Home Register Mark Forums Read NTFU Login Rules Top Posters What We Need
Go Back   Documenting Reality > Faces of Death Pictures | Death Video > Celebrity Death Pictures & Famous Events

The Wonderland Murders.....Pics and Info 


Join Now
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-27-2010, 03:48 PM
Kelly's Avatar
Kelly
Offline:
♥ Mrto Mnx ♥
Poster Rank:2
Gore Goddess
Join Date: Jun 2009
Contributions: 226
 
Mentioned: 81 Post(s)
Quoted: 1811 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
1/20 14/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssss93889
The Wonderland Murders.....Pics and Info

Crime scene videos:
http://www.documentingreality.com/fo...6/#post3495081


Fueled by drugs, porn star John Holmes, along with others, was allegedly involved in these brutal bludgeoning deaths.

John Curtis Holmes (August 8, 1944 – March 13, 1988) better known as John C. Holmes or Johnny Wadd (after the lead character in a series of related films), was one of the most prolific male porn stars of all time, appearing in about 2,500 adult loops, stag films, and pornographic feature movies in the 1970s and 1980s. He was best known for his exceptionally large penis, which was heavily promoted as being the longest and thickest in the porn industry, although no definitive measurement of Holmes' actual penis length exists. Near the end of his life, Holmes attracted notoriety for his involvement in the Wonderland murders in 1981, and eventually for his death from complications caused by AIDS

The Wonderland Gang was centered around three people who lived in a rented house at 8763 Wonderland Avenue in the Laurel Canyon section of Los Angeles: Joy Audrey Gold Miller, William R. DeVerell (Miller and DeVerell were a couple), and Ronald Launius, the leader. All three were involved in drug use and drug dealing.

On June 28, 1981, they were meeting with David Lind and Tracy McCourt, and John Holmes, porn star and known drug addict. They had decided to rob the home of Eddie Nash (though Lind claims not to have known whom they were robbing), another drug dealer and wealthy owner of several night clubs. Holmes, whom Nash knew and liked, visited his house ostensibly to buy drugs. While doing so, Holmes scouted out the house and unlocked a back door. He then reported back to the gang.

The next morning, June 29, 1981, DeVerell, Launius, Lind, and McCourt went to the house. McCourt stayed with the car, a stolen Ford Granada, while the other three entered through the unlocked door. They took Nash and his live-in bodyguard, Gregory Diles, by surprise and handcuffed them. They stole money, drugs, and jewelry, and threatened to kill Nash and Diles. The group then returned to Wonderland Avenue to split up the money (shortchanging Holmes and McCourt).

Nash suspected Holmes had been involved and ordered Diles to bring Holmes to his house. Holmes was found on the street in Hollywood, wearing one of the rings that had been stolen from Nash. Nash had Diles beat Holmes until he identified the people behind the robbery. This was witnessed by Scott Thorson, alleged boyfriend of Liberace, who was picking up drugs at Nash's house.

In the early morning hours of July 1, 1981, two days after the robbery, the house at 8763 Wonderland Ave. was entered. Miller, DeVerell, and Launius were present, along with Susan Launius (Ronald's wife) and Barbara Richardson (Lind's girlfriend). All five were bludgeoned repeatedly with striated steel pipes. Susan Launius survived with serious injuries, but the other four were killed. John Holmes was present at the site of the murder, as evidenced by his finger prints, but it is unknown whether he participated in any of the killings.

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detectives Tom Lange and Robert Souza, who led the murder investigation, searched Nash's home shortly after the murders. More than $1 million worth of cocaine was found and Nash spent two years in prison.

Holmes was then charged with committing the murders. The prosecutor, district attorney Ron Coen, tried to show Holmes as a willing participant who betrayed the Wonderland Gang after apparently not getting a full share of the loot from the robbery of Nash's house. Holmes' court-appointed defense lawyers, Earl Hanson and Mitchell Egers, successfully presented Holmes as one of the victims having been forced against his will by the real killers to give them entry to the house where the murders took place. Holmes was acquitted on June 16, 1982. He refused to testify and cooperate with authorities and spent 110 days in jail for contempt of court.

