Guide to the California Superior Court (Sacramento County) case files for The People v. Dorothea Montalvo Puente (criminal case #18056) CNTY0004

Collection processed and finding aid written by Kim Hayden
Center for Sacramento History
2018


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Center for Sacramento History
Title: California Superior Court (Sacramento County) case files for The People v. Dorothea Montalvo Puente (criminal case #18056)
Identifier/Call Number: CNTY0004
Physical Description: 17.354 Linear Feet (22 boxes: 8 record cartons, 3 manuscript boxes, 7 poster rolls, 2 newspaper boxes, 1 oversize flat box, 1 video box.
Date (inclusive): 1938-2001
Date (bulk): 1982-1992
Abstract: The collection is made up of exhibits and evidence from Sacramento County Superior Court criminal case #18056, The People v. Dorothea Montalvo Puente. Puente stood trial for the murders of her boyfriend and eight of her Sacramento boarding house tenants between 1982 and 1988 in order to collect their government benefit checks. All but two of those she murdered were found buried in the yard of her rented boarding house at 1426 F Street in Sacramento. Preliminary hearings began in 1990, and the trial and sentencing took place in 1993. Material covers the entirety of the trial, including evidence collected during the investigation, trial exhibits, photographs and video footage of the crime scene, video footage and transcripts of suspect and witness interrogations, and appeals records. Puente was sentenced to life in prison without parole and died at age 82 in 2011 at the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Sacramento County Superior Court (accession number 2014/002)

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. It has a number of access restrictions due to personally identifiable information (this includes address, phone number, driver's license number), social security numbers, financial records, medical records, and graphic photos and video. See below for restrictions:
  • Sealed records: no access, no reproductions
  • Personally identifiable information of deceased persons: no restrictions to access
  • Personally identifiable information of deceased persons: redact PII before access
  • Medical/psychiatric records of deceased or living persons: redact before access
  • Social security numbers of deceased or living persons: redact before access
  • Financial records of deceased or living persons: redact before access
  • Photos/videos made by or for the coroner showing dead bodies or body parts: viewable in-house only, no reproductions
  • Photos/videos not made by or for the coroner showing dead bodies or body parts: no restrictions to access

Conditions Governing Use

All requests to publish or quote from collections held by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) must be submitted in writing to csh@cityofsacramento.org. Permission for publication is given on behalf of CSH as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the patron. No permission is necessary to publish or quote from public records. Photos/videos made by or for the coroner showing dead bodies or body parts are viewable in-house only and cannot be reproduced.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], CNTY0004, California Superior Court (Sacramento County) case files for The People v. Dorothea Montalvo Puente (criminal case #18056), Center for Sacramento History.

Separated Materials

Artifacts have been separated from the archival material. These include pill vials, a shovel, two hoes, two rakes, a garden trowel, a knife, a makeup compact, and a wallet.

Biographical / Historical

Sacramento County Superior Court criminal case #18056, The People v. Dorothea Montalvo Puente, is the murder trial of Sacramento, California, serial killer Dorothea Puente. Preliminary hearings began in 1990, and the trial and sentencing took place in 1993. Puente was accused of murdering nine people between 1982 and 1988 and cashing their government support checks. Victims included Puente's boyfriend Everson Gillmouth, 77, and eight tenants who lived at the boarding house she operated at 1426 F Street in Sacramento: Ruth Munroe, 61; Leona Carpenter, 78; Alvaro "Bert/Alberto" Gonzales Montoya, 51; Dorothy Miller, 64; Benjamin Fink, 55; James Gallop, 62; Vera Faye Martin, 64; and Betty Palmer, 78. The first victim, Munroe, died at 1426 F Street in 1982, but her death was deemed a suicide by drug overdose, although her family suspected Puente was behind her death and pressed for further investigation. Gillmouth's body was found in January 1986 in a wooden box on the bank of the Sacramento River near Verona, just north of Sacramento. The rest of the victims were found buried in Puente's backyard in November 1988 during a police investigation.
Puente had a long and varied criminal history, including forgery and fraud, that started when she was a young woman. She also had a history of working in caregiving roles with vulnerable and disadvantaged populations who did not have a strong family or social support network, like the elderly, the homeless, and people with addiction and mental health problems. In the 1970s, she ran a boarding house for the elderly and needy at 2100 F Street in Sacramento, and in 1978 she was arrested and put on five years' probation for forging her tenants' signatures on their benefits checks. One of her probation stipulations was that she could not operate a boarding house, so Puente instead began working as an in-home caregiver. In 1982 she was convicted of robbery and administering stupefying drugs to commit robbery, stemming from accusations of drugging and stealing from her clients and a man she met in a bar. She was sentenced to prison for five years, serving three with two years' credit for good behavior. Puente was released on parole in September 1985 with the stipulation that she could not run a boarding house, care for the elderly, or handle other people's government support checks.
While in prison, Puente began corresponding with Gillmouth, and the two got together upon her release, opening a joint bank account. Not long after her release, Puente killed Gillmouth and continued cashing his support checks, while writing letters to his friends and family under the guise that he was still alive. Puente hired local handyman Ismael Florez to do some work at her house and build a lidded box about the size of a coffin. Part of his promised payment was Gillmouth's truck, which Puente said belonged to her boyfriend who was away in Los Angeles and no longer wanted it. A few days after building the box, Florez returned to the house to find the lid nailed shut. Puente asked him to help her transport it to a storage unit north of town, but on the way, she suggested they dump it by the river instead. The next month, in January 1986, a fisherman found the box, which contained Gillmouth's remains. His remains were not identified until early 1989, after the bodies were found in Puente's yard and she was linked through witnesses to Gillmouth's death. Florez maintained that he was unaware a body was in the box when he helped transport and dump it.
Also upon her 1985 release from prison, Puente began operating the boarding house at 1426 F Street, against her parole stipulations. She again took in mostly the elderly and people with mental illness or substance abuse problems, many of whom were in and out of homelessness. Puente arranged to be signors on their government support checks, giving the tenants a small stipend then depositing the rest into her own accounts or joint accounts, which she justified as payment for room, board, and other expenses. At some point, she began killing some of her tenants by drugging them with prescription medications she got from several doctors. She would keep their bodies in an upstairs room in the house and then, later, bury them in her yard; it is suspected that she had her mentally disabled tenant Alvaro "Bert" Montoya help her with the burials. After their deaths, she continued to collect their government support checks.
Suspicions were raised against Puente starting in mid-1988, when Brenda Trujillo, a woman who had been in prison with Puente and had briefly lived at 1426 F Street, complained to police that Puente had drugged her and cashed her checks — some reports also say she told police Puente had buried tenants in the backyard. In late 1988, Montoya's social worker Judy Moise became concerned when she could not get a hold of him, and after talking to Puente, who gave conflicting stories about his whereabouts, she filed a missing person's report, which was the impetus for the investigation at the Puente house. On November 11, Sacramento Police Detective John Cabrera and other officers arrived to question Puente and search the house, and upon finding nothing suspicious, they asked to dig in the backyard. Puente consented to the dig, and the detectives soon turned up the remains of tenant Leona Carpenter. As digging continued, Puente was questioned then released due to insufficient evidence to hold her. She fled to Los Angeles, where she was picked up by police four days later after a man she met in a bar turned her in. By that time, police had recovered the bodies of seven of Puente's tenants, including Montoya. After questioning Florez, Puente was linked to Gillmouth's death. Investigators also began to suspect Puente in the 1982 death of Ruth Munroe.
In all, Puente was charged with nine murders: the seven tenants found buried in her yard, Gillmouth, and Munroe. Preliminary hearings began in April 1990, and in August she pled not guilty to the charges. Her trial was moved to Monterey after a judge ruled she could not get a fair trial in Sacramento due to the media coverage there, and it ran from February to July of 1993. The jurors deliberated for 24 days before finding her guilty of three counts of murder, deadlocking on the other six. Puente was sentenced to life in prison without parole and died March 27, 2011, at the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla at the age of 82.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 7 series:
  • Series 1. Preliminary transcripts, 1990-1992
  • Series 2. Pre-trial and joint exhibits, 1982-1989
  • Series 3. People's exhibits, 1938-1993, bulk 1988-1992
  • Series 4. Defendant's exhibits, 1974-1993, bulk 1988-1993
  • Series 5. Appeals records and exhibits, 1992-2001
  • Series 6. Sealed records and special proceedings, 1980-1992
  • Series 7. Artifacts, ca. 1980-1988

