QUICKLET ON R. BARRI FLOWERS' THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS: THE TRUE STORY OF SERIAL KILLERS GERALD AND CHARLENE GALLEGO
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Quicklets: Your Reading Sidekick! ABOUT THE BOOK In the world where information and news flow freely through any number of mediums, we are exposed to the sometimes all-too-real existence of violence in the world. The heinous acts of serial-killer couple, Gerald Armond Gallego and wife Charlene Adelle Gallego exemplify the darkness in humanity that if left unchecked could wreak havoc on countless lives. The Sex Slave Murders chronicles the tumultuous lives of the Gallegos from their early beginnings culminating in a sinister coupling that resulted in the deaths of 11 people across three states between 1978-1980. Criminologist and author R. Barri Flowers followed the case, and wrote his account nearly ten years after the murderous pair were arrested by authorities in 1982. The author highlights differences in the upbringing of the unlikely twosome, noting the chaotic and abusive home of Gerald Gallego as opposed to the charm school life led by his wife and partner (then Charlene Williams). The author explores the circumstances that not only led the killers to committing their string of crimes, but also the bizarre bond they formed as husband and wife, when the pair made history as the first serial-killing couple in the United States. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Following a brief interaction with the cars occupants, it speeds away Craig and Mary Beth are never seen alive again. Fortunately, said acquaintance of Sowers and Miller had the foresight to write down the license plate number of the car where he last saw the victims, information that would eventually help to bring about the arrests of Gerald and Charlene Gallego, ending their violent quest to find the perfect sex slave. At this point, readers are given some individual history. Gerald Armond Gallego was born in July of 1946 in Sacramento, California. He had a difficult childhood without a father in his life and a prostitute mother.