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Marisa Maugeri

Real Name: Marisa Maugeri
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Date: November 22, 1989
Location: Miami, Florida


Details: A few days before Thanksgiving in 1989, thirty-year-old paralegal Marisa Maugeri was shopping with her sister for the holiday at a supermarket in northern Miami. While her sister and a bagboy waited at the front of the store, Marisa got into her car and a silver van pulled up alongside it. A young man got out and tried to grab Marisa's locked car door. As she tried to drive away, the man began shooting into the car. Marisa was shot in the eye and died soon afterward. The killer got into the van and it sped away.
Suspects: The killer was described as a young Hispanic male in his late teens with dark hair to his shoulders. The van was described as either silver or silver-gray in color.
Extra Notes: The original airdate for this case is unrevealed; there are conflicting reports on whether or not this story was actually on Unsolved Mysteries.


Thomas Pennington

Results: Solved. In 2003, a tipster gave information about the shooter, murder weapon and van, which had been stolen on the day of the shooting. The tipster claimed that the motive was purse snatching. When police located the driver of the stolen vehicle, they were led to a thirty two year old man named Thomas L. Pennington. In February of 2006, Pennington, who was only fifteen at the time, was charged with first degree murder. He pled guilty to second degree murder in 2012, and was sentenced to twenty years in prison. He will not begin serving that term, however, until he finishes serving a 15 year prison sentence for the 1995 murder of a drug dealer.

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