Scope and Contents

The collection is made up of exhibits and evidence from Puente's criminal trial for the murders of her boyfriend and eight of her boarding house tenants. An official list of pre-trial, joint, prosecution, and defendant's exhibits was found in the collection. When compared to that list, the collection is nearly complete, with only a few exhibits missing upon donation. Missing exhibits for the most part consist of photographs, renter's assistance claims and checks belonging to Puente tenants, and vials of medications belonging to Puente and her tenants.
Material covers the entirety of the trial, including evidence collected during the investigation, crime scene photographs and video footage, trial exhibits, testimony and interview transcripts, and appeals records. The material is broken up into series according to the different phases of the trial.
The vast majority of material consists of the People's exhibits from the trial (Series 3), which document Puente's criminal history starting in the late 1970s, including the drugging and robbery of Malcolm McKenzie, Ruth Munroe's 1982 overdose death at Puente's house, Puente's relationship with Gillmouth and disposal of his body, Puente's financial accounts and forging of her tenant's support checks, prescription medication histories, and the discovery of the tenants buried in her yard. Diagrams of Puente's house and yard from police evidence sheets, along with photos, show the locations of bodies found in the yard and various points of interest inside the house. The excavations are well-documented with photographs and video; autopsy photographs are also included. The material also provides an overview of the lives of Puente's victims, including some of their personal and medical histories. At the beginning of the investigation, before they were identified, the buried victims were referred to by a coroner's identification number or excavation site number (see list below). These numbers are used throughout the collection in the identification of remains, burial locations, and autopsy records.
  • Leona Carpenter: coroner's ID #88-3372; site 1, body 1.
  • Alvaro "Bert/Alberto" Gonzales Montoya: coroner's ID #88-3381; site 1, body 2.
  • Dorothy Miller: coroner's ID #88-3374; site 2.
  • Benjamin Fink: coroner's ID #88-3382; site 4.
  • James Gallop: coroner's ID #88-3384; site 5.
  • Vera Faye Martin: coroner's ID #88-3394; site 6.
  • Betty Palmer: coroner's ID #88-3395; site 7.
The next largest series in the collection consists of the defendant's exhibits from the trial (series 4). This contains a significantly smaller amount of material compared to the People's exhibits. The Defendant's exhibits attempt to show Puente as a flawed but sympathetic individual whose difficult, abusive childhood negatively impacted her behavior and judgment as an adult; her victims as unhealthy, suggesting their deaths were natural or caused by their own behaviors, and that Puente buried them instead of reporting the deaths because of her negative experience being questioned and suspected in Munroe's death; and that Puente had been unfairly tried and convicted in the press. They also provide evidence showing that Puente gave back to her community and had the respect and support of several people.
The smaller series in the collection (series 1, 2, and 5) include transcripts from the trial's preliminary hearings and testimonies, case files from Puente's prior criminal trials, and records from her appeal of this trial. Series 6 contains sealed documents and records from special proceedings that cannot be accessed without a court order, and series 7 contains artifacts that were separated from the rest of the collection for conservations and storage purposes.
Series 1. Preliminary transcripts, 1990-1992 This series is made up of transcripts of preliminary hearings and testimonies from various witnesses and experts. These include Puente tenants John Sharp, Julius Kelley, and Brenda Trujillo; handyman Ismael Florez, who Puente hired to build the box Everson Gillmouth was found in; Puente's friend and landlord Ricardo Ordorica; Sacramento County Coroner's Office toxicologist James Beede; Sacramento Police Detective John Cabrera, who led the investigation of Puente; Judy Moise, the social worker who filed the missing person's report for victim Alvaro Montoya, which spurred the investigation; family members of Ruth Munroe, who died of a drug overdose in 1982 while living at Puente's home and is considered her first victim; and many others. This series is arranged chronologically.
Series 2. Pre-trial and joint exhibits, 1982-1989 This series contains pre-trial and joint exhibits. The joint exhibits include intake forms from the Camelia City Center and St. Paul's Center Elderly Homeless Program from 1986 to 1989, which include Puente tenants and victims. These will have social security numbers redacted upon access. The pre-trial exhibits consist of records related to Puente's 1982 trial for robbery and administering stupefying drugs (Sacramento Superior Court cases 63029, 63695, 60133-F, 61030-F, 61082-F, and 97682, plus complaint number 59425F), including case files, transcripts, initial discovery documents, attorney memos, and records on the deaths of Ruth Munroe and Esther Busby. This series is arranged by exhibit number.
Series 3. People's exhibits, 1938-1993, bulk 1988-1992 This series is made up of exhibits used by prosecuting attorneys during the trial, including evidence obtained during the investigation. This is the largest series in the collection, and some of the information in the material will be redacted upon access to comply with HIPAA and other privacy regulations. Many of the photographs and videos are graphic and thereby limited to in-house viewing only with no reproductions possible. Material in this series includes photographs of the yard excavations, autopsies, interior and exteriors of the Puente house, and the Everson Gillmouth crime scene; video footage of the yard excavations, Gillmouth crime scene, and police interviews; hand-drawn diagrams of the house and yard showing the burial and excavation sites; photographs of Puente, her victims, and her tenants; victims and other tenants' government support checks, some signed by Puente; tenant applications for government assistance; handwriting samples; Puente's bank account and other financial records; Ricardo Ordorica's financial records; transcripts of interviews with Puente and witnesses; victims' personal and financial records; Puente and victims' prescription and medical histories; victim toxicology and autopsy reports; falsified driver's licenses using Puente's photograph and her victim Betty Palmer's name; records related to the sale of Gillmouth's truck and trailer; Puente's personal correspondence, some of which was written to fool victims' families into thinking they were still alive; and much more. Some of the material is presented as oversized exhibit posters. The videos in this series are particularly interesting. The excavation footage not only shows the digging but includes the narration and commentary of the people working, who describe what they're finding. Police interview footage shows interviews with Puente, Mervin "John" McCauley, Ricardo Ordorica, John Sharp, and Ismael Florez. Also included is footage of Julius Kelley's conditional exam and the Gillmouth crime scene. This series is arranged by exhibit number.
Series 4. Defendant's exhibits, 1974-1993, bulk 1988-1993 This series consists of exhibits used by the defense attorneys during the trial. Some of the information in the material will be redacted upon access to comply with HIPAA and other privacy regulations. Material includes information on Puente's family history and childhood; letters, articles, and essays supporting Puente; victims' medical histories, toxicology reports, and other personal information; Puente's bank account and other financial records; news articles and video footage covering the crime; and more. This series is arranged by exhibit number.
Series 5, Appeals records and exhibits, 1992-2001 This series comprises records from appeals proceedings, including juror questionnaires, declarations, and correspondence; petitions for writ of prohibition and application for stay of proceedings; petition for habeas corpus; and lists of trial exhibits. This series is arranged alphabetically.
Series 6. Sealed records and special proceedings, 1980-1992 This series contains sealed court documents and special proceedings records that cannot be accessed without a court order. These consist of a variety of material including transcripts and Puente's psychiatric records from Dr. Thomas Doody. This series is unprocessed.
Series 7. Artifacts, ca. 1980-1988 This series contains artifacts that were taken as evidence during the police investigation and used as exhibits in the trial. They were separated from the text and photographic portion of the collection for conservation and storage purposes. Included are pill vials, a shovel, two hoes, two rakes, a garden trowel, a knife, a makeup compact with "Brenda Trujillo" scratched on it, and a wallet.

Related Materials

Laura Synhorst Santos Collection, 2004/042: Santos was the first deputy coroner for Sacramento County and worked on the Puente case. The Santos collection includes her handwritten notes from the crime scene and coroner's investigation, crime scene diagrams, victims' coroner's reports, newspaper clippings, and a presentation on the Puente case created by Santos and Detective John Cabrera.
John Cabrera Collection, 2010/027: Detective John Cabrera investigated Puente and the crime scene. His collection includes the rubber boots he wore while searching Puente's yard, a Puente prescription drug label, and a copy of a Sacramento Bee photograph showing Cabrera and Puente in front of her house during the investigation. The drug label and photo are housed with this collection (CNTY0004).

 

Series 1. Preliminary transcripts, 1990-1992

box 1, folder 1

Transcript of the examination of Julius Kelley 1990-04-10

box 1, folder 2

Transcript of in-person hearing with Linda Meza 1990-04-25

box 1, folder 3

Preliminary examination transcript: conference in chambers, testimony of Moise, Anthony 1990-04-25-1990-04-27

box 1, folder 4

Transcript of in-person motion to close preliminary hearing: Bronson, Meza (case file pt. 2) 1990-04-26-1990-04-27

box 1, folder 5

Preliminary examination transcript: Moise, Anthony, Sharp, Cabrera, Murphy, Smith, Synhorst (case file pt. 3) 1990-05-01

box 1, folder 6

Preliminary examination transcript: Anthony, Stuart (case file pt. 4) 1990-05-02

box 1, folder 7

Preliminary examination transcript: Stuart, Beede, Phillips, Wood, McFall, Sypniki, Medeiros (case file pt. 5) 1990-05-03

box 1, folder 8

Preliminary examination transcript: Lawrence, Durning, French, Johnston, Mesic (case file pt. 5) 1990-05-04

box 1, folder 9

Preliminary examination transcript: Bard, Pong, Figueroa, Yokota, Kulick-Lopez, Khasigian, Bush, Broderick, McDaniel, Van Alstine (case file pt. 6) 1990-05-07

box 1, folder 10

Preliminary examination transcript: Fink, Harper, Chapelle, Lackner (case file pt. 6) 1990-05-08

box 1, folder 11

Preliminary examination transcript: Staab, Miller, McCulloch, Crowl, Hobbs (case file pt. 7) 1990-05-10

box 1, folder 12

Preliminary examination transcript: Castillo, Congleton, Lee, D'Anna, Medrano, Heyerman, Sebat, Stewart, Luethmers 1990-05-14

box 1, folder 13

Preliminary examination transcript: Maples, Lisenbee, Horstman, Lack, Moore, Nicklous 1990-05-15

box 1, folder 14

Preliminary examination transcript: Hanf 1990-05-16

box 1, folder 15

Preliminary examination transcript 1990-05-18

box 1, folder 16

Preliminary examination transcript: Moore, Vogeli, Terry, Florez, Ordorica 1990-05-21

box 1, folder 17

Preliminary examination transcript: closed hearing with counsel (case file pt. 10) 1990-05-22

box 1, folder 18

Preliminary examination transcript: Ordorica, Hall, Nash, Nichols, Ehlert, Stone, Clausen (Allen), Lombardo, Gibson, Clausen (William) 1990-05-22

box 1, folder 19

Preliminary examination transcript: closed hearing with counsel (case file pt. 2) 1990-05-23

box 1, folder 20

Preliminary examination transcript: Wood, Trujillo 1990-05-23-1990-05-24

box 1, folder 21

Preliminary examination transcript: Matthews, Beede, Mack, Froman, Meza, Brown, Pinson, Apodaca 1990-05-29

box 1, folder 22

Preliminary examination transcript: Wood, Clausen, Porter 1990-06-14

box 1, folder 23

Preliminary examination transcript: Gibson (Rosemary), Barton, Gibson (John) 1990-06-15

box 1, folder 24

Preliminary hearing transcript: Gibson 1990-06-19

box 1, folder 27

Case files, closed and expanded 1992-1993

 

Series 2. Pre-trial and joint exhibits, 1982-1989

box 1, folder 25

Joint exhibit 1: Camelia City Center intake forms 1986-1987

Conditions Governing Access

Material in this folder contains social security numbers that will be redacted upon access.
box 1, folder 26

Joint exhibit 1: St. Paul's Center Elderly Homeless Program intake form 1988-1989

Conditions Governing Access

Material in this folder contains social security numbers that will be redacted upon access.
box 2, folder 1

Pre-trial exhibit 1: case files for Puente case number 63029, and complaint number 59425F (People's exhibit 117) 1979-1982

box 2, folder 2

Pre-trial exhibit 2: case files for Puente case numbers 60133-F, 61030-F, 61082-F, 63029, 63695 (People's exhibit 117B) 1982

box 2, folder 3

Pre-trial exhibit 3: case files for Puente case numbers 63695, 63029 (People's exhibit 117C) 1982

box 2, folder 4

Pre-trial exhibit 4: case files for Puente case number 61082-F (People's exhibit 117D) 1982-1989

box 2, folder 5

Pre-trial exhibit 5: initial discovery request and record of Puente (Montalvo) (People's exhibit 117A) 1982

box 2, folder 6

Pre-trial exhibits 6-9: district attorney memos on Puente plea in past trial and possible poisoning of Ruth Munroe (People's exhibits 111-114) 1982

box 2, folder 7

Pre-trial exhibit 10: Esther Busby police incident information report and death certificate (People's exhibit 116) 1980-1981

box 2, folder 8

Pre-trial exhibit 13: case files for Puente case number 63695, (People's exhibit 102) 1987-1989

box 2, folder 9

Pre-trial exhibit 14: transcript of plea proceedings in Puente case numbers 63029 and 63695, (People's exhibit 110) 1982

box 2, folder 10

Pre-trial exhibit 15: newspaper clipping on Puente sentencing in earlier drugging trial, (People's exhibit 115) ca. 1982

box 2, folder 11

Pre-trial exhibit 16: transcript of Malcolm McKenzie's testimony for complaint number 59425F (People's exhibit 104) 1982

box 2, folder 12

Pre-trial exhibit 17: supplemental declaration in case number 97682 1982

 

