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1 By Marissa and Alexis

2 Born in California in 1929 Both of her parents where alcoholics Mom was a prostitute Dad held a gun to his head threatening to kill himself Father died Mother died a year later Was sexually abused at an orphanage At 16 she was working as a hooker CHILDHOOD

3 Had a very troubled childhood Experienced growing up quickly Due to these experiences she could have created a fantasy world CHILDHOOD REFLECTION

4 Mental health experts testified of Puente's abusive upbringing This motivated her to help the less fortunate At the same time, they agreed she had an evil side This was brought on by the stress of caring for her tenants No real mental disabilities MENTAL HEALTH

5 In 1945 at age 16 married Fred McFaul Had two daughters Sent one to live with relatives Put other up for adoption He left her in 1948 FIRST MARRIAGE

6 In 1952 married a Swede named Axel Johanson Turbulent 14 year marriage Divorced in 1966 SECOND MARRIAGE

7 Roberto Puente He was 19 years younger Only lasted 2 years In 1976 married Pedro Montalvo Violent alcoholic Lasted a few months THIRD AND FOURTH MARRIAGES

8 Never attended high school or college Found work as a nurses aid Started to manage boarding houses In 1968 took over a 3 story, 16 bedroom care home ADULT LIFE

9 How many arrests do you think she had before she began killing? QUESTION:

10 Forged checks – sentenced to a year in jail 1960: arrested for owning and managing a brothel – sentenced to 90 days Arrested for vagrancy – sentenced to another 90 days Forged mens signatures – charged with 34 counts of fraud Then began a criminal career ARRESTS

11 9 Victims: Ruth Munroe, Everson Gillmouth, Alvaro "Bert" Montoya, Dorothy Miller, Benjamin Fink, Betty Palmer, Leona Carpenter, James Gallop, Vera Faye Martin Between the ages of 50 and 80 Poisoned her victims Motive: Financial Reasons Time span: LIFE OF CRIME

12 Calm and nonchalant Maintains her innocence Will maintain it till the day she dies BEHAVIOR WHEN CAUGHT

13 Trial began in October 1992 A year long Found seven victims Found guilty of 3 murders and could not agree on others Received life in prison without parole Always maintained her innocence TRIAL OF DOROTHEA

14 Died in prison March 27, 2011 At age 82 DEATH

15 VIDEO: SUMMARY

16 Works Cited "Dorothea Puente." Female Serial Killers. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Nov "Dorothea Puente." Wikipedia. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Wikipedia. Web. 6 Nov "Dorothea Puente dies at 82; boarding house operator who killed tenants." Los Angeles Times. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Nov "Dorothea Puente, Killing for Profit." Crime Library. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Nov "Dorthea Puente." Murderpedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Nov BIBLIOGRAPHY


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