what was name of 1970's murder victim?

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#1 Jul 2, 2011
what was the name of lady murder victim. ran grocery store 1970's. murdered by John & Terry. would like to look this up but do not remember victims name. can someone tell me.
sos

Washington, DC

#2 Jul 2, 2011
I think it was Shelia Wears!
Old Cop

Point Pleasant, WV

#3 Jul 2, 2011
old crime buff wrote:
what was the name of lady murder victim. ran grocery store 1970's. murdered by John & Terry. would like to look this up but do not remember victims name. can someone tell me.
I remember the incident but like yourself the victim's name escapes me...
infodude

Point Pleasant, WV

#4 Jul 2, 2011
Her name was Mary Berry. John Young from Mason and I think Terry Brainard was the name of the other guy.
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#5 Jul 2, 2011
sos, thanks but thats the wrong name. I looked it up and that is a missing womans name possibly killed by a serial killer. this poor woman was robbed and raped and tortured and murdered by john y. and terry b. she ran a grocery store in the county and they acted like they wanted to cash a check. they ran her up and down stairs and sexually mutilated her. it was a terrible crime fo such a small community!
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#6 Jul 2, 2011
thanks infodude. that sounds about right. can you tell me what town? i hope i can find info on this. i have thought of this many times over the years. this had to be one of the worst crimes in the county.
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Justice for All

Wellston, OH

#8 Jul 2, 2011
old crime buff wrote:
thanks infodude. that sounds about right. can you tell me what town? i hope i can find info on this. i have thought of this many times over the years. this had to be one of the worst crimes in the county.
In January of 1977, John Young was indicted by the Mason County Grand Jury for the murder of Mary Lucille Berry. Trial was originally scheduled in the Circuit Court of Mason County. However, after several unsuccessful attempts to secure an impartial panel of prospective jurors, the proceedings were transferred to the Circuit Court of Wood County, where in November of 1977 he was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to a term of five to eighteen years in the State Penitentiary at Moundsville.
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#9 Jul 2, 2011
Thanks, Justice for All. What did Terry Brainard get? Wasn't he under age? Prison or juvenille facility? I remember being horrified that it could happen here. Seems like they should have gotten life without parole.
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#10 Jul 2, 2011
Does anyone know where these guys work or live? If they work for some kind of service that comes in peoples homes they could pick another victim. I want to steer clear of them.
Justice for All

Wellston, OH

#11 Jul 2, 2011
old crime buff wrote:
Thanks, Justice for All. What did Terry Brainard get? Wasn't he under age? Prison or juvenille facility? I remember being horrified that it could happen here. Seems like they should have gotten life without parole.
Unsure about John but Terry got 17 years. He reoffended when he literally gutted his girlfriend New Years Eve 2002 I believe. Fortunately for her, she survived. Although their whereabouts are unknown to me, they have family in the Leon area.
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#12 Jul 3, 2011
JUSTICE FOR ALL: I thank you so much for the information. It means a lot to me.
WORSE CRIME

Charleston, WV

#13 Jul 3, 2011
you all are forgetting MIKE OLIVER THAT WAS KILLED OUT ON OR AROUND ROUTE 87.
CRIME DONE BY JR SIDERS BUT ANOTHER GUY WAS CHARGE WITH DOING IT. IT WAS DAVE BUT HE DID NOT DO IT. HIS HEAD WAS FOUND IN OHIO PLUS OTHER BODY PARTS.
THE REST OF HIS BODY WAS IN WV. THEY CUT HIS FEET OFF AND TIE HIS LEGS SO HE WOULD NOT DIE FROM BLOOD LOSE AND WENT BACK THE NEXT DAY AND CUT OFF HIS HANDS AND LATER CUT OFF HIS DICK OFF.AND IF HE WAS NOT DEAR YET THEN THEY CUT OFF HIS HEAD.
IN MASON COUNTY THIS HAPPEN.
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#14 Jul 3, 2011
I had not heard of this crime. What year did it happenWhy did they kill him. Robbery?
Old Cop

Point Pleasant, WV

#15 Jul 3, 2011
WORSE CRIME wrote:
you all are forgetting MIKE OLIVER THAT WAS KILLED OUT ON OR AROUND ROUTE 87.
CRIME DONE BY JR SIDERS BUT ANOTHER GUY WAS CHARGE WITH DOING IT. IT WAS DAVE BUT HE DID NOT DO IT. HIS HEAD WAS FOUND IN OHIO PLUS OTHER BODY PARTS.
THE REST OF HIS BODY WAS IN WV. THEY CUT HIS FEET OFF AND TIE HIS LEGS SO HE WOULD NOT DIE FROM BLOOD LOSE AND WENT BACK THE NEXT DAY AND CUT OFF HIS HANDS AND LATER CUT OFF HIS DICK OFF.AND IF HE WAS NOT DEAR YET THEN THEY CUT OFF HIS HEAD.
IN MASON COUNTY THIS HAPPEN.
From what I understand there where some other details that I won't share but it was without doubt one of the very most chilling crimes I had ever heard of then or since... The details I was told reminded me of stories I had read about from during the Vietnam "police action :( "... When the VC or NVA captured a US Sniper.