Series 3. People's exhibits, 1938-1993 1988-1992

box 2, folder 13

Trial exhibits list 1992

box 2, folder 14

People's exhibits 3-5, 977: photographs of Puente's home and yard during investigation 1988

box 2, folder 15

People's exhibits 7-9, 18: photographs of Leona Carpenter excavation (site 1, body 1) 1988

box 2, folder 16

People's exhibits 10, 12-17, 19-40: photographs of Leona Carpenter excavation (site 1, body 1) 1988

Conditions Governing Access

Due to their graphic nature, photographs in this folder are restricted to in-house viewing at the Center for Sacramento History only and cannot be reproduced.
box 2, folder 17

People's exhibits 41-67: photographs of Dorothy Miller excavation (site 2) 1988

Conditions Governing Access

Due to their graphic nature, photographs in this folder are restricted to in-house viewing at the Center for Sacramento History only and cannot be reproduced.
box 2, folder 18

People's exhibits 69-73, 75-81, 83-95: photographs of Alvaro Montoya site excavation (site 1, body 2) 1988

Conditions Governing Access

Due to their graphic nature, photographs in this folder are restricted to in-house viewing at the Center for Sacramento History only and cannot be reproduced.
box 2, folder 19

People's exhibits 74, 82: photographs of Alvaro Montoya excavation (site 1, body 2) 1988

box 2, folder 20

People's exhibits 96, 100-112, 121-131, 143: photographs of Benjamin Fink excavation (site 4) 1988

box 2, folder 21

People's exhibits 97-98, 113-120, 132-142, 144-163: photographs of Benjamin Fink excavation (site 4) 1988

Conditions Governing Access

Due to their graphic nature, photographs in this folder are restricted to in-house viewing at the Center for Sacramento History only and cannot be reproduced.
box 2, folder 22

People's exhibits 165-173: photographs of James Gallop excavation (site 5) 1988

box 2, folder 23

People's exhibits 174-185, 187-189: photographs of James Gallop excavation (site 5) 1988

Conditions Governing Access

Due to their graphic nature, photographs in this folder are restricted to in-house viewing at the Center for Sacramento History only and cannot be reproduced.
box 2, folder 24

People's exhibits 190-202: photographs of Vera Faye Martin excavation (site 6) 1988

box 2, folder 25

People's exhibits 203-246: photographs of Vera Faye Martin excavation (site 6)

Conditions Governing Access

Due to their graphic nature, photographs in this folder are restricted to in-house viewing at the Center for Sacramento History only and cannot be reproduced.
box 2, folder 26

People's exhibits 249-257: photographs of Betty Palmer excavation (site 7) 1988

Conditions Governing Access

Due to their graphic nature, photographs in this folder are restricted to in-house viewing at the Center for Sacramento History only and cannot be reproduced.
box 2, folder 27

People's exhibits 247, 258-285: photographs of Betty Palmer excavation (site 7) 1988

Conditions Governing Access

Due to their graphic nature, photographs in this folder are restricted to in-house viewing at the Center for Sacramento History only and cannot be reproduced.
box 2, folder 28

People's exhibits 286-313: Leona Carpenter autopsy photographs 1988

Conditions Governing Access

Due to their graphic nature, photographs in this folder are restricted to in-house viewing at the Center for Sacramento History only and cannot be reproduced.
box 2, folder 29

People's exhibits 314-351: Dorothy Miller autopsy photographs 1988

Conditions Governing Access

Due to their graphic nature, photographs in this folder are restricted to in-house viewing at the Center for Sacramento History only and cannot be reproduced.
box 2, folder 30

People's exhibits 352-387: Alvaro Montoya autopsy photographs 1988

Conditions Governing Access

Due to their graphic nature, photographs in this folder are restricted to in-house viewing at the Center for Sacramento History only and cannot be reproduced.
box 2, folder 31

People's exhibits 388-418: Benjamin Fink autopsy photographs 1988

Conditions Governing Access

Due to their graphic nature, photographs in this folder are restricted to in-house viewing at the Center for Sacramento History only and cannot be reproduced.
box 2, folder 32

People's exhibits 419-442: Vera Faye Martin autopsy photographs 1988

Conditions Governing Access

Due to their graphic nature, photographs in this folder are restricted to in-house viewing at the Center for Sacramento History only and cannot be reproduced.
box 2, folder 33

People's exhibits 443-463: James Gallop autopsy photographs 1988

Conditions Governing Access

Due to their graphic nature, photographs in this folder are restricted to in-house viewing at the Center for Sacramento History only and cannot be reproduced.
box 2, folder 34

People's exhibits 464-495: Betty Palmer autopsy photographs 1988

Conditions Governing Access

Due to their graphic nature, photographs in this folder are restricted to in-house viewing at the Center for Sacramento History only and cannot be reproduced.
box 2, folder 35

CR 97682 People's exhibits 496-498, 511-512: photographs of Everson Gillmouth crime scene 1986

box 2, folder 36

CR 97682 People's exhibits 500-510: photographs of Everson Gillmouth crime scene 1986

Conditions Governing Access

Due to their graphic nature, photographs in this folder are restricted to in-house viewing at the Center for Sacramento History only and cannot be reproduced.
box 2, folder 37

CR 97682 People's exhibits 510A, 514A-534A, 515-364: Everson Gillmouth autopsy photographs 1986

Conditions Governing Access

Due to their graphic nature, photographs in this folder are restricted to in-house viewing at the Center for Sacramento History only and cannot be reproduced.
box 2, folder 38

People's exhibit 511: judgment and probation/commitment order for Puente case CR S 78-7233 1978

box 2, folder 39

People's exhibit 512: case files for Puente prior conviction case numbers 63029 and 63695 1982-1989

box 2, folder 40

People's exhibit 512-A: abstract of judgment - commitment for Puente prior conviction case numbers 63029 and 63695 1982

box 2, folder 41

People's exhibits 513, 557, 648-653, 709, 716, 748-754, 886-892: photographs of Puente's house and front yard 1988

box 2, folder 42

People's exhibits 514-515: copy of Alvaro Montoya's driver's license card and photograph 1988

box 2, folder 43

People's exhibits 516-517: photographs of Benjamin Fink

box 2, folder 44

People's exhibit 518: Mervin "John" McCauley mug shot 1989

box 2, folder 45

People's exhibits 519-521, 527-536, 547, 578, 603, 617: photographs of Puente's backyard 1988

box 2, folder 46

People's exhibits 522, 702, 1116, 1888-1889: Ricardo Ordorica, Brenda Trujillo, Ismael Florez, Jesus Meza, and Donald Anthony drivers' licenses (copies) 1983-1990

Conditions Governing Access

Material in this folder contains drivers' license numbers and addresses that will be redacted upon access.
box 2, folder 47

People's exhibits 523-524: index cards with information about Benjamin Fink and Alvaro Montoya 1985

box 2, folder 48

People's exhibit 526: photograph of Vera Faye Martin

box 2, folder 49

People's exhibit 537-539: photographs of vacant lot and white house 1988

box 2, folder 50

People's exhibits 540-541, 545, 553, 555, 558, 703-704, 946-949, 952, 1115, 1117, 1126, 1420: copies of various people's drivers' licenses

Conditions Governing Access

Material in this folder contains drivers' license numbers and addresses that will be redacted upon access.
box 2, folder 51

People's exhibits 542-544, 713, 948: Julius Kelley, John Sharp, and Homer Myers drivers' licenses (copies)

Conditions Governing Access

Myers and Sharp's licence numbers and addresses that will be redacted upon access.
box 2, folder 52

People's exhibits 546, 556, 940, 1422: hand-drawn diagrams of Puente house and yard 1988

box 2, folder 53

People's exhibits 549, 604-606, 608, 820-826, 829-833, 848: photographs of Benjamin Fink excavation (site 4) 1988

box 2, folder 54

People's exhibits 550 (A, B, C): exhibit envelope #107 containing material related to Alvaro Montoya, including a letter about him from Miguel Obregon to Judith Moise and a signed statement from Puente confirming he rents from her 1988

box 2, folder 55

People's exhibits 551-552, 1250-1253, 2121-2122, 2126: photographs of various pharmacies, bars, and stores (exteriors) 1988

box 2, folder 56

People's exhibit 554: portrait of Dorothy Miller

box 2, folder 57

People's exhibits 561-569: photographs of F Street near Puente's house 1988

box 2, folder 58

People's exhibits 548, 673, 921: photographs of site 3 excavation 1988

box 2, folder 59

People's exhibits 570-571, 579-585, 763-784: photographs of Leona Carpenter excavation (site 1, body 1) 1988

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box 2, folder 60

People's exhibits 572-575: photographs of kitchen and wall calendar inside Puente home 1988

box 2, folder 61

People's exhibits 580-581: photographs of Leona Carpenter excavation (site 1, body 1) 1988

box 2, folder 62

People's exhibits 586-587, 589-592, 800-819: photographs of Alvaro Montoya site excavation (site 1, body 2) 1988

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box 2, folder 63

People's exhibits 593-602, 785-799: photographs of Dorothy Miller excavation (site 2) 1988

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box 2, folder 64

People's exhibits 607, 609-616, 827-828, 834-847, 849-853: photographs of Benjamin Fink excavation (site 4) 1988

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box 2, folder 65

People's exhibits 618-624, 755-762, 861-862: photographs of James Gallop excavation (site 5) 1988

box 2, folder 66

People's exhibits 625-632, 854-860: photographs of James Gallop excavation (site 5) 1988

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box 2, folder 67

People's exhibits 633-637, 863: photographs of Vera Faye Martin excavation (site 6) 1988

box 3, folder 1

People's exhibits 638-647, 864-885: photographs of Vera Faye Martin excavation (site 6) 1988

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box 3, folder 2

People's exhibits 654-661, 893-897: photographs of Betty Palmer excavation (site 7) 1988

box 3, folder 3

People's exhibits 662-671, 898-910: photographs of Betty Palmer excavation (site 7) 1988