Holmes died six years later on March 13, 1988 of AIDS at a VA Medical Center in Los Angeles. After his death, his first wife, Sharon Gebenini-Holmes, came forward, saying that he had come to her house on the early morning after the killings with blood splattered all over his clothes, but did not tell her any further details.

In 1990, Nash was charged in state court with having planned the murders and Diles was charged with participating in the murders. Thorson testified against them, but the trial ended with a hung jury voting 11-1 for conviction; the second trial in 1991 ended in acquittal. Diles died in 1995.

In 2000, after a four-year joint investigation involving local and federal authorities, Nash was arrested and indicted on federal charges under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) for running a drug trafficking and money laundering operation, conspiring to carry out the Wonderland Murders, and bribing the sole holdout juror of his first trial. Nash, already in his seventies and suffering from emphysema and several other ailments, agreed to a plea bargain agreement in September 2001. He admitted to having bribed the lone holdout in his first trial, a young woman, with $50,000. He also pleaded guilty to the RICO charges and to money laundering. He admitted to having ordered his associates to retrieve stolen property from the Wonderland house, which might have resulted in violence including murder, yet he denied having planned the murders that took place. He received a four and a half year prison sentence and a $250,000 fine.

Crime scene of Barbara Richardson
Click image for larger version

Name:	100427_123523.jpg
Views:	31287
Size:	228.0 KB
ID:	159070
Click image for larger version

Name:	barbara.jpg
Views:	10373
Size:	21.6 KB
ID:	159071

Crime scene of Ron Launius
Click image for larger version

Name:	Wonderland_Ron_Launius.jpg
Views:	24889
Size:	80.2 KB
ID:	159074

Crime scene of William DeVerell
Click image for larger version

Name:	wonderlandcrimescene.jpg
Views:	57527
Size:	224.2 KB
ID:	159075
Click image for larger version

Name:	billy.jpg
Views:	13206
Size:	26.9 KB
ID:	159076

Crime scene of Joy Miller
Click image for larger version

Name:	joy.jpg
Views:	32879
Size:	38.5 KB
ID:	159078

The 1997 movie Boogie Nights is very loosely based on the life of John Holmes including some of the events related here. The Wonderland Murders are depicted in the 2003 film Wonderland, starring Val Kilmer as Holmes.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonderland_murders

Last edited by Kelly; 02-24-2013 at 11:56 AM.
The Following 24 Users Say Thank You to Kelly For This Useful Post:
☠ Sting ☠, azimuth, Badmouth Betty, Beard, BiscuitBumper, BLACKOUTx4500x, Cajun, Daley, DeadLisa, DMBR, docfr8, earblind69, Gooch_Rash, HollyEmma, jaymes22, jenimac, Kerri, mojangles, nanigodsmum, Nanina, Nite, TheHag, uncompromised, Viking64
  #3  
Old 04-27-2010, 09:23 PM
Viking64's Avatar
Viking64
Online
★Wizard Of Gore★
Poster Rank:7
I have a dancing banana.
Join Date: Aug 2009
Contributions: 1
 
Mentioned: 170 Post(s)
Quoted: 10754 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
18/20 13/20
Today Posts
8/11 ssss50519
Re: The Wonderland Murders.....Pics and Info

Great post, kel. I'm quite familiar with this case. The B&W photos are not easy to find. OK, now that you mentioned "Boogie Nights," all I can picture is Alfred Molina wearing speedos and a bathrobe singing "Sister Christian" by Night Ranger. (Not that that is a bad thing.)
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shakey View Post
I was the biggest queerbait in the world when I was younger.
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Viking64 For This Useful Post:
Kelly, seanalbion20
  #4  
Old 04-27-2010, 10:12 PM
dooshman's Avatar
dooshman
Offline:
*Born Retard*
Poster Rank:41
Dude
Join Date: Dec 2009
 
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
0/20 13/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssss16190
Re: The Wonderland Murders.....Pics and Info

John Holmes
RIP
Yeah, he defined porn as we know it.

