Gerald Gallego

Demographic Info

10MaleCaucasianUSATerritorialSexual, Sadistic1946/07/17 (Sacramento, CA, USA)2002/07/18 (Nevada; Rectal cancer)


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

Gerald Armond Gallego was born on July 17, 1949. Gallego was the eldest in his family, he also had two younger half brothers.

From a very young age Gallego was very destructive and rebellious. Before the age of twelve he had been arrested for robbing a neighbors house, five other burglary charges, vandalism and running away.

According to records his behavior may have been caused by the abuse which happened at home. He was beaten and starved by his mother and her boyfriends. Gallego’s father was executed when he was 9, for the murder of two police officers.

Gallego met his partner in crime, Charlene Gallego, at the age of 32. The two began their life of crime together almost immediately. They both began to rape and assault Gallego’s 14 year old daughter and bring strangers into their bedrooms.

Gallego and his partner were arrested on November 17, 1980 for the murders of ten people at the Omaha Western Union office. On June 21 he is sentenced to death in California and Nevada. The death sentence was overturned in Nevada in 1997, Gallego was given a retrial, where the new jury also sentenced him to death. Gallego died on July 18, 2002 from rectal cancer in the Nevada prison medical center.

Blog Posts

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 Gerald Gallego

on January 1st, 2010 in Serial Killers, Victimology by | 2 Comments

Gerald Gallego and his partner, Charlene Williams 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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