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box 3, folder 4

People's exhibit 672: coroner's diagram of Leona Carpenter's skeleton 1988

box 3, folder 5

People's exhibits 674-677: photographs of site 8 excavation 1988

box 3, folder 6

People's exhibits 678-681: evidence envelope #145 containing torn $500 check from John Sharp to Puente, and an envelope addressed to Sharp that has "she wants me to lie to you" written on the back 1988

box 3, folder 7

People's exhibits 682-683: evidence envelope #103 containing credit card belonging to John Sharp 1988

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box 3, folder 8

People's exhibits 684-701, 707-708: federal and state support checks made out to John Sharp 1987-1988

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box 3, folder 9

People's exhibits 674-677: California Renter's Credit, Renter Assistance Claim, and Short Tax forms for Puente tenants and victims 1987-1988

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box 3, folder 10

People's exhibits 706, 967-968, 1569-1580: California Home Energy Assistance applications for Puente tenants and victims 1987-1988

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box 3, folder 11

People's exhibit 715: photographs from diagram and physical evidence sheet poster that shows locations of all excavation sites (see box 10 for poster) 1988-11

box 3, folder 12

People's exhibits 911-920, 925-939: photographs of shed and storage space at Puente house 1988

box 3, folder 13

People's exhibits 922-924: photographs of shed foundation and holes in backyard at Puente house 1988

box 3, folder 14

People's exhibits 941, 1096: evidence envelopes #99 and #212 (empty)

box 3, folder 15

People's exhibit 942: "Dorothy Johansson" (Puente alias) registration card for room when Puente was a fugitive 1988-11

box 3, folder 16

People's exhibits 943, 1415: Puente's driver's license

box 3, folder 17

People's exhibits 944-945: Charles Willgues driver's license and business card "Chuck the Handyman"

box 3, folder 18

People's exhibits 947, 1607: photographs of James Gallop

box 3, folder 19

People's exhibits 950-951: photographs of unidentified men (portraits)

box 3, folder 20

People's exhibit 953: Eugene Gammel mugshot 1987-03-20

box 3, folder 21

People's exhibit 954: Willard Maples mugshot 1986-09-04

box 3, folder 22

People's exhibits 955-965, 971-974: federal and state support checks made out to Homer Myers 1987-1988

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box 3, folder 23

People's exhibits 966, 3005: empty envelopes labeled "Ricardo Ordorica copies of SSA checks," "certified checks for Homer Myers," "Treasury checks"

box 3, folder 24

People's exhibits 975-976: Julius O'Kelley (Kelley) death certificate (copy) and social security check with note from Ricardo Ordorica 1988-1992

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box 3, folder 25

People's exhibits 978-982: portrait photographs of Benjamin Fink, Betty Palmer, Vera Faye Martin, Dorothy Miller, and James Gallop

box 3, folder 26

People's exhibit 984: transcript of the conditional exam of Julius Kelley 1990-04-10

box 3, folder 27

People's exhibits 986-987: transcripts of Detective Cabrera's interviews with Puente 1988-11-11

box 3, folder 28

People's exhibit 988: photograph of Puente in red coat 1988-11

box 3, folder 29

People's exhibit 989: photograph large sum of money

box 3, folder 30

People's exhibit 990: photographs from diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing overhead view of upper north interior of Puente house, and copy of poster to show original photo placement (see box 14 for poster) 1988

box 3, folder 31

People's exhibit 991: photographs from diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing overhead view of upper south interior of Puente house, and copy of poster to show original photo placement (see box 14 for poster) 1988

box 3, folder 32

People's exhibit 992: photographs from diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing overhead view of lower north interior of Puente house (see box 14 for poster) 1988

box 3, folder 33

People's exhibit 993: photographs from diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing overhead view of lower south interior of Puente house (see box 14 for poster) 1988

box 3, folder 34

People's exhibits 995-998: photographs of credit cards found in master bedroom at Puente house 1988

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box 3, folder 35

People's exhibits 999-1007: photographs of bedroom, dresser, and pills at Puente house 1988

box 3, folder 36

People's exhibits 1008-1009, 1012-1017: evidence envelope #102 containing Betty Palmer's social security card and health card; Dorothy Miller's veteran ID cards; Benjamin Fink's social security data

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box 3, folder 37

People's exhibits 1010-1011: driver's licenses with Betty Palmer's personal information and Puente's pictures (from evidence envelope #102) 1986-1988

box 3, folder 38

People's exhibits 1019, 1506-A: Dorothy Miller birth certificate and birth information printout

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box 3, folder 39

People's exhibits 1020-1021: evidence envelope #139 containing addressed but unsent Christmas cards from Puente 1988

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box 3, folder 40

People's exhibits 1022-1027, 1029: evidence envelope #136 containing photograph of Puente with Brenda Trujillo, photograph of unidentified women, business cards, envelope addressed to Puente from Elaine Wong, address book, and Trujillo's Supplemental Security Income application 1987-1988

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box 3, folder 41

People's exhibits 1030-1031: evidence envelope #107 order form for Tiffany Parfum, ordered by Puente 1988

box 3, folder 42

People's exhibits 1032-1033: evidence envelope #101 containing paper with handwritten numbers and equations

box 3, folder 43

People's exhibits 1034-1036: evidence envelope #106 containing Leona Carpenter deposit slip and letter to Vera Faye Martin from Social Security Administration 1988

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box 3, folder 44

People's exhibits 1037-1042: evidence envelope #109 containing Puente phone bill and Puente/Ordorica Bank of America account statement, check book, deposit slips, check register, and bank book 1987-1988

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box 3, folder 45

People's exhibits 1043-1044: evidence envelope #110 containing envelope addressed to Alvaro Montoya 1988-11

box 3, folder 46

People's exhibits 1048-1052: Puente prescription label and receipts (from evidence envelope #122 1988

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box 3, folder 47

People's exhibits 1057-1058: evidence envelope #130 containing Puente/Ordorica Bank of America account statement 1988-10

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box 3, folder 48

People's exhibits 1090-1093: evidence envelope #117 containing Puente's wall calendars 1987-1988

box 3, folder 49

People's exhibits 1097-1098: Richard Munoz phone bill and photographs of Puente and unidentified people 1982-1988

box 3, folder 50

People's exhibit 1102: empty envelope labeled "Delivered on 12-27/1350 hours by Laura Gracia SPD, for Jim Beede"

box 3, folder 51

People's exhibit 1103: book titled "150 commonly prescribed drugs : a guide to their uses and side effects" 1980

box 3, folder 52

People's exhibits 1110-1114: photographs of medicine cabinet (interior and exterior) 1988

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box 3, folder 53

People's exhibit 1119: photograph of Betty Palmer

box 3, folder 54

People's exhibit 1120: Willard Maples death certificate 1988

box 3, folder 55

People's exhibits 1127-1134, 1136-1139: evidence envelope #151 containing photographs of various people, including Gillmouth and Puente

box 3, folder 56

People's exhibits 1140-1141: evidence envelope #154 containing Brenda Trujillo's address book

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box 3, folder 57

People's exhibits 1142-1143: evidence envelope #156 containing Puente/Ordorica Bank of America account bank book 1985

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box 3, folder 58

People's exhibits 1144-1147: evidence envelope #159 containing phone bill, letter from VA to Dorothy Miller, and letter to Julius Kelly from Social Security Administration 1987-1988

box 3, folder 59

People's exhibits 1148-1150: evidence envelope #161 containing portrait of Everson Gillmouth and handwritten book manuscript by Puente 1982

box 3, folder 60

People's exhibit 1151: evidence envelope #162 (empty) 1988

box 3, folder 61

People's exhibits 1152-1153: envelope addressed to Puente from Hughes, copies of old family letters, and letters to Puente from Audrey and Emma Morales de Cordero (from evidence envelope #162) 1987-1988

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box 3, folder 62

People's exhibits 1154-1156: Betty Palmer's Medi-Cal ID cards (from evidence envelope #162) 1988

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box 3, folder 63

People's exhibits 1157-1160: James Gallop's Medi-Cal ID cards and Supplemental Security Income letter (from evidence envelope #162) 1987-1988

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box 3, folder 64

People's exhibits 1161-1165: Vera Faye Martin's Medi-Cal ID cards (from evidence envelope #162) 1988

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box 3, folder 65

People's exhibits 1166-1168: Benjamin Fink's Medi-Cal ID cards (from evidence envelope #162) 1988

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box 3, folder 66

People's exhibits 1169-1170, 1176, 1179: Puente's Bank of America statements for Ordorica and Montoya joint accounts, Roaman's bill, and Reyes Associates business card (from evidence envelope #162) 1988

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box 3, folder 67

People's exhibits 1171-1174: Dorothy Miller's Medicare cards and VA pension letter (from evidence envelope #162) 1988

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box 3, folder 68

People's exhibit 1175: Medicare benefits record for B. Hudson (from evidence envelope #162) 1988

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box 3, folder 69

People's exhibits 1177-1178, 1180-1187: Leona Carpenter's Social Security card, Medi-Cal and other medical ID cards, eye doctor business card, card holder, Social Security letter (from evidence envelope #162) 1987-1988

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box 3, folder 70

People's exhibits 1188-1190: Alvaro Montoya's Medi-Cal ID card, Brenda Trujillo's Medi-Cal ID card, and Supplemental Security Income letter addressed to James Sole (from evidence envelope #162) 1987-1988

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box 3, folder 71

People's exhibits 1191-1192: evidence envelope #164 containing photograph of Brenda Trujillo with an unidentified man

box 3, folder 72

People's exhibits 1193-1194: evidence envelope #165 containing letter from Joseph Sahagun to Puente 1987

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box 3, folder 73

People's exhibits 1195-1197: evidence envelope #167 containing Leona Carpenter's funeral planning documents and checkbook

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box 3, folder 74

People's exhibits 1198-1219: evidence envelope #169 containing mail addressed to Puente and her tenants at 1426 F Street 1988

box 3, folder 75

People's exhibits 1225-1249: Leona Carpenter autopsy photographs 1988

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box 3, folder 76

People's exhibit 1254: address markers from exhibit poster map (see box 16 for poster) 1992

box 3, folder 77

People's exhibit 1255: check from Puente to Marshall Losano (copy) 1988

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box 3, folder 78

People's exhibits 1256-1257, 1931-1940, 1942-1947: Betty Palmer autopsy photographs 1988

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box 3, folder 79

People's exhibits 1258-1276: Dorothy Miller autopsy photographs 1988

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box 3, folder 80

People's exhibits 1277-1311: Alvaro Montoya autopsy photographs 1988

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box 4, folder 1

People's exhibits 1312, 1316, 1527-1529, 1609, 1796-1804, 2090-2100: federal and state support checks made out to Betty Palmer 1986-1988

