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The Juan Corona Affair
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Juan Corona was born in Mexico in 1934. He migrated to Yuba City, California, years later for farm work. Corona eventually rose to the position of labor contractor, making him responsible for hiring itinerants to pick fruit for local growers, despite being diagnosed with what in his younger days?
The workers Corona hired received very little pay, and he housed them in dismal buildings. It gave him control of their food and shelter, which kindled his psychopathic tendencies. At which ranch did he take advantage of his workers' predicaments by selecting men to rape and murder?
In 1971, a Japanese farmer named Goro Kagehiro discovered a large hole in a peach orchard. Kagehiro later stumbled upon the same spot and realized the hole had been filled. Suspicious, he notified the authorities. They arrived, excavated, and found the body of which victim?
John Henry Jackson
Soon after, another farmer claimed that there was a newly filled-in hole on his land. It harbored the body of an old drifter. Then more land in the Yuba City area was excavated and more graves turned up. In the end how many bodies were found?
The position in which the corpses were discovered was very peculiar. The men were found facing up, arms positioned above the head, and the shirt covering the face. There was very little discrepancy.
A victim named Melford Sample had evidence in one of his pockets that led law enforcement to Corona. The police searched Corona's home and found a pistