Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Dorothea Puente, Killing for Profit


Associated Press. "Woman's Final Days In Death Boardinghouse," May 23, 1990.

Associated Press. "Police Clerk in Puente Case Unable to Work," July 26, 1989.

Associated Press. "Sleeping Drug Found in 7 Boardinghouse Bodies, Report Says," January 11, 1989.

Associated Press. "Boardinghouse Victim Beheaded, Coroner Reports," November 23, 1988.

Cox, John. "Each Side in Puente Case Plots Strategy," Sacramento Bee, July 23, 1989.

Cox, John. "System Hit in Report on Puente Agencies Described as Inept, Easily Tricked," Sacramento Bee, February 1, 1989.

Davila, Robert. "Riverbank Body a Former F. St. Tenant, Police Believe," Sacramento Bee, December 12, 1988.

Freed, David. "Friendly Woman in Bar Sure Looked Familiar, Then He Remembered Why," Los Angeles Times, November 18, 1988.

Gaines, John. "Landlady Wooed Victims at Sacramento Bars," The State Journal-Register, November 20, 1988.

Goodavage,  Maria. "Rooming-house horror revisited; Sacramento woman tried in 9 deaths," USA Today, February 10, 1993.

Grieve, Tim and Art Campos. "Landlady's Ruses Stripped Away," Sacramento Bee, December 11, 1988.

Ingram, Erik.  "Lawyers Sum Up in Trial of Sacramento Landlady," San Francisco Chronicle, July 14, 1993.

King, Peter. "Macabre Trail to House on F Street; Of Many Clues, the Smell Finally Told a Horrid Tale," Los Angeles Times, November 20, 1988.

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Paddock, Richard. "Landlady's Trial in Tenants' Murders Begins," Los Angeles Times, February 10, 1993.

Paddock, Richard and Carla Norton, "Jury deadlocked in murder case against landlady, " Los Angeles Times, August 3, 1993.

Schrader, Esther. "Defense Calls Puente Kindly," San Jose Mercury News, February 12, 1993.

Wilson, Wayne. "Jury deliberates in Puente Trial," Sacramento Bee, July 16, 1993.

Wilson, Wayne. "Puente Saga Winds Way Toward Jury," Sacramento Bee, July 11, 1993.

Wilson, Wayne. "Puente 'Acted Shocked' by First Body," Sacramento Bee, February 25, 1993.

Wilson, Wayne. "Ex-Social Worker say Puente was 'Best System had to Offer,'" Sacramento Bee, February 24, 1993.

Wilson, Wayne. "Medicine from Puente Bothered Victim,  Pal says," Sacramento Bee, February 19, 1993.

Wilson, Wayne. "Puente Calmly Took Delivery of Concrete," Sacramento Bee, February 18, 1993.

Wilson, Wayne. "Reunion with Death; Puente Jurors Seek Solace in Visit to Murder Sites," Sacramento Bee, November 13, 1994.

Wilson, Wayne. "Puente Jurors Told of Suicide, Natural Deaths; Burials in Yard Don't Make her 'Evil Serial Killer' Lawyer says," Sacramento Bee, February 12, 1993.

Wilson, Wayne. "Evidence Shows Funds Flowed to Puente After Tenants Died," Sacramento Bee, May 15, 1990.

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