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box 4, folder 2

People's exhibits 1313, 1321, 1548-1549, 1613, 1806-1831: federal and state support checks made out to Dorothy Miller 1987-1988

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box 4, folder 3

People's exhibits 1317, 1531-1535, 1611, 1680-1716, 1832-1833: federal and state support checks made out to Vera Faye Martin 1985-1988

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box 4, folder 4

People's exhibits 1314, 1551-1552, 1724-1734, 1834-1861: federal and state support checks made out to Benjamin Fink 1985-1988

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box 4, folder 5

People's exhibits 1315, 1382-1383, 1544-1546, 1718-1720, 2028-2045: federal, state, and county support checks made out to Alvaro Montoya 1988

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box 4, folder 6

People's exhibits 1318-1319, 1541-1543, 1610, 1736-1774: federal and state support checks made out to James Gallop 1985-1988

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box 4, folder 7

People's exhibits 1320, 1537-1539, 1776-1794: federal and state support checks made out to Leona Carpenter 1985-1988

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box 4, folder 8

People's exhibits 1322-1329: checks from Puente/Carpenter account made out to Joe's Corner for cash 1985-1988

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box 4, folder 9

People's exhibits 1330-1350: evidence envelope #290-293 containing prescription slips written for Puente, Gallop, and Carpenter, and prescription logs for Puente and Carpenter 1981-1989

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box 4, folder 10

People's exhibits 1351-1361: evidence envelope #286-288 containing insurance claim log, prescriptions written for Puente by Dr. Thomas Doody, and a Puente prescription label 1986-1989

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box 4, folder 11

People's exhibits 1362-1378: James Gallop autopsy photographs 1988

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box 4, folder 12

People's exhibits 1380-1381, 1608: diagrams of James Gallop's skull and heart from coroner and medical record 1987-1988

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box 4, folder 13

People's exhibits 1384-1404, 1949: Vera Faye Martin autopsy photographs 1988

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box 4, folder 14

People's exhibit 1405: Puente application for Supplemental Security Income 1978

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box 4, folder 15

People's exhibits 1406-1409, 2024-2027: Alvaro Montoya disability and Supplemental Security Income applications, some signed by Puente 1988

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box 4, folder 16

People's exhibits 1410-1411: Benjamin Fink's blood donor cards 1975 1988

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box 4, folder 17

People's exhibits 1412-1414, 1416-1418: copies of drivers' licenses of five women who look similar to Puente

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box 4, folder 18

People's exhibit 1419: Bonnie Louie mug shot 1993-03-20

box 4, folder 19

People's exhibits 1421, 1563, 1568, 1722: federal and state support checks made out to Bonnie Louie, James Sole, Carol Durning, and Julius Kelley at Puente's address 1987-1988

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box 4, folder 20

People's exhibits 1423-1424: Dorothy Miller medical records 1988

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box 4, folder 21

People's exhibits 1433-1467, 1612, 2064: federal and state support checks made out to Mervin "John" McCauley 1986-1988

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box 4, folder 22

People's exhibits 1469-1470, 1472-1473, 1475: Mervin "John" McCauley applications for Supplemental Security Income and California Restaurant Meals Allowance 1982-1984

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box 4, folder 23

People's exhibits 1477-1480, 1482: Mervin "John" McCauley handwriting specimens 1989

box 4, folder 24

People's exhibits 1483-1498: evidence envelope containing Mervin "John" McCauley handwriting samples 1988

box 4, folder 25

People's exhibits 1526, 1530, 1536, 1547, 1550, 1553: empty envelopes labeled with victims' names and "Franchise Tax Board checks"

box 4, folder 26

People's exhibits 1554-1557, 1614-1666: federal and state support checks made out to Puente 1982-1988

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box 4, folder 27

People's exhibits 1558-1560, 1667-1678, 1890-1891: federal, state, and county support checks made out to Brenda Trujillo 1987-1988

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box 4, folder 28

People's exhibits 1561-1562, 1862-1886, 1900: federal and state support checks made out to Eugene Gammel 1985-1988

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box 4, folder 29

People's exhibits 1564-1566: California support checks made out to Willard Maples 1987-1988

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box 4, folder 30

People's exhibits 1567, 3007-3011: checks signed by Ricardo Ordorica, and California State social support check made out to Ordorica 1987-1988

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box 4, folder 31

People's exhibits 1582-1606: Benjamin Fink autopsy photographs 1988

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box 4, folder 32

People's exhibits 1679, 1717, 1721, 1723, 1735, 1775, 1805: empty envelopes labeled with victims' names and "SSI"

box 4, folder 33

People's exhibits 1887, 1928: photographs of Everson Gillmouth's Airstream trailer and red truck

box 4, folder 34

People's exhibit 1892: Brenda Trujillo handwriting samples 1989

box 4, folder 35

People's exhibits 1893-1898: envelope and Brenda Trujillo handwriting samples 1989

box 4, folder 36

People's exhibit 1899, 3019: Brenda Trujillo charge sheet, case summary history, and parole adjustment report 1987-1989

box 4, folder 37

People's exhibit 1901: Brenda Trujillo's revocation of Puente's power of attorney 1988-01-12

box 4, folder 38

People's exhibit 1902: letter from Puente to Brenda Trujillo regarding Puente using her power of attorney for Trujillo at the Social Security office 1988-01-04

box 4, folder 39

People's exhibit 1903: letter from Brenda Trujillo to Social Security office accusing Puente of cashing her SSI checks while she was in prison 1987-11-29

box 4, folder 40

People's exhibits 1904-1907: Alvaro Montoya applications for food stamps and general and housing assistance 1988

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box 4, folder 41

People's exhibits 1908, 1929-1930: Eugene Gammel death certificate, crime report from his death, and coroner's worksheet 1987-11-01

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box 4, folder 42

People's exhibits 1909-1922: Puente's Wells Fargo account records (copies) 1982-1985

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box 4, folder 43

People's exhibits 1923-1924: checks from Everson Gillmouth to Puente with deposit slips 1985

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box 4, folder 44

People's exhibit 1925: list of checks sent to Dorothy Miller from July 1987 to November 1988 1989

box 4, folder 45

People's exhibits 1926-1927, 2013: Dorothy Miller Veterans Administration pension eligibility reports and release form 1987-1988

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box 4, folder 46

People's exhibits 1948-1950, 1953-1955: photographs of blender, scale, and VH12-250 analyzer in lab

box 4, folder 47

People's exhibit 1951-A: list of victims' tissue samples with date taken, tissue type, and concentration

box 4, folder 48

People's exhibit 1952: photograph of an analytical machine with computer

box 4, folder 49

People's exhibits 1979, 2113-2120, 2123-2125: photographs of Everson Gillmouth crime scene 1986

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box 4, folder 50

People's exhibit 1980: letter from Puente to Dr. Thomas Doody introducing him to Alvaro Montoya and asking for sleeping pills for him

box 4, folder 51

People's exhibits 1981-1984: envelopes containing Puente handwriting samples 1988

box 4, folder 52

People's exhibit 1985: Puente handwriting samples 1988

box 4, folder 53

People's exhibit 1986: Puente fingerprint samples (copy) 1982

box 4, folder 54

People's exhibits 1987-1988: letters from Puente to Brenda Trujillo

box 4, folder 55

People's exhibit 1989: Puente handwriting exemplar cards (Folder 1 of 2) 1989

box 4, folder 56

People's exhibit 1989: Puente handwriting exemplar cards (Folder 2 of 2) 1989

box 4, folder 57

People's exhibit 1990: Puente handwriting exemplar cards (Folder 1 of 5) 1989

box 4, folder 58

People's exhibit 1990: Puente handwriting exemplar cards (Folder 2 of 5) 1989

box 4, folder 59

People's exhibit 1990: Puente handwriting exemplar cards (Folder 3 of 5) 1989

box 4, folder 60

People's exhibit 1990: Puente handwriting exemplar cards (Folder 4 of 5) 1989

box 4, folder 61

People's exhibit 1990: Puente handwriting exemplar cards (Folder 5 of 5) 1989

box 4, folder 62

People's exhibit 1991: envelope containing Ricardo Ordorica handwriting samples 1988

box 4, folder 63

People's exhibit 1992: Ricardo Ordorica handwriting samples 1988

box 4, folder 64

People's exhibits 1993-1994: copies of driver's licenses with Betty Palmer's personal information and Puente's pictures 1986-1988

box 4, folder 65

People's exhibits 1995-1998: Betty Palmer social security forms 1974-1978

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box 4, folder 66

People's exhibits 1999-2002: Leona Carpenter social security forms 1980-1983

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box 4, folder 67

People's exhibits 2003: Leona Carpenter Supplemental Security Income form 1980-1983

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box 4, folder 68

People's exhibits 2004-2005: Vera Faye Martin applications for continuation of Supplemental Security Income payments 1979

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box 4, folder 69

People's exhibits 2006-2012: Dorothy Miller application for medical benefits and Supplemental Security Income payments 1975-1989

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box 4, folder 70

People's exhibits 2014-2018: James Gallop Disability Insurance forms 1984

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box 4, folder 71

People's exhibits 2019-2023: Benjamin Fink Supplemental Security Income applications and related correspondence 1974-1980

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box 4, folder 72

People's exhibit 1978: summary of drug levels found in victims' brain tissue

box 5, folder 1

People's exhibits 2046-2048: Everson Gillmouth credit card charges sent to Reba Nicklaus in the mail

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box 5, folder 2

People's exhibits 2049-2056: letters from Puente to Everson Gillmouth's friends and family 1985-1986

box 5, folder 3

People's exhibits 2057-2059: Everson Gillmouth application for social security number (1938), application for retirement benefits (1978), and undated letter regarding social security checks (April 19, 1986) 1938 1978 1986

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box 5, folder 4

People's exhibits 2060-2061: evidence envelope #226-228 containing bills of sale and titles to Everson Gillmouth's truck 1985-1987

box 5, folder 5

People's exhibits 2062-2063: evidence envelope #294 containing Everson Gillmouth's trailer title, registration, and new owner's registration after Puente sold it 1985-1986

box 5, folder 6

People's exhibits 2065-2069: Homer Myers handwriting specimens 1989

box 5, folder 7

People's exhibits 2070-2074: John Sharp handwriting specimens 1989

box 5, folder 8

People's exhibits 2075-2084: Julius Kelley handwriting specimens 1988-1989

box 5, folder 9

People's exhibits 2102: photograph of Ruth Munroe

box 5, folder 10

People's exhibits 2103: homemakers guide booklet 1971

box 5, folder 11

People's exhibits 2104: Ruth and Harold Munroe petition for dissolution of marriage 1982

box 5, folder 12

People's exhibits 2105-2108: letters from Ruth Munroe to Harold Munroe 1982-04

box 5, folder 13

People's exhibits 2110-2112: Everson Gillmouth crime scene photographs 1986

box 5, folder 14

People's exhibits 2127-2166, 3020-3021: bank statements and check from Puente/Montoya trust account (copies) 1988