I had always heard that "Crazy Dave" had been diagnosed with a terminal cancer and took the fall for another that I won't name as all I would be sharing would be rumors and would hold no truth... I will say that during my tenure as a police officer I arrested Dave numerous times myself and was present an even greater number of times when he was arrested by other police officers... I thought then and still believe Dave would have been one of the absolute last people I would ever expect to take another one's life... Much less in a manner as heinous as this was...
livinandlovininp oint

Logan, WV

#16 Jul 5, 2011
My husband and I knew Crazy Dave very well, and yes he was crazy, drank a lot and smoked a lot of Pot, but I will never believe he had anything to do with something this heinous....I truly believe he took the wrap to protect someone. He died in prison of cancer and the other people involved are walking around free.....Justice?????

Since: Feb 11

Washington, DC

#17 Jul 6, 2011
livinandlovininpoint wrote:
My husband and I knew Crazy Dave very well, and yes he was crazy, drank a lot and smoked a lot of Pot, but I will never believe he had anything to do with something this heinous....I truly believe he took the wrap to protect someone. He died in prison of cancer and the other people involved are walking around free.....Justice?????
He took the fall for worthy (Juinor) siders off Gallipolis ferry ! Itwas over mike's girl friend Sheri Wall I'm married to mikes sister & I'm not afraid to say it was Junior Siders that done it.
BOUNTY HUNTER

Charleston, WV

#18 Jul 6, 2011
yes it was juinor siders and mike was took to where he was killed by sheri wall AKA hayman who was siders wife or girl friend she also should have been put in jail and charge with with helping kill mike.
crazy dave took the fall because he was told that he would get out of it. or he would be dead.
and what happen to the shirt and pants that was cover with blood at the sheriff office DID THEY GET BURNT UP BY THE SHERIFF.and why was siders took from Ohio to WV and did about 83 days in jail and was let GO FREE MAN.
AND DAVE WAS TRY'ED IN A OHIO COURT NOT WV WHY?.
when the crime was done here in mason county.was it
because siders was a drug runner for a person here in mason county?? like a lawyer. did siders burn
down some houses in Henderson nothing done??
CRAZY DAVE WAS A GOOD GUY I KNEW HIM WELL HE WOULD NOT HURT ANYBODY.
TO BAD SIDERS AND SHERI ARE STILL WALKING THE STREETS.
Old Crime Buff

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#19 Jul 6, 2011
I want to thank everyone for participating in the most interesting thread I have ever seen on the Point Pleasant forum. You know I would like to get together on here & discuss not just local cases but national and very old cases too. Like the black dahlia, the zodiac killer, etc. Anyone want to?
remembers

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#20 Jul 6, 2011
does anyone remember when a little boys body was dumped on Plantation Hill in 1970 or 1971? I believe he was from Lincoln county. The killer molested him and I heard dressed him like a woman. That killer was murdered himself in a Moundsville prision uprising. His heart was cut out. He was thought to be a snitch.
yep

Wallace, WV

#21 Jul 7, 2011
BOUNTY HUNTER wrote:
yes it was juinor siders and mike was took to where he was killed by sheri wall AKA hayman who was siders wife or girl friend she also should have been put in jail and charge with with helping kill mike.
crazy dave took the fall because he was told that he would get out of it. or he would be dead.
and what happen to the shirt and pants that was cover with blood at the sheriff office DID THEY GET BURNT UP BY THE SHERIFF.and why was siders took from Ohio to WV and did about 83 days in jail and was let GO FREE MAN.
AND DAVE WAS TRY'ED IN A OHIO COURT NOT WV WHY?.
when the crime was done here in mason county.was it
because siders was a drug runner for a person here in mason county?? like a lawyer. did siders burn
down some houses in Henderson nothing done??
CRAZY DAVE WAS A GOOD GUY I KNEW HIM WELL HE WOULD NOT HURT ANYBODY.
TO BAD SIDERS AND SHERI ARE STILL WALKING THE STREETS.
to bad is right!! scum! crazy dave did take the fall! all 3 of them guys were lookin for trouble, and they found it to! Oliver got what was comin to him! shouldnt go around trying to kill ppl! siders made big bucks for offin him, poor ole dave.. just plain got screwed!!! just the site of siders makes me wanna puke. raisin that g=kid by himself. wtf?? thats the system for ya! have a nice day!

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