Charlene Gallego

Demographic Info

10FemaleCaucasianUSATerritorialSexual, Sadistic1956/10/10 (Sacramento, CA, USA)n/a


All His Father's Sins: Inside the Gerald Gallego Sex-Slave MurdersWalter Hecox and Ray BiondiAmazon
Sex Slave Murders, The: The Horrifying True Story of America's First Husband-and-Wife Serial KillersR. Barri FlowersKindle eBook

Charlene Adelle Gallego was born on October 10, 1956 near Sacramento, California. She was born the only child in her family.

According to records, Gallego was an excellent student, although she was very shy. Her parents frequently travelled for her father’s job, but after a car accident, her mother was no longer able to travel as frequently.

After entering high school, Charlene began to experiment with drugs and alcohol and was known to be very promiscuous. Charlene met her partner in crime, Gerald Gallego, at the age of 20. After dating for a short period of time, they began to have sex parties with Gerald’s 14 year old daughter.

Gallego began her serial series at the age of 20. All of her victims were female with the exception of one male. Gallego was never the one to physically kill the victims, but she would aid her husband, Gerald, in the murders. The victims were between the ages of 13 and 34. Most of the victims were beaten with blunt objects or shot.

On November 17, 1980, Gallego and her partner were arrested for the murders of ten people. Gallego decided to testify against Gerald so that she would not be charged in California. She also plead guilty to receive the shorter sentence of sixteen years and eight months, which she would serve in Nevada. Gallego was released from prison in July 1997.

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Episode 051: The Serial Killer Cycle, Part 1

on October 21st, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Psychology, Serial Killers by | 7 Comments

This week, we look at the serial killer cycle, a theory proposed by Joel Norris in 1988. While the theory is rather lacking in scientific testing, it ties in well with the concept of serial murder as addictive behavior, a concept I believe has considerable merit. Dr. Norris’ “Phases of…

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Victims of Charlene Gallego

on January 1st, 2010 in Serial Killers, Victimology by | 10 Comments

Charlene Adelle Gallego and her partner, Gerald Gallego, were charged with the murders of ten people. We  currently have information on all of their victims. Kippi Vaught  Kippi, age 16, was murdered on September 12, 1978 in Sacramento County with her friend Rhonda Scheffler.  She was beaten to death with a tire…

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