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box 5, folder 15

People's exhibits 2167-2229: bank statements and checks from Puente/Gillmouth account (copies) 1985-1986

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box 5, folder 16

People's exhibits 2230-2338: bank statements and checks from Puente/Ordorica accounts (copies), Dec. 1987-June 1988 1987-1988

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box 5, folder 17

People's exhibits 2339-2429: bank statements and checks from Puente/Ordorica accounts (copies), July-Sept. 1988 1988

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box 5, folder 18

People's exhibits 2452-2469: bank statements and checks from Puente/Ordorica accounts (copies), Oct.-Nov. 1988 1988

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box 5, folder 19

People's exhibits 2470-2590: bank statements and checks from Puente/Carpenter account (copies), Dec. 1982-Aug. 1987 1982-1987

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box 5, folder 20

People's exhibits 2591-2693: bank statements and checks from Puente/Carpenter account (copies), Sept.-Nov. 1987 1987

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box 5, folder 21

People's exhibits 2694-2777: bank statements and checks from Puente/Carpenter account (copies), Nov. 1987-April 1988 1987-1988

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box 5, folder 22

People's exhibits 2778-2863: bank statements and checks from Puente/Carpenter account (copies), May-Dec. 1988 1988

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box 5, folder 23

People's exhibit 2864: bank statements from Puente and Ricardo Ordorica's joint Bank of America account, March-Sept. 1988 1988

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box 5, folder 24

People's exhibits 2865 and 2865-A: bank statements from Ricardo and Veronica Ordorica's joint Bank of America account, March-Sept. 1988 1988

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box 5, folder 25

People's exhibit 2866-A: bank book in the names of Salvador and Ricardo Ordorica 1988

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box 5, folder 26

People's exhibit 2866: bank statements from Salvador and Ricardo Ordorica's Bank of America account, Sept. 1987-Sept. 1988 1987-1988

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box 5, folder 27

People's exhibits 2867 and 2867-A: bank statements from Ricardo and Veronica Ordorica's Bank of America account for Ricardo Ivan, March 1984-March 1988 1984-1988

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box 5, folder 28

People's exhibits 2869, 2873-2894: bank statements and checks from Ricardo and Veronica Ordorica's joint 1st Nationwide Bank account, Nov. 1987-July 1989 1987-1989

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box 5, folder 29

People's exhibits 2870, 2896-2899, 2902, 2904, 2906-2924: bank statements and checks from Ricardo and Veronica Ordorica's joint 1st Nationwide account, Dec. 1983-Nov. 1987 1983-1987

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box 5, folder 30

People's exhibit 2871: bank statements from Ricardo and Veronica Ordorica's joint 1st Nationwide Savings account, July 1986-Nov. 1987 1986-1987

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box 5, folder 31

People's exhibit 2872: bank statements from Ricardo Ordorica's 1st Nationwide Savings account, March 1987-Oct. 1988 1987-1988

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box 5, folder 32

People's exhibits 2925-2950: bank statements from Ricardo and Veronica Ordorica's joint Bank of America account, July 1986-Nov. 1987 1987-1988

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box 5, folder 33

People's exhibits 2951-2952: telegram from Everson Gillmouth to his sister Reba Nicklous (copy) 1985-11-05

box 5, folder 34

People's exhibits 2953, 2955: Ruth Munroe prescription label (copy) (1982), and letter from UC Davis stating they have no medical records for Munroe (1992) 1982 1992

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box 5, folder 35

People's exhibit 2954: Michael Peat curriculum vitae

box 5, folder 36

People's exhibit 2956: Berniece Stone death certificate 1992

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box 5, folder 37

People's exhibit 2957: State of Oregon certification page 1988

box 5, folder 38

People's exhibits 2958-2959: Everson Gillmouth vehicle ownership records (copies) 1963-1990

box 5, folder 39

People's exhibit 2961: Ismael Florez immunity court papers 1990

box 5, folder 40

People's exhibit 2962: Everson Gillmouth social security checks (copies) 1986-1987

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box 5, folder 41

People's exhibit 2963: Dorothy Miller Sacramento Municipal Court records 1986-1987

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box 5, folder 42

People's exhibit 2964: Brenda Trujillo general assistance and Supplemental Security Income records 1985-1987

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box 5, folder 43

People's exhibit 2965: Alvaro Montoya SSI reimbursement claims records with Puente as representative 1988

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box 5, folder 44

People's exhibit 2966: Puente's medical records from Lionel W. Richards, DDS 1987

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box 5, folder 45

People's exhibit 2967: Puente's medical records from Dr. Pranhas Tung 1988

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box 5, folder 46

People's exhibit 2969: Puente's purchase records from Cosmetique 1988

box 5, folder 47

People's exhibit 2970: Puente's purchase records from Jackson & Perkins 1987-1988

box 5, folder 48

People's exhibit 2971: Puente's purchase records from Roaman's credit office 1987-1989

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box 5, folder 49

People's exhibit 2972: Puente's purchase records from Blair Corp. 1987-1988

box 5, folder 50

People's exhibit 2973: Puente's purchase records from Giorgio 1986-1988

box 5, folder 51

People's exhibit 2974: Puente's purchase records from Fingerhut, including purchases made under Leona Carpenter's name 1986-1988

box 5, folder 52

People's exhibit 2989: Puente's purchase records from Arizona Mail Order Co. 1987-1988

box 5, folder 53

People's exhibits 3001, 3004: copies of handwritten notes related to Dorothy Miller's rental agreement and Everson Gillmouth's pension checks 1986

box 5, folder 54

People's exhibit 3003: letter from U.S. Department of Justice granting Ricardo Ordorica immunity from past crimes related to Puente, her home, and her tenants 1992

box 5, folder 55

People's exhibit 3006: Treasury checks for Julius Kelley, James Gallop, and Dorothy Miller, with notes from Ricardo Ordorica 1988

box 5, folder 56

People's exhibit 3012: drug sample poster contents, including pills and descriptions 1992

box 5, folder 57

People's exhibit 3022: Malcom McKenzie death certificate 1990

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box 5, folder 58

People's exhibit 2101: hand-drawn diagram of questioned documents process 1992

box 5, folder 59

People's exhibit 2868: signature cards for multiple 1st Nationwide accounts under Ricardo, Veronica, and Salvador Ordorica

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box 5, folder 60

People's exhibit 3002: Ricardo Ordorica employee earnings record 1986-1988

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box 5, folder 61

People's exhibits 3016-3018: hand-drawn half-life chart and drug doses charts 1992

box 5, folder 62

John Cabrera file 2010/027/002-003 1988

General

This folder contains two documents related to the Puente case donated by Detective John Cabrera in accession number 2010/027, including a Puente prescription label and a copy of a photograph of Cabrera and Puente outside of her house during the investigation.
box 8, folder 1

People's exhibit 1956: Leona Carpenter drug levels chart 1992

box 8, folder 2

People's exhibit 1957: Leona Carpenter drug levels chart 1992

box 8, folder 3

People's exhibit 1958: drug level comparisons chart 1992

box 8, folder 4

People's exhibit 1959: Dorothy Miller drug levels chart 1992

box 8, folder 5

People's exhibit 1960: Dorothy Miller drug levels chart 1992

box 8, folder 6

People's exhibit 1961: Alvaro Montoya drug levels chart 1992

box 8, folder 7

People's exhibit 1962: Alvaro Montoya drug levels chart 1992

box 8, folder 8

People's exhibit 1963: Benjamin Fink drug levels chart 1992

box 8, folder 9

People's exhibit 1964: Benjamin Fink drug levels chart 1992

box 8, folder 10

People's exhibit 1965: James Gallop drug levels chart 1992

box 8, folder 11

People's exhibit 1966: James Gallop drug levels chart 1992

box 9, folder 1

People's exhibit 1967: Vera Faye Martin drug levels chart 1992

box 9, folder 2

People's exhibit 1968: Betty Palmer drug levels chart 1992

box 9, folder 3

People's exhibit 1969: Betty Palmer drug levels chart 1992

box 9, folder 4

People's exhibits 2977-3000: Everson Gillmouth pension applications, address change cards, Bank of America deposit slip, and pension checks 1968-1993

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box 10, folder 1

People's exhibit 2085: handwriting samples 1985-1988

box 10, folder 2

People's exhibit 2086: handwriting samples 1985-1986

box 10, folder 3

People's exhibit 2087: Leona Carpenter signature samples 1982-1989

box 10, folder 4

People's exhibit 2088: Dorothy Miller and Dorothea Puente signature samples 1983-1990

box 10, folder 5

People's exhibit 2089: Betty Palmer signature samples

box 11

People's exhibit 573: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing backyard with excavation sites marked 1988-11

box 11

People's exhibit 576: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing backyard with excavation sites marked 1988-11

box 11

People's exhibit 714: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing backyard measurements 1988-11

box 11

People's exhibit 715: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing locations of all excavation sites with photographs (see box 3, folder 11, for additional photographs originally attached to this poster) 1988-11

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box 11

People's exhibit 718: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster listing excavation site numbers with corresponding coroner body ID numbers 1988-11

box 11

People's exhibit 719: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing excavation site 1 with photographs of Leona Carpenter excavation 1988-11

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box 11

People's exhibit 720: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing excavation site 1 with photograph of Leona Carpenter's body being excavated 1988-11

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box 11

People's exhibit 721: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing excavation site 2 with photographs of Dorothy Miller's body being excavated 1988-11

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box 11

People's exhibit 722: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing excavation site 2 with photographs of Dorothy Miller's body being excavated 1988-11

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box 11

People's exhibit 723: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing excavation site 1 with photographs of Alvaro Montoya's body being excavated 1988-11

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box 11

People's exhibit 724: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing excavation site 1 with photographs of Alvaro Montoya's body being excavated 1988-11

