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Theresa Knorr
THERESA JIMMIE FRANCINE KNORR (née CROSS; born March 14, 1946) is an American woman convicted of torturing and murdering two of her six children while using the others to facilitate and cover up her crimes. She is currently serving two consecutive life sentences at the California
California
Institution for Women in Chino, California
California
. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Marriages * 3 Child abuse * 4 Suesan\'s death * 5 Sheila\'s death * 6 Arrests and convictions * 7 Aftermath * 8 In popular culture * 9 References * 10 Further reading EARLY LIFEKnorr was born THERESA JIMMIE FRANCINE CROSS in Sacramento , California
California
. She was the youngest of two daughters born to Swannie Gay (née Myers) and James "Jim" Cross. Swannie Cross had two children, a son and a daughter, from a previous marriage. Theresa's father Jim worked as an assistant cheese maker at a local dairy
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Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (/lɑːs ˈveɪɡəs/ , Spanish for "The Meadows"), officially the CITY OF LAS VEGAS and often known simply as VEGAS, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States
United States
, the most populated city in the state of Nevada
Nevada
, and the county seat of Clark County . The city anchors the Las Vegas Valley
Las Vegas Valley
metropolitan area and is the largest city within the greater Mojave Desert
Mojave Desert
. Las Vegas
Las Vegas
is an internationally renowned major resort city , known primarily for its gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife. The Las Vegas Valley as a whole serves as the leading financial, commercial, and cultural center for Nevada. The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World , and is famous for its mega casino–hotels and associated activities
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Truckee, California
TRUCKEE (originally, COBURN STATION) is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California , United States . As of the 2010 United States Census , the population was 16,180, reflecting an increase of 2,316 from the 13,864 counted in the 2000 Census . CONTENTS * 1 Name * 2 Geography and climate * 3 Demographics * 3.1 2010 * 3.2 2000 * 4 Transportation * 5 Government * 5.1 State and federal representation * 6 Education * 7 History * 7.1 Habitation by Native Americans * 7.2 Donner Party * 7.3 Other historical events * 8 In popular culture * 9 References * 10 Books * 11 External links NAMEThe town’s original name was Coburn Station, commemorating a saloon keeper. It was renamed Truckee after a Paiute chief, whose assumed Paiute name was Tru-ki-zo. He was the father of Chief Winnemucca and grandfather of Sarah Winnemucca . The first Europeans who came to cross the Sierra Nevada encountered his tribe
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Salt Lake City
SALT LAKE CITY, often shortened to SALT LAKE or SLC, is the capital and the most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Utah . With an estimated population of 190,884 in 2014, the city is the core of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area , which has a population of 1,153,340 (2014 estimate). Salt Lake City is further situated within a larger metropolis known as the Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo Combined Statistical Area . This region is a corridor of contiguous urban and suburban development stretched along an approximately 120-mile (190 km) segment of the Wasatch Front , comprising a population of 2,423,912 as of 2014 . It is one of only two major urban areas in the Great Basin (the other is Reno, Nevada )
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America's Most Wanted
1,186 (as of October 12, 2012 ) CAPTURES 1,200 (as of October 12, 2012 ) PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE PRODUCER(S) John Walsh Michael Linder (1988–1990) Lance Heflin (1990–2012) RUNNING TIME30 minutes (1988–1990, 1995–1996), 60 minutes (1990–1995, 1996–2012) PRODUCTION COMPANY(S) 20th Century Fox Television
20th Century Fox Television
, Walsh Productions DISTRIBUTOR 20th Television
20th Television
RELEASE ORIGINAL NETWORK Fox (1988–2012) Lifetime (2011–2012) PICTURE FORMAT 480i
480i
SD, 1020i HDTV ORIGINAL RELEASE February 7, 1988 (1988-02-07) – April 21, 2012 (2012-04-21) (Fox) REVIVED SERIES: December 2, 2011 (2011-12-02) – October 12, 2012 (2012-10-12) (Lifetime) AMERICA\'S MOST WANTED is an American television program that was produced by 20th Television
20th Television

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Placer County, California
PLACER COUNTY (/ˈplæsər/ PLASS-ər ), officially the COUNTY OF PLACER, is a county in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of California
California
. As of the 2010 census , the population was 348,432. The county seat is Auburn . Placer County is included in the Sacramento -Roseville -Arden-Arcade , CA Metropolitan Statistical Area . It is in both the Sacramento Valley and Sierra Nevada
Nevada
regions, in what is known as the Gold Country . It stretches from Sacramento's suburbs to Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe
and the Nevada border
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Decomposition
1. Pallor mortis 2. Algor mortis 3. Rigor mortis 4. Livor mortis 5. Putrefaction 6. Decomposition 7. Skeletonization * v * t * e Decomposing fallen nurse log in a forest DECOMPOSITION is the process by which organic substances are broken down into simpler matter. The process is a part of nutrient cycle and is essential for recycling the finite matter that occupies physical space in the biosphere . Bodies of living organisms begin to decompose shortly after death . Animals, such as worms, also help decompose the organic materials. Organisms that do this are known as decomposers . Although no two organisms decompose in the same way, they all undergo the same sequential stages of decomposition. The science which studies decomposition is generally referred to as taphonomy from the Greek word taphos, meaning tomb
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Hog Tied
The HOGTIE is a method of tying the limbs together, rendering the subject immobile and helpless. Originally, it was applied to pigs (hence the name) and other young four-legged animals. CONTENTS * 1 Details * 2 Use in torture * 3 Figurative use * 4 See also * 5 References DETAILS THIS SECTION NEEDS EXPANSION. You can help by adding to it . (November 2011) The hogtie when used on pigs and cattle has it where three of the four limbs are tied together, as tying all four together is difficult and can result in harm to the animal. When performed on a human, however, a hogtie is any position that results in the arms and legs being bound, both tied behind the person and then connecting the hands and feet. USE IN TORTUREA variation of the hogtie has been used to torture and kill: the hands are tied behind the back and the feet are tied together, with one end of the rope forming a noose around the victim's neck
