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Dorothea Puente, Serial Killer Dies At 82

Dorthea Puente

Dorothea Puente, boarding house operator who killed tenants, died at age 82 on Sunday March 27, 2011.

Her macabre story, including allegations that she buried several victims in the yard of her Victorian-style home a few blocks from the state Capitol, made headlines across the country.

At 64, Puente was tried for nine murders after police unearthed seven bodies around her home. Two more bodies, including that of a former boyfriend found in a box in the Sacramento River, were discovered later. After a five-month trial, jurors deadlocked in 1993 on six of the murder charges.


Puente ran a boarding house during the 1980s and cashed the Social Security checks of her elderly and mentally disabled boarders. When tenants complained, they were killed and buried in the yard. Puente maintained her innocence, claiming that they died of natural causes, but was found guilty and imprisoned. In 1998, she began exchanging letters and recipes with Shane Bugbee who later published her recipes in the 2004 book.


Crime Library Story

Another example showing that serial killers come in many shapes, sizes, sexes and ages.

Many people found humor in her being able to release a cookbook from prison. It was not looked at, by many, as murderabilia. I a unsure why, maybe her age?

Jack Mogale; Multiple Life Terms

Judge Frans Kgomo sentenced Mogale, 42, to 16 life sentences which are to run concurrently. He will serve another 23 years thereafter, without the possibility of parole.

This was because Mogale was a danger to society, Kgomo said.

As Mogale left the court on Friday, he shouted in Sepedi at the families of his victims, saying “You are also coming, I pray I will be out soon.”

Kgomo said Mogale was evil and should be kept away from women and society.

Mogale was found guilty on Wednesday of nine kidnappings, 19 rapes, 16 murders, attempted murder, three robberies with aggravating circumstances, fraud or theft, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, sexual assault and escape from lawful custody.


I hope that the courts in Africa do not ever let this monster out.

I also hope that they hold to the no parole.

It sounds to me as if he threatened the families and I bet he’d at least try to follow through if he got out.

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