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box 12

People's exhibit 717: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing overhead view of Puente property 1988-11

box 12

People's exhibit 732: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing front (north side) of Puente house 1988-11

box 12

People's exhibit 733: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing rear (south side) of Puente house 1988-11

box 12

People's exhibit 734: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing east side of back portion of Puente house with shed 1988-11

box 12

People's exhibit 735: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing east side of back portion of Puente house 1988-11

box 12

People's exhibit 736: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing east side of back portion of Puente house with emphasis on exterior lighting 1988-11

box 12

People's exhibit 737: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster listing items found under front stairs of Puente house 1988-11

box 12

People's exhibit 738: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing east side of front portion of Puente house 1988-11

box 12

People's exhibit 739: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster listing items found at excavation site 3 1988-11

box 12

People's exhibit 740: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing overhead view of Puente's lot and adjacent lots 1988-11

box 12

People's exhibit 741: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing overhead view of Puente's lot and adjacent lots 1988-11

box 12

People's exhibit 742: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing back portion of west side of Puente house and property, and adjacent lot 1988-11

box 12

People's exhibit 743: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing west side of Puente house with emphasis on windows and vents 1988-11

box 12

People's exhibit 744: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing west side of Puente house 1988-11

box 12

People's exhibit 745: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing overhead view of 1424 F Street and Puente house 1988-11

box 13

People's exhibit 725: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing excavation site 4 with photographs of Benjamin Fink's body being excavated 1988-11

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box 13

People's exhibit 726: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing excavation site 5 with photographs 1988-11

box 13

People's exhibit 727: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing excavation site 5 with photographs of James Gallop's body being excavated 1988-11

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box 13

People's exhibit 728: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing excavation site 6 with photographs of Vera Faye Martin's body being excavated 1988-11

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box 13

People's exhibit 729: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing excavation site 6 with photographs of Vera Faye Martin's body being excavated 1988-11

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box 13

People's exhibit 730: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing excavation site 7 with photographs 1988-11

box 13

People's exhibit 731: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing excavation site 7 with photographs of Betty Palmer's body being excavated 1988-11

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box 14

People's exhibit 990: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing overhead view of upper north interior of Puente house (see box 3, folder 30 for additional photographs originally attached to this poster) 1988-11

box 14

People's exhibit 991: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing overhead view of upper south interior of Puente house (see box 3, folder 31, for additional photographs originally attached to this poster) 1988-11

box 14

People's exhibit 992: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing overhead view of lower north interior of Puente house (see box 3, folder 32 for additional photographs originally attached to this poster) 1988-11

box 14

People's exhibit 993: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing overhead view of lower south interior of Puente house (see box 3, folder 33 for additional photographs originally attached to this poster) 1988-11

box 14

People's exhibit 1220: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing overhead view of upper level interior of Puente house 1988-11

box 14

People's exhibit 1221: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing overhead view of lower level interior of Puente house 1988-11

box 14

People's exhibit 1222: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing overhead view of upper north interior of Puente house, with photographs 1988-11

box 14

People's exhibit 1223: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing overhead view of upper south interior of Puente house, with photographs 1988-11

box 14

People's exhibit 1224: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing overhead view of lower north interior of Puente house 1988-11

box 15

People's exhibit 994: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing overhead view of upper south interior of Puente house, with photographs of stains on middle bedroom floor 1988-11

box 15

People's exhibit 1121: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing overhead view of upper north interior of Puente house 1988-11

box 15

People's exhibit 1122: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing overhead view of upper south interior of Puente house 1988-11

box 15

People's exhibit 1123: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing overhead view of upper south interior of Puente house 1988-11

box 15

People's exhibit 1124: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing overhead view of upper north interior of Puente house 1988-11

box 15

People's exhibit 1125: diagram and physical evidence sheet poster showing overhead view of upper north interior of Puente house 1988-11

box 16

People's exhibit 1254: enlarged Sacramento street map with specific locations labeled (see box 3, folder 74 for labels that detached from map) 1992

box 16

People's exhibit 3014: enlarged aerial photographs of Puente house and surrounding area 1992

box 16

People's exhibit 3015: enlarged map of Sacramento area showing site where Everson Gillmouth's body was found 1992

box 17

People's exhibit 1951: tissue homogenates chart 1992

box 17

People's exhibit 3013: comparison of victims' recent relevant prescription history and toxicological analysis 1992

box 17

People's exhibit 3013-A: comparison of victims' recent relevant prescription history and toxicological analysis 1992

box 20, Videocassette 1

People's exhibit 1: VHS tape showing footage of crime scene at 1426 F Street 1988-11-14

Dorothea Puente criminal trial, People's exhibit 1: excavation at 1426 F Street

Physical Description: Tape is labeled "B Souza, 230, 11-14-88, crime scene, 14th & F St."

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Due to its graphic nature, this video footage is restricted to in-house viewing at the Center for Sacramento History only and cannot be reproduced.
box 20, Videocassette 2

People's exhibit 2: VHS tape showing footage of excavation of bodies at 1426 F Street 1988-11

Dorothea Puente criminal trial, People's exhibit 2: excavation at 1426 F Street

Physical Description: Tape is labeled "Excavation of bodies at 1426 F Street (7 bodies), 88-73312, copied 11-28-1988, #6511"

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Due to its graphic nature, this video footage is restricted to in-house viewing at the Center for Sacramento History only and cannot be reproduced.

General

The end of the tape includes an unrelated interrogation with a man named "Danny" or "Denny" by Detective Brown that starts at 01:41:34.
box 20, Videocassette 3

People's exhibit 525: VHS tape showing footage of Alvaro Montoya being interviewed by Judy Moise

Dorothea Puente criminal trial, People's exhibit 525: Alvaro Montoya

Physical Description: Tape is labeled "Alberto." Footage includes close-up shots of Montoya and Montoya talking.
box 20, Videocassette 4

People's exhibit 577: VHS tape showing footage of police interviews with Puente, Mervin "John" McCauley, Ricardo Ordorica, and John Sharp, conducted by Detectives John Cabrera and Terry Brown 1988-11-11

Dorothea Puente criminal trial, People's exhibit 577: police interviews with Dorothea Puente and witnesses

Physical Description: Tape is labeled "DMP 11/11/88 Copy"
box 20, Videocassette 5

People's exhibit 710: VHS tape showing footage of the excavation at 1426 F Street (edited tape) 1988-11

Dorothea Puente criminal trial, People's exhibit 710: excavation at 1426 F Street

Physical Description: Tape is labeled "Excavation at 1426 F St., edited tape"

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Due to its graphic nature, this video footage is restricted to in-house viewing at the Center for Sacramento History only and cannot be reproduced.
box 20, Videocassette 6

People's exhibit 983: VHS tape showing footage of conditional exam of witness Julius "Pat" Kelley at his residence in Fieldbrook, California 1990-04-20

Dorothea Puente criminal trial, People's exhibit 983: conditional examination of Julius "Pat" Kelley

Physical Description: Tape is labeled "Conditional exam of witness Julius 'Pat' Kelley at his residence in Fieldbrook, CA, 4-20-90, 1:12 PM-1:55 PM (copy)." Interview recording ends at 00:42:52. The rest of the tape is a recording from television that is unrelated to the case.
box 20, Videocassette 7

People's exhibit 985: VHS tape showing footage of police interview with Puente (edited tape)

Dorothea Puente criminal trial, People's exhibit 985: police interview with Dorothea Puente

Physical Description: Tape is labeled "Puente Interview, edited version"
box 20, Videocassette 8

People's exhibit 2960: VHS tape showing footage of the box Everson Gillmouth was found in and the site where the box was found, with Ismael Florez answering questions 1988-12-10

Dorothea Puente criminal trial, People's exhibit 2960: Everson Gillmouth box and drop site, with Ismael Florez

Physical Description: Tape is labeled "Sutter County Sheriff's Office, box and box drop location, 12/10/1988"
 

Series 4. Defendant's exhibits, 1974-1993 1988-1993

box 6, folder 1

Defendant's exhibit A: photo substitutions (models of Puente's house and street)

box 6, folder 2

Defendant's exhibit B: photo substitutions (models of Puente's house, interior and exterior)

box 6, folder 3

Defendant's exhibit C: copies of Lumberjack receipts 1988

box 6, folder 4

Defendant's exhibit D: Robert Greenwald Productions contract for book about Puente case 1989

box 6, folder 5

Defendant's exhibits E-L: Alvaro Montoya's medical records 1987-1988

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box 6, folder 6

Defendant's exhibit M: coroner's information sheet for Dorothy Miller 1988-11-17

box 6, folder 7

Defendant's exhibit N: James E. Lewis disability claim 1988

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box 6, folder 8

Defendant's exhibits T-Y, AA: James Gallop's medical records 1986-1988

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box 6, folder 9

Defendant's exhibits Z, DDD-GGG: Dorothy Miller's medical records, tenant agreements with Ernest Duncan, and correspondence from Duncan 1986-1988

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box 6, folder 10

Defendant's exhibits BB-KK: toxicology requests and results for all victims 1988-1989

box 6, folder 11

Defendant's exhibit MM: page from unidentified medical report 1974

box 6, folder 12

Defendant's exhibits OO-PP, YY, AAA: toxicology charts 1988-1989

box 6, folder 13

Defendant's exhibits RR-VV, BBBB: Ruth Clausen Munroe correspondence and medical records 1978-1980

box 6, folder 14

Defendant's exhibits WW, XX: unidentified charts labeled "James Gallop" and "Ben Fink"

box 6, folder 15

Defendant's exhibit ZZ: disability evaluation of Brenda Trujillo by Dr. Thomas Doody 1987-02

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box 6, folder 16

Defendant's exhibit GGG: copy of a page from an unidentified address book

box 6, folder 17

Defendant's exhibit HHH: Benjamin Fink's donor records from Sacramento Plasma Center 1987-1988

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box 6, folder 18

Defendant's exhibit III: volume I containing information on people who received government assistance while living at Puente's house, and list of checks cashed (Folder 1 of 2) 1992

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box 6, folder 19

Defendant's exhibit III: volume I containing information on people who received government assistance while living at Puente's house, and list of checks cashed (Folder 2 of 2) 1992

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Material in this folder contains socal security number and financial information that will be redacted upon access.
box 6, folder 20

Defendant's exhibit JJJ: volume II containing Puente's banking and financial activity (Folder 1 of 2) 1992

Conditions Governing Access

Material in this folder contains social security number and financial information that will be redacted upon access.
box 6, folder 21

Defendant's exhibit JJJ: volume II containing Puente's banking and financial activity (Folder 2 of 2) 1992

Conditions Governing Access

Material in this folder contains social security number and financial information that will be redacted upon access.
box 6, folder 22

