WHO EARNS THE DEATH PENALTY? CASE STUDY #11- Tahua “Tao” Rivera

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WHO EARNS THE DEATH PENALTY? CASE STUDY #11- Tahua “Tao” Rivera SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 22, 2012 - As California voters decide whether to side with the ACLU and other liberal special interests to get rid of the death penalty, the No on 34 campaign continues its profiles of the “worst of the worst” convicted murderers on death [...]

WHO EARNS THE DEATH PENALTY? CASE STUDY #10 -John Ghobrial

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WHO EARNS THE DEATH PENALTY? CASE STUDY #10 -John Ghobrial SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 18, 2012 - As California voters decide whether to side with the ACLU and other liberal special interests to get rid of the death penalty, the No on 34 campaign continues its profiles of the “worst of the worst” convicted murderers on death row. [...]

WHO EARNS THE DEATH PENALTY? CASE STUDY #9- Charles Ng

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WHO EARNS THE DEATH PENALTY?  CASE STUDY #9- Charles Ng SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2012 - As California voters consider whether to side with the ACLU and other liberal special interests to get rid of the death penalty, the No on Proposition 34 campaign will continue to profile the “worst of the worst” convicted murderers on Death Row. [...]

Anthony Cain

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Anthony Cain killed Lamar and Ernestine Matthews, both 75-years-old, during a burglary in their Cerritos home in 2004. Lamar Matthews was a retired probation officer and Ernestine Matthews was a retired teacher. Both were brutally slashed to death. Lamar had 26 stab wounds, Ernestine had 9 stab wounds. Investigators arrested Cain after evidence came to [...]

Joseph Aguayo

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Joseph Aguayo, a career criminal with a long record, kidnapped and strangled 29-year-old Eva Chu in Sacramento in 1979. Chu, who was 7 months pregnant with unborn daughter Kelly, had left her job in downtown Sacramento, enroute to a doctor’s appointment, when she disappeared. Her body was found 4 days later by a creek bed. [...]

TAO RIVERA

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Ciutlahuac Tahua “Tao” Rivera, a known gang member, shocked the city of Merced in 2004 when he shot and killed 34-year-old Officer Stephan Gray during a routine traffic stop. It was the first time a Merced police officer had been murdered in the line of duty. Rivera was a parolee who ran from the vehicle, [...]

JOHN GHOBRIAL

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John Ghobrial is an Egyptian national who befriended, then killed 12-year-old Juan Delgado, who went to middle school near his home in Orange County. In 1998, Ghobrial forced Delgado into the shed where he was living, tortured and molested him, then killed him. Ghobrial then used a meat cleaver to dismember the body. He hid [...]

CHARLES NG

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Charles Ng is one of California’s most notorious serial killers. After being thrown out of the Marines for theft, Ng partnered with Leonard Lake in an extended plot of kidnap, rape, torture and murder. The crimes took place at Lake’s remote cabin in Calaveras County. The crimes came to light in 1985. Investigators later recovered [...]

LAWRENCE BITTAKER

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Lawrence Bittaker is a serial killer who, with a companion, used a large van to prey on young girls in Southern California. The killings took place between June and October 1979, when 5 teen aged girls were kidnapped, raped, tortured, and murdered. His first victim, 16-year-old Cindy Schaeffer, was kidnapped near Redondo Beach, raped, then [...]

MARCO TOPETE

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Marco Topete, who had a long history of violence and was on parole from Pelican Bay State Prison, gunned down Yolo County Sheriff’s Deputy Jose Antonio Diaz in 2008. Deputy Diaz had been trying to stop Topete after a high-speed chase. Even more alarming, the suspect’s infant son was in the car’s back seat at [...]