv 2006, pab pawg tau ntsib los tshuaj xyuas 17 tus neeg mob khaub thuas.

Ib rooj plaub Madison:

Ib kis mob khaub thuas hauv Madison tsis ntev los no tau sov dua li tub ceev xwm tau tshwm sim los kaw rau ntawm tus neeg raug liam hauv xyoo 1986 tua Andrew Nehmer. Nyeem ntxiv ntawm no.

Wisconsin tau khaws tsawg kawg 277 tus neeg mob khaub thuas txij li xyoo 2003, raws li kev suav sau los ntawm Gannett Wisconsin Media siv cov ntaub ntawv los ntawm Lub Xeev Lub Chaw Haujlwm Saib Xyuas Kev Ncaj Ncees thiab lwm qhov chaw. Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism ua haujlwm nrog Gannett ntawm "Mob khaub thuas: Taug qab Wisconsin qhov kev tua neeg uas tsis tau daws teeb meem,” ib txoj haujlwm uas lub hom phiaj los tsim cov thawj coj tshiab, muaj txiaj ntsig rau Wisconsin cov neeg tshawb nrhiav neeg tua neeg.

Steve Daniels, ib tug qub tub ceev xwm uas tau tsim tsa thiab ua tus thawj coj pab pawg neeg mob khaub thuas, hais tias nws muab kev tshuaj xyuas dawb raws li qhov kev thov ntawm cov tub ceev xwm thoob plaws lub xeev. Cov koom haum nrhiav kev tshuaj xyuas ua 60- txog 90-feeb kev nthuav qhia rau pawg thawj coj hauv Green Bay ntawm Concordia University lub tsev kawm ntawv.

Nws hais tias pab pawg tshuaj xyuas yog lub koom haum sab laj. Txawm hais tias nws tsis tsim cov ntaub ntawv pov thawj tshiab rau cov xwm txheej, nws muab cov neeg tshawb xyuas nrog cov lus qhia tshwj xeeb rau kev txav lawv cov rooj plaub mus tom ntej.

Daniels tau hais tias "Qhov tseeb tias cov xwm txheej no txias vim yog vim li cas," "Cov ntaub ntawv pov thawj tau tawg lossis kis kab mob." Nws hais tias nyob rau hauv rooj plaub Racine, nws siv sijhawm ntau xyoo rau cov neeg tim khawv kom muaj kev nyab xeeb txaus los mus tom ntej.

Ob tus tub ceev xwm Daniels thiab Racine tsis kam tham txog cov lus pom zoo tshwj xeeb uas pab pawg tshuaj xyuas tau ua rau hauv rooj plaub vim tias nws tseem nyob hauv tsev hais plaub. Tab sis Daniels tau muab qee yam piv txwv ntawm hom lus qhia uas nws tau muab.

Nyob rau hauv ib rooj plaub, nws hais tias, pab neeg no pom zoo kom tub ceev xwm exhume tus neeg raug tsim txom lub cev. Hauv lwm qhov xwm txheej, nws tau muab cov ntaub ntawv puas siab puas ntsws ntawm cov neeg raug liam, pom zoo kom muaj cov pov thawj pov thawj los txiav txim siab seb puas yuav raug foob lossis hais qhia rov qab ua pov thawj tseem ceeb.

Txhaum phab ntsa

Daniels tau txais lub tswv yim rau pab neeg xyuas thaum mus koom lub rooj sib tham Philadelphia rau lub Vidocq Society. Lub npe tom qab hloov kho Fabkis txoj kev ua txhaum cai uas nyob rau xyoo 1800s tau hloov kho cov txheej txheem tshawb nrhiav, cov zej zog tshuaj xyuas cov xwm txheej txias los ntawm thoob plaws ntiaj teb. Pab pawg Wisconsin sib xyaw cov txheej txheem no nrog cov kws tshaj lij hauv tsev.

Qee lub sij hawm, pab pawg tshuaj xyuas tau tawm tsam kom tau txais cov xwm txheej. Thaum lub Tsib Hlis 2012, nws tau tshaj tawm hu rau cov xwm txheej ntawm nws lub vev xaib. Thiab Daniels tau hais tias pab pawg tau ntsib qee txoj hauv kev los tsim kev koom tes nrog cov tub ceev xwm.

