Skip to comments.California serial killer Juan Corona, who killed at least 25 men, dies
Posted on 03/06/2019 3:05:42 PM PST by artichokegrower
Northern California serial killer Juan Corona, who murdered at least 25 men before police apprehended him in 1971, is dead.
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Juan Corona was born in Autlán, Jalisco, Mexico on February 7, 1934. He first entered the United States illegally in 1950.
His victims were:
John J. Haluka Warren Jerome Kelley Sigurd Beirman John Smallwood Mark Shields Joe Carriveau Raymond Muchache Kenneth Whiteacre Melford Sample Charles Fleming Donald Smith William Kamp Elbert Riley Paul Buel Allen William Henry Kemp Clarence Hocking Edward Martin Cupp John Henry Jackson Lloyd Wallace Wenzel Sam Bondafide Joseph Maczak
Four bodies were never identified.
All victims were not fellow Mexican citizens
Well he got 3 hots and a cot bastard should have fried
Need commas, I know who am I? of all posters to complain.
Pathetic. decades too late
Thank you for posting his victims names.
Almost FIVE decades. The money spent to keep this bastard alive that long would have paid for a lot of miles of wall keeping his ilk out of the U.S. What a waste.
I remember Juan Corona from when I was a kid.
Illegal alien. I hadn’t known that.
Well I bet he has a pretty hot body or whatever now.
Californians keep voting for the death penalty and the liberals do what hey can to make sure the convicted die of old age.
Are they putting up a Statue of him in downtown??
Last year no executions in California. 5 death penalty sentences. 740 on death row.
Pathetic that he wasn’t executed back in 1971.
Another homosexual serial killer:
Corona (born 1934) had arrived in Yuba City, California in the 1950s as a Mexican migrant worker. By the early 1970s, he’d moved up the pecking order and was a labour contractor; he hired itinerants to pick fruit on behalf of local farmers (for minimal pay) around the Yuba area. Long before Coronas series of homicides, as far back as 1956, hed been diagnosed as suffering from schizophrenia. However, no-one suspected the disturbing depths of his true mental condition. Though outwardly a macho man with a wife and children, Corona was a predatory homosexual and a brutal sadist. His murder victims were all male and all were sexually assaulted before being killed.
At least one other member of the Corona Family had a history of sexually motivated violence; in 1970, Juans half-brother Natividad, who owned the Guadalajara cafe in nearby Marysville, had molested and beaten a young man in the washroom at his place of business. The victim was discovered bleeding by other customers; when he sued Natividad for $250,000.00. The pervert fled back to Mexico.
As a labour contractor, Corona personally recruited migrant workers and housed the men in a barracks-like building on the Sullivan ranch. These men were, for the most part, elderly alcoholics, social dropouts, and misfits - the kind of people who would not ordinarily be missed if they vanished. In early May 1971, Corona apparently started to single out individual workers for sex and death. But its likely that his career as a homosexual rapist began much earlier. His job and his twisted inclinations gave him ample opportunities to prey on vulnerable men; his position and their lack of social standing would have ensured that the police were not informed.
On May 19, a Japanese fruit farmer noticed a large hole seven feet long and three and a half feet deep that had been scooped out of his land in a peach orchard. The next night he went to the same spot and saw that the earth had been packed back into the hole. He called the police who dug into what was a fresh grave. Inside of it was Kenneth Whitacre, a vagrant who had homosexual pornography in his back pocket. He had been sexually assaulted and then stabbed to death - somebody had chopped his head open with a machete.
Back in 1971, the concept of a serial killer was still pretty new.
Charles Manson and Zodiac were seen as aberrations; Charles Whitman and Richard Speck were spree killers. Ted Bundy, then age 25, was working at the Seattle Suicide Hotline. Richard Ramirez was 11, and was starting to get life lessons from his murderous brother Miguel.
Yes, I am sure Hell hit him like a ton of bricks. A HOT ton of bricks, that is.
And Hell has no borders for him to have to jump.
Yeah dying of old age isn’t the death penalty.
Honest, I KNOW in my heart I would choose life in prison over death penalty if God forbid that was the choice.
But prison seems like kind of a living nightmare that doesn’t end until you die.
The needle or chair is once and done.
Rape after rape after rape is pretty horrific, if that’s what ends up happening to said individual.
3 hots and a cot is true for the local jail.
3 hots and a living hell is more like it for prisons.
And that’s fine with me. Just think it might be worse than death penalty many times.
Could be wrong.
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