David Carpenter

David Carpenter

NAME: David Carpenter

CONVICTIONS: Murder, rape, kidnapping, attempted murder, attempted rape, robbery

SPAN OF MURDERS: 1979-1981

NUMBER OF VICTIMS: 7-10 known

SENTENCE: Death by gas chamber

DATE OF BIRTH: 06/05/1930

CURRENT STATUS: Death row

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California state parks became scenes of violence in 1979 and 1980 as convicted rapist David Carpenter took his crimes to a new and diabolic level, by brutally killing his victims. David Carpenter is a severe stutterer and has aninsatiable sex drive and a fondness for violence. With previous convictions for attempted rape, rape and aggravated assault Carpenter had spent 17 years of his life behind bars. Upon his release in an attempt to avoid further time in prison he decided would have to stop his victims from talking, and he turned to murder. Carpenter would commit these abhorrent crimes amongst the beautiful scenery of the state parks near his home in San Francisco. He was eventually arrested, found guilty of murder and given the death penalty. He remains on San Quentin's death row.