Mark Goudeau Gets the Death Penalty
Jurors imposed the death sentence on 47-year-old Mark Goudeau, known as the Baseline Killer, for the murder spree that terrorized Phoenix-area residents for 13 months beginning that August.
The six-woman, six-man jury deliberated for about seven hours before reaching a verdict in the penalty phase of the trial. Goudeau had been found guilty last month of murdering eight women and one man, along with 58 other crimes.
I know that he will probably die of old age in prison but due to the sentence he will have tighter security. He is less of a threat to the many that work for the prison or are in there for some other reason.
Goudeau, already in prison for sexually assaulting two sisters at a south Phoenix park in 2005, also spoke in court for the first time, chastising his attorneys and assuring jurors he was not the “wolf in sheep’s clothing” he was portrayed as.
“I am no monster,” he told the court.
I disagree Mr. Goudeau, as does Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon. You are a monster. Only monster’s hide in human skin while hunting, raping and killing humans.
Prosecutors said the attacks began in August 2005 when Goudeau pulled a gun on three teens on Baseline Road. He took them behind a church and sexually assaulted the two girls.
The first murder came a month later, when he killed 19-year-old Georgia Thompson in a parking lot outside her apartment complex, police said.
Goudeau’s final victim was Carmen Miranda, a 37-year-old mother of two taken from a carwash as she was talking on her cell phone near Goudeau’s home in June 2006, prosecutors say. Miranda was later found dead inside her car.
May your remaining years be filled with what you gave to your victims.