Defendant's exhibit KKK: analysis of total warrants (photocopy of exhibit poster) 1992

box 6, folder 23

Defendant's exhibits LLL-NNN, QQQ: cost of running a care home charts (photocopies of exhibit posters) 1992

box 6, folder 24

Defendant's exhibits OOO, RRR, XXX, EEEE, IIIII: resumes from Carl Curtis, Randall Baselt, Norman Wade, Mindy Rosenberg, William Vicary 1992

box 6, folder 25

Defendant's exhibit PPP: Individual long-term care facility financial data, report by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development 1989

box 7, folder 1

Defendant's exhibits SSS, UUU-WWW: victims' toxicology results with related correspondence, and calendar 1992

box 7, folder 2

Defendant's exhibits YYY-ZZZ: Harold Munroe's medical records 1982 1992

Conditions Governing Access

Material in this folder contains medical information that will be redacted upon access.
box 7, folder 3

Defendant's exhibit AAAA: entomological report with Alvaro Montoya's autopsy reports 1988-1993

Conditions Governing Access

Material in this folder contains social security number that will be redacted upon access.
box 7, folder 4

Defendant's exhibits FFFF-1, JJJJ: Puente's family timeline and juvenile court records 1992

box 7, folder 5

Defendant's exhibit GGGG: Puente's family tree (photocopy of exhibit poster) 1992

box 7, folder 6

Defendant's exhibit HHHH: chart of children's basic psychological needs (photocopy of exhibit poster) 1992

box 7, folder 7

Defendant's exhibit IIII: chart of Puente's family problems (photocopy of exhibit poster) 1992

box 7, folder 8

Defendant's exhibit KKKK: photograph of Puente and her brother Ray as children

box 7, folder 9

Defendant's exhibit LLLL: handwritten letter to Puente from Rosemary Arroyo 1993

box 7, folder 10

Defendant's exhibit MMMM: photograph of Rose Arroyo with dog

box 7, folder 11

Defendant's exhibits ZZZZ, AAAAA: photographs of 2100 F Street

box 7, folder 12

Defendant's CCCCC exhibit: photocopy of Hector Gonzalez' press credentials 1980

box 7, folder 13

Defendant's exhibit DDDDD: photograph of Puente with Governor George Deukmejian (copy)

box 7, folder 14

Defendant's exhibit EEEEE: photocopy of page from "El Progreso" featuring photo of Puente with caption 1980

box 7, folder 15

Defendant's exhibit GGGGG: letter about Puente's medical history from Dr. Carl E. Drake to attorney Donald P. Dorfman 1978

Conditions Governing Access

Material in this folder contains medical information that will be redacted upon access.
box 7, folder 16

Defendant's exhibit KKKKK: Puente's inmate work supervisor's reports 1983-1984

box 7, folder 17

Defendant's exhibit MMMMM: letter of support of Puente from Dayle Call to U.S. Probation and Parole officer Robert Storey 1978

box 7, folder 18

Defendant's exhibit NNNNN: supportive essay about Puente for "Real Women Creative Writing Competition" by eighth-grader Veronica Ordorica 1989-02

box 9, folder 5

Defendant's exhibit O: Copy of Sacramento Bee article "F Street Dig Yields Body Part" 1988-11-12

box 9, folder 6

Defendant's exhibit P: Sacramento Union article "Body Found Buried in Midtown Backyard" 1988-11-12

box 9, folder 7

Defendant's exhibit R: Sacramento Bee article "Body Count at 4; Suspect Walks Away" 1988-11-13

box 9, folder 8

Defendant's exhibit S: large hand-drawn diagram of Vera Faye Martin's heart 1993

creator: Stuart, Gary
box 9, folder 9

Defendant's exhibit LL: large hand-drawn diagram of crime lab 1992

box 9, folder 10

Defendant's exhibit NN: large hand-drawn chart on drug sensitivity 1992

creator: Beede, James
box 9, folder 11

Defendant's exhibit QQ: large hand-drawn chart 1992

creator: Phillips, William
box 9, folder 12

Defendant's exhibits BBB, CCC, DDDD, NNNN, HHHHH: photographs of unidentified people

box 9, folder 13

Defendant's exhibit TTT: large hand-drawn chart of drug half-lives 1992

creator: Baselt, Randall
box 9, folder 14

Defendant's exhibits CCCC, QQQQ, BBBBB: photographs of Puente with unidentified baby, woman, and other people

box 9, folder 15

Defendant's exhibit RRRR: newspaper ad for dance sponsored by Puente (copy) 1997

box 9, folder 16

Defendant's exhibit TTTT: news photograph showing Puente receiving bouquet and recognition (copy) 1979

box 9, folder 17

Defendant's exhibit VVVV: baptism article featuring Puente (copy) 1979

box 9, folder 18

Defendant's exhibit WWWW: Puente recognition article (copy) 1979

box 9, folder 19

Defendant's exhibit JJJJJ: large hand-written chart on "mitigating factors" 1979

box 10, object 1

Defendant's exhibit XXXX: photo feature from El Hispano newspaper showing Puente with friend and attorney Victor Hugo Cabral (printed on foam board) 1980

box 10, object 2

Defendant's exhibit YYYY: photo feature from El Hispano newspaper showing Puente at a Chamber of Commerce meeting (printed on foam board) 1980-01

box 20, Videocassette 9

Defendant's exhibit Q: VHS tape showing clips of local news coverage of the discovery of bodies at 1426 F Street 1988-11-11

Dorothea Puente criminal trial, Defendant's exhibit Q: local news coverage of the discovery of bodies at 1426 F Street

Physical Description: Tape is labeled "November 11."
 

Series 5. Appeals 1992-2001

box 7, folder 19

Exhibits received forms 1998-2001

box 7, folder 20

List of exhibits from original trial 1992

box 7, folder 21

Petition for writ of prohibition and application for stay of proceedings 1992

box 7, folder 22

Petition for writ of prohibition and application for stay of proceedings: exhibits 1992

box 7, folder 23

Petitioner's exhibit AA: declaration of juror Jesus M. Schultz

box 7, folder 24

Petitioner's exhibit BB: Marjorie Simpson juror questionnaire 1992

box 7, folder 25

Petitioner's exhibit DD: Earl Jimerson juror questionnaire 1992-11-05

box 7, folder 26

Petitioner's exhibit EE: declaration of Peter Vlautin in support of petition for Habeas Corpus 1998

box 7, folder 27

Petitioner's exhibits FF1-GG1: declarations of custodian of records 1998

box 7, folder 28

Petitioner's exhibit HH: index to amended exhibits 1998-03-27

box 7, folder 29

Petitioner's exhibit II: letter from juror Ruby Hewlett Ratcliff turning down a request for her assistance in Puente's appeal 1995-01

Conditions Governing Access

Material in this folder contains address that will be redacted upon access.
box 7, folder 30

Petitioner's exhibit JJ: photocopy of "150 Commonly Prescribed Drugs" book

box 7, folder 31

Petitioner's exhibits KK-QQ: declarations of jurors Greg Miller, Marjorie Simpson, Michael Esplin, David Bigham, Ruby Hewlett Ratcliff, Stephen Hinds, and Earl Jimerson 1998

box 7, folder 32

Receipt for records of petitioner's exhibits 2000-03-02

box 7, folder 33

Respondent's exhibit 1: Jesus Sanchez juror questionnaire 1992-11-05

 

Series 6. Sealed Records, 1980-1992

box 18

Contains sealed court documents 1985-1992

Conditions Governing Access

Cannot be opened or examined except by court order.
box 19

Contains material mostly related to Dr. Thomas Doody and Puente's psychiatric records, plus some material on Alvaro Montoya 1980-1989

Conditions Governing Access

Cannot be opened or examined except by court order.
 

Series 7. Artifacts, 1980-1988

box Artifact Box 1, folder 2014/002/007

People's exhibit 1108: evidence envelope #113 containing an empty prescription pill container, prescribed to Dorothy M. Taylor 2014/002/007 1988

Conditions Governing Access

Material in this folder contains medical information that will be redacted upon access.
box Artifact Box 1, folder 2014/002/008

People's exhibits 1087-1089, 1197: evidence envelope #116 containing two white prescription pill container lids and a glass vial with two pink pills in it 2014/002/008 1988

box Artifact Box 1, folder 2014/002/009

People's exhibits 1062-1066 : two evidence envelopes marked #120 containing five glass vials that have pink, blue, and clear pills in them 2014/002/009 1988

box Artifact Box 1, folder 2014/002/010

People's exhibits 1067-1068: evidence envelope #120 containing a plastic makeup compact with "Trujillo Brenda" scratched on the front and "Snoopy" written in black ink below that 2014/002/010 1985

box Artifact Box 1, box 2014/002/011

People's exhibits 1056, 1106, 1107, 1109: evidence envelope #140 containing two prescription pill containers (holding hex keys and screws) prescribed to Dorothy M. Taylor, and one bottle of lotion prescribed to Bonnie Louie 2014/002/011 1986-1987

Conditions Governing Access

Material in this folder contains medical information that will be redacted upon access.
box Artifact Box 1, folder 2014/002/012

People's exhibits 559-560: evidence envelope #143 containing one empty prescription pill container prescribed to Dorothy Miller 2014/002/012 1988

Conditions Governing Access

Material in this folder contains medical information that will be redacted upon access.
box Artifact Box 2, folder 2014/002/013

People's exhibits 1046, 1053, 1054: evidence envelope #122 containing two empty prescription pill containers prescribed to Dorothea Puente 2014/002/013 1988

Conditions Governing Access

Material in this folder contains medical information that will be redacted upon access.
box Artifact Box 2, folder 2014/002/014

People's exhibits 1094-1095: evidence envelope #115 containing one amber glass vial with white pills in it 2014/002/014 1988

box Artifact Box 2, folder 2014/002/015

People's exhibit 1018: blue cloth wallet 2014/002/015 1985

box Artifact Box 2, folder 2014/002/016

People's exhibit 1047: manila envelope containing broken glass 2014/002/016 1985

box Artifact Box 2, box  2014/002/017

Garden trowel caked with dirt and cement, with envelope stamped "Homicide"  2014/002/017 1988

box Artifact Box 2, folder 2014/002/018

Figure of a person cut from a pink index card, contained in a plastic sleeve 2014/002/018 1988

box Artifact Box 2, box 2014/002/019

Wooden-handled kitchen knife with broken blade 2014/002/019 1988

 

Evidence #53: Garden rake 2014/002/002 1985

Physical Location: SP SV 38:J:05-K:05
 

Evidence #55: Shovel 2014/002/003 1985

Physical Location: SP SV 38:J:05-K:05
 

Evidence #54a: Garden hoe 2014/002/004 1985

Physical Location: SP SV 38:J:04-K:04
 

Evidence #53a: Garden rake 2014/002/005 1985

Physical Location: SP SV 38:J:04-K:04
 

Evidence #54a: Garden hoe 2014/002/006 1985

Physical Location: SP SV 38:J:04-K:04