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Sacramento, California
Sacramento ------------------------- REGION Sacramento Valley CSA Sacramento-Roseville MSA Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade INCORPORATED February 27, 1850 CHARTERED 1920 NAMED FOR Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist
Eucharist
GOVERNMENT • TYPE City Council • BODY
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John Doe
The names "JOHN DOE" or "JOHN ROE" for men, "JANE DOE" or "JANE ROE" for women, "JOHNNY DOE" and "JANIE DOE" for children, or just "DOE" non-gender-specifically are used as placeholder names for a party whose true identity is unknown or must be withheld in a legal action, case, or discussion. The names are also used to refer to a corpse or hospital patient whose identity is unknown. This practice is widely used in the United States
United States
and Canada
Canada
, but is rarely used in other English-speaking countries including the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, from which the use of "John Doe" in a legal context originates. The names "JOE BLOGGS " or "JOHN SMITH" are used in the UK as placeholder names (mainly to mean 'any old person', the classic ' Everyman ') as well as in Australia and New Zealand
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Prostitution
PROSTITUTION is the business or practice of engaging in sexual activity in exchange for payment either as money, goods, services, or some other benefit agreed upon by the transacting parties. Prostitution
Prostitution
is sometimes described as COMMERCIAL SEX or HOOKING. Depending on the jurisdiction, prostitution law may deem commercial sex to be legal or illegal. A person who works in this field is called a prostitute, and is a type of sex worker . Prostitution
Prostitution
is one branch of the sex industry , along with pornography , stripping , and erotic dancing . The legal status of prostitution varies from country to country (sometimes from region to region within a given country), ranging from being permissible but unregulated, to an enforced or unenforced crime, or a regulated profession
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Sexually Transmitted Disease
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS (STI), also referred to as SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES (STD) and VENEREAL DISEASES (VD), are infections that are commonly spread by sex , especially vaginal intercourse , anal sex or oral sex . Most STIs initially do not cause symptoms. This results in a greater risk of passing the disease on to others. Symptoms and signs of disease may include vaginal discharge , penile discharge , ulcers on or around the genitals , and pelvic pain . STIs acquired before or during birth may result in poor outcomes for the baby. Some STIs may cause problems with the ability to get pregnant . More than 30 different bacteria , viruses , and parasites can cause STIs. Bacterial STIs include chlamydia , gonorrhea , and syphilis among others. Viral STIs include genital herpes , HIV/AIDS
HIV/AIDS
, and genital warts among others. Parasitic STIs include trichomoniasis among others
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Woodland, California
WOODLAND is the county seat of Yolo County, California , located approximately 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Sacramento , and is a part of the Sacramento - Arden-Arcade - Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area . The population was 55,468 at the 2010 census . Woodland's origins trace back to 1850 when California
California
gained its statehood and Yolo County was established. Since the town started growing in population and resources, it has not stopped. The area was well irrigated due to the efforts of James Moore, and this drew people out to try their hand at farming. The endeavor was successful as people found the soil in the area very fertile. The city gained a federal post office and the next year the county seat was moved from Washington (present day West Sacramento, California
California
) to Woodland after Washington was flooded
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Ely, Nevada
ELY (/ˈiːli/ , EE-lee ) is the largest city and county seat of White Pine County , Nevada , United States . Ely was founded as a stagecoach station along the Pony Express and Central Overland Route . In 1906, copper was discovered and Ely's mining boom came later than the other towns along US 50 . The railroads connecting the First Transcontinental Railroad to the mines in Austin, Nevada and Eureka, Nevada have long been removed, but the railroad to Ely is preserved as a heritage railway by the Nevada Northern Railway and known as the Ghost Train of Old Ely. As of the 2010 census , the population was 4,255
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Accessory (legal Term)
An ACCESSORY is a person who assists in the commission of a crime , but who does not actually participate in the commission of the crime as a joint principal. The distinction between an accessory and a principal is a question of fact and degree: * The principal is the one whose acts or omissions , accompanied by the relevant mens rea ( Latin
Latin
for "guilty mind"), are the most immediate cause of the actus reus ( Latin
Latin
for "guilty act"). * If two or more people are directly responsible for the actus reus, they can be charged as joint principals (see common purpose )
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Sandy, Utah
SANDY (officially known as SANDY CITY) is a city in Salt Lake County , Utah , United States . The population was 87,461 at the 2010 census , making it the sixth-largest city in Utah. Sandy is home to the Shops at South Town shopping mall; the Jordan Commons entertainment, office and dining complex; and the South Towne Exposition Center. It is also the location of the soccer-specific Rio Tinto Stadium , which hosts Real Salt Lake home games, and opened on October 8, 2008. The city is currently developing an urban, walkable and transit-oriented city center called The Cairns . A formal master plan was adopted in January 2017 to accommodate regional growth and outlines developments and related guidelines through the next 25 years, while dividing the city center into distinct villages
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