Sentenced to death on July 14, 1992 for the murder of a
Hispanic girl aged 9 during a burglary and robbery in Anaheim on
Jun 15, 1990.Alfaro, who was 18 and pregnant with twins at the time
of the murder, stabbed the 9-year-old 57 times.
Sentenced to death on Oct 2, 1998 for the murder of Latina females
ages 4 and 9 and Latino male age 8 (her children) in San Jacinto on
Oct 25 and 27, 1994. Stabbed. Then tried to frame her husband for
the killings. First killing was two days before the other two.
Celeste Simone Carrington
Sentenced to death on Nov 23, 1994 for the murders of a Hispanic man
aged 34 on Jan 26, 1992 in San Carlos and a Hispanic woman aged
36 on Mar 11, 1192 in Palo Alto during burglaries. A third robbery
victim, shot by Carrington three times, survived and testified against
her. Carrington claimed that her lover forced her to commit the crimes
so that she could give him money.
Team killer, with her boyfriend, robbed and killed at least 4 women
(raped at least 2). Sentenced to death, and additionally to life
imprisonment at a 2nd trial.
Murder of males ages 5.8 and 11, her childen on 11-22-1999
Kerry Lynn Dalton
In 1988, Dalton murdered a woman in Live Oak Springs, Calif., because she
thought the woman had stolen her jewelry. Dalton confessed to torturing
the woman with electrical wires, a cast-iron skillet and injections of
battery acid. The victim's body was never found.
Shot her four sons to death,then shot herself in the stomach.
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Tortured and killed her three year old neice with her husband.
June 8, 1990; McDermott, a former nurse, hired an orderly at the hospital where
she worked to kill her male roommate so she could collect mortgage insurance
on a house they co-owned.
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Michelle Lyn Michaud
kidnapping,sexual assault and murder of white female age 22
Sandi Dawn Nieves
Killed her four daughters and then set the house on fire. Wrote letters to the fathers siting it was punishment.
Mary Ellen Samuels
sentenced to death Sep 16, 1994 for the hired murder of her husband aged
40 on Dec 8, 1988 in Northridge (Los Angeles County) and the hired murder
of her husband's killer (white man aged 27) in Jun 1989 in Ventury County.
The original hit man (who was killed by the later hit man) was the fiancee
of Mary's daughter.
Four people conspired to murder Melvin Thompson, who was shot between the
eyes, in the mouth, and in the chest in June 1990. Investigation revealed
that Melvin's wife, defendant Catherine Thompson, masterminded his murder
in order to receive his life insurance.
In 1993, Young murdered her 4-year-old granddaughter Dail and 6-year-old grandson Darrin in Hayward, Calif. Young, who was caring for both children while their mother served a sentence for drug dealing, stabbed them to death the day their father was to take custody of them. She then stabbed herself in the stomach, but survived. She had no previous criminal record. Sentenced to death.
Janeen Marie Snyder
Convicted of rape and murder of teen girls with an accomplise