Gerald and Charlene Gallego

Gerald and Charlene Gallego

American serial killers
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Gerald and Charlene Gallego
  2. Gerald Armond
  3. Charlene Gallego
  4. The Crimes
  5. Charlene was released from prison in July 1997.

Biography of Gerald and Charlene Gallego

Gerald Armond (July 17, 1946 – July 18, 2002) and Charlene Adelle Gallego (born October 10, 1956) were a pair of American serial killers who terrorized Sacramento, California between 1978 and 1980. They were responsible for the deaths of 10 people, mostly teenage girls whom they held as sex slaves before killing them.

Gerald and Charlene Gallego

Gerald Armond

Gerald Armond was born in 1946. His father was a convicted murderer who was executed for killing two police officers. Gerald's mother constantly changed her boyfriends, creating a harsh environment for him to grow up in. Before meeting Charlene, Gerald had been in and out of relationships, even engaging in sexual contact with his own daughter. Their meeting seemed to be a fortunate coincidence as they both enjoyed rough sex and Charlene displayed the necessary submission that Gerald desired. Within a week of knowing each other, they moved in together. Despite their outward harmony, their relationship was peculiar. Soon, they needed a third person to fulfill their sexual fantasies. Gerald brought a 16-year-old dancer into their home, but she was only for his pleasure. One day, Gerald returned home to find the girls in bed together. Enraged, he threw the dancer out of the window and severely beat Charlene. Eventually, Charlene became nothing more than Gerald's slave. However, she seemed to be content with her position.

Gerald and Charlene Gallego

Charlene Gallego

Charlene Gallego, 10 years younger than Gerald, was born in 1956 in Sacramento. She came from a respected family, with her father being the president of a supermarket chain. Charlene was initially a quiet and shy girl, but after high school, she experimented with drugs, which eventually led her down a path of recklessness and disregard for the law. She later married a wealthy man who was obsessed with lesbian scenes. Charlene often had to perform sexual acts with hired prostitutes for her husband's satisfaction. Bored with her marriage, Charlene divorced and remarried, but the second marriage also did not bring her happiness. She described her second husband as a "mommy's boy" and soon ended the relationship. Afterward, she had a brief affair with a married man before meeting Gerald.

Gerald and Charlene Gallego

The Crimes

The couple's victims were mostly young girls who, in one way or another, participated in the twisted sexual activities of the killers. In September 1978, Rhonda Scheffler and Kippi Vaught, both 16 and 17 years old, were captured by Gerald and Charlene and later shot in the head. In June 1979, in Nevada, 14-year-old Brenda Judd and 13-year-old Sandra Colley did not survive their encounter with the criminals. Their naked and violated bodies were only found in 1999, as both girls were reported as runaways before Gerald's confession. In April 1980, Stacey Redican and Karen Chipman Twiggs were kidnapped, raped, and murdered by Gerald and Charlene. In November 1980, the couple targeted a young couple, Craig Miller and his fiancée Mary Elizabeth Sowers. Gerald killed Miller immediately, and Sowers suffered the same fate after being repeatedly raped.

Other victims of the couple included Linda Aguilar, who was pregnant at the time, and Virginia Mochel. Gerald was convicted of the murders in 1984. Charlene testified against him in court, which saved her from receiving the death penalty. Instead, she was sentenced to 16 years and 8 months for her crimes in Nevada. Gerald was found guilty in both Nevada and California and was sentenced to death in both states. Despite attempts to appeal, his sentence remained unchanged. He died from rectal cancer in the medical center of the Nevada state prison on July 18, 2002.

Charlene was released from prison in July 1997.