Tus tub ceev xwm Racine Tus Kws Tshawb Fawb Kurt Meyer tau hais tias sab nraud cov neeg tshawb xyuas kev tshuaj xyuas ntawm 2005 triple tua tau pab txhawb kom cov neeg foob foob foob tsis ntev los no. Gregory Shaver / The Journal Times

"Tub ceev xwm tuaj yeem yog thaj chaw: 'Qhov no yog kuv rooj plaub thiab kuv tsis xav kom lwm tus tab tom ua," nws hais. "Kev rhuav tshem cov phab ntsa yog ua tau, tab sis nws yuav siv sijhawm."

Tam sim no, pab neeg soj ntsuam yog tibneeg hu tauj coob dua puas tau. Daniels tau hais tias nws tau txais tsib lossis rau rau qhov kev thov tshuaj xyuas ntawm cov neeg tshawb nrhiav neeg tua neeg lub rooj sib tham lub Plaub Hlis. Kev tshuaj xyuas uas ua rau raug ntes zoo li Racine rooj plaub pab txhawb pab pawg neeg qhov profile, nws hais.

Tus kws tshawb nrhiav Meyer, uas zaum ntawm pawg thawj coj saib xyuas neeg tua neeg, hais tias kev koom tes nrog pab pawg tshuaj xyuas yog tsim nyog rau lub sijhawm thiab cov nqi mus ncig.

"Kuv tsis tuaj yeem xav txog lub tuam tsev muaj kev paub txog cov cuab yeej thiab hais tias, 'Kuv tsis xav khaws cov cuab yeej ntawd," nws hais. "Lub zej zog, tsev neeg thiab cov neeg raug tsim txom tsim nyog raug kaw."
Rov xyuas qhov kev ua txhaum

Txawm hais tias tus neeg raug tsim txom raug txheeb xyuas hauv Racine tua, uas yog ib qho ntawm ntau qhov kev tua neeg phem tshaj plaws hauv nroog keeb kwm, rooj plaub no tau siv ntau xyoo los mus txog qhov uas raug foob.

Kev tua xyoo 2005 tau tshwm sim nyob rau hauv qhov chaw nres tsheb sab nraum Mr. Kool bar hauv Racine, thaum txog 2 teev sawv ntxov lub Xya Hli 17. Cov neeg ua pov thawj ntawm qhov kev ua txhaum cai tau txheeb xyuas peb tus neeg ua phem ua phem li neeg raug liam: Ozier, tom qab ntawd 23; Mathais, ces 21; thiab Frank Mister, 23.

Thaum lub Cuaj Hlis 2011, ib tus neeg raug kaw hauv tsev kaw neeg tau hais rau tub ceev xwm tias cov neeg tua tau tsom mus rau ib tus neeg saib xyuas lub npe hu ua Willie Ward hauv kev ua pauj rau kev sib ntaus uas tshwm sim li ob lub lis piam ua ntej kev tua.

Mary Helena sau ib tsab xov rau nws tus tub, Aaron Woods, lub Cuaj hli 25, 2010, thaum lub sij hawm National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims at Wieczorek Pavilion in Racine's Pritchard Park. Woods tuag nyob rau hauv 2005 Racine triple tua nyob rau hauv uas tub ceev xwm nyuam qhuav foob foob. Gregory Shaver / The Journal Times

Raws li qhov kev tsis txaus siab txhaum cai, ib tug phooj ywg ntawm Ward's, Val Scott, tau yeej ib qho nyiaj ntau heev los ntawm Ozier hauv qhov kev sib liam tias rigged dice game. Hnub tom qab, Ozier thiab Matthews tau sib ntaus nrog Scott, tab sis cov neeg tawm tsam tau khiav tawm tom qab Ward tshwm sim.

Thaum pom Ward sab nraum lub bar, cov neeg ua phem ua phem liam tias tau phom phom rau nws. Tus neeg raug kaw hauv tsev kaw neeg tau hais rau tub ceev xwm tias Matthews hais tias nws tsis tau saib qhov twg nws raug tua, qee zaum raug tua tom qab nws lub taub hau thaum nws khiav tawm ntawm kev sib tw.

Lockridge, ib tug koom tes ntawm Ward, raug tua ib zaug hauv taub hau. Lwm tus neeg sawv cev, Aaron Woods, 23, tau tuag los ntawm kev phom sij rau lub plab. Woods tus hluas nkauj, tom qab ntawd 28, uas Racine Journal Times tsuas yog hu ua "Tasha," tau raug mob nrog rau Ward thiab ob leeg.

Mister kuj raug tua nyob rau hauv qhov kev tua. "Tasha" hais rau tub ceev xwm tias nws pom Willie Ward tua ntawm Mister. Nws tsis tau raug foob txog kev tuag ntawm Mister.

Racine Police Sgt. Jessie Metoyer tau hais tias tub ceev xwm xav tias Matthews thiab Ozier txij thaum pib. Tab sis "paub qhov ntawd thiab muaj peev xwm ua pov thawj hauv tsev hais plaub yog ob yam sib txawv," nws hais.

Cov ntaub ntawv tawm tsam Matthews thiab Ozier tseem nyuaj dua vim tias lawv yuav muaj kev hem thawj rau cov neeg tim khawv. Ib tus neeg ua pov thawj pom tau hais rau tub ceev xwm tias Matthews nkag mus hauv nws lub tsheb tom qab kev tua thiab hem nws ntawm rab phom. Nws hais tias Matthews hais rau nws tias, "Koj tsis pom dab tsi, koj tsis hnov ​​dab tsi."

Ntev mus rau kev ncaj ncees

Matthews thiab Ozier eluded tub ceev xwm ob zaug. Matthews raug rub hla hauv qhov chaw nres tsheb thaum lub Cuaj Hlis 2005, tab sis tus thawj coj paub nws thiab nws tau khiav, thawj zaug hauv nws lub tsheb, thiab tom qab ntawd taug kev tom qab nws tsoo nws lub tsheb. Matthews thiab Ozier ces tawm hauv lub xeev.

Ethel Lockridge hais tias nws tsis paub txog kev foob raug foob hauv kev tua nws tus tub, Ryan Lockridge, txog thaum tus kws sau xov xwm hu nws. Geoff Krieger / The Journal Times

Lawv raug ntes nyob rau qee lub sijhawm los ntawm tub ceev xwm Chicago, tab sis lawv siv cov cim cuav thiab raug tso tawm ua ntej cov ntiv tes raug tshuaj xyuas.

Xyoo 2007, FBI tau ntes lawv hauv Chicago, tab sis tsis muaj pov thawj txaus los coj mus foob rau lawv lub sijhawm ntawd. Matthews tom qab raug txim nyob rau hauv 2011 ntawm tsoom fwv teb chaws tsub nqi xa tshuaj yeeb thiab tau raug txim rau rau-thiab-ib-xyoo-laus kab lus nyob rau hauv California.

Nrog Matthews nyob rau hauv tsev lojcuj thiab Ozier khiav, Racine tub ceev xwm hais tias lawv muaj peev xwm tau txais cov lus tim khawv tshiab los ntawm cov neeg tim khawv uas tej zaum yuav ntshai hais tawm ua ntej.

"Lub sijhawm dhau mus, tib neeg xav txog nws ntau dua thiab nws yuav hnyav rau lawv lub siab. Lub sijhawm qee zaum nyob ntawm peb sab, "Metoyer hais.

Rau Ethel Lockridge, kev ntes ntawm Matthews thiab Ozier yog txais tos xov xwm.

"Nws yuav ua rau kuv kaw rau kuv," nws hais. “Thaum kawg kuv tuaj yeem ua ntsej muag rau tag nrho qhov xwm txheej. Kuv xav tias kuv tus tub yuav muaj peev xwm nyob kaj siab lug paub tias cov neeg uas ua li no rau nws yuav ntsib kev ncaj ncees."

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