Great post, **Lady
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
The Following User Says Thank You to dooshman For This Useful Post:
Kelly
  #5  
Old 04-27-2010, 10:26 PM
Dragon46's Avatar
Dragon46
Offline:
Queen of the Damned
Poster Rank:93
Female
Join Date: Mar 2010
 
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
0/20 12/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssss9269
Re: The Wonderland Murders.....Pics and Info

good post. i'm familiar with it, but it's still as grisly as ever.
The Following User Says Thank You to Dragon46 For This Useful Post:
Kelly
  #6  
Old 04-28-2010, 01:54 PM
Kelly's Avatar
Kelly
Offline:
♥ Mrto Mnx ♥
Poster Rank:2
Gore Goddess
Join Date: Jun 2009
Contributions: 226
 
Mentioned: 81 Post(s)
Quoted: 1811 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
1/20 14/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssss93889
Re: The Wonderland Murders.....Pics and Info

Quote:
Originally Posted by viking64 View Post
Great post, kel. I'm quite familiar with this case. The B&W photos are not easy to find. OK, now that you mentioned "Boogie Nights," all I can picture is Alfred Molina wearing speedos and a bathrobe singing "Sister Christian" by Night Ranger. (Not that that is a bad thing.)
Funny the part of boogie nights that pops in my head is the end bit when marky mark pulls his cock out!
The Following User Says Thank You to Kelly For This Useful Post:
Viking64
  #7  
Old 04-28-2010, 01:58 PM
Viking64's Avatar
Viking64
Online
★Wizard Of Gore★
Poster Rank:7
I have a dancing banana.
Join Date: Aug 2009
Contributions: 1
 
Mentioned: 170 Post(s)
Quoted: 10754 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
18/20 13/20
Today Posts
8/11 ssss50519
Re: The Wonderland Murders.....Pics and Info

Quote:
Originally Posted by kelly View Post
Funny the part of boogie nights that pops in my head is the end bit when marky mark pulls his cock out!
Well, me too, but I wasn't going to post that in a public.............thread.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shakey View Post
I was the biggest queerbait in the world when I was younger.
  #8  
Old 04-28-2010, 02:11 PM
Kelly's Avatar
Kelly
Offline:
♥ Mrto Mnx ♥
Poster Rank:2
Gore Goddess
Join Date: Jun 2009
Contributions: 226
 
Mentioned: 81 Post(s)
Quoted: 1811 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
1/20 14/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssss93889
Re: The Wonderland Murders.....Pics and Info

  #9  
Old 04-28-2010, 02:19 PM
zadfrackglutz's Avatar
zadfrackglutz
Offline:
My Rank: STAFF SERGEANT
Poster Rank:485
male
Join Date: Apr 2009
 
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
1/20 14/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssss1112
Re: The Wonderland Murders.....Pics and Info

that wasn't really marky mark, I was his body double in that scene. "dirk diggler", and "Johnny Wad", two name that will live in infamy forever
  #10  
Old 04-28-2010, 02:25 PM
Viking64's Avatar
Viking64
Online
★Wizard Of Gore★
Poster Rank:7
I have a dancing banana.
Join Date: Aug 2009
Contributions: 1
 
Mentioned: 170 Post(s)
Quoted: 10754 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
18/20 13/20
Today Posts
8/11 ssss50519
Re: The Wonderland Murders.....Pics and Info

Quote:
Originally Posted by zadfrackglutz View Post
that wasn't really marky mark, I was his body double in that scene.
You were his body double? Cum on now. (I meant to say....."come on now"......no....really...I did.)

It wasn't a body double, but what is known in the in dustry as a "stunt cock."
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shakey View Post
I was the biggest queerbait in the world when I was younger.
The Following User Says Thank You to Viking64 For This Useful Post:
THELORDABORTION
Documenting Reality > Faces of Death Pictures | Death Video > Celebrity Death Pictures & Famous Events
Reply

Thread Tools


Amateur Sex & Naked Wife And Girlfriend Forum




Powered by vBulletin Copyright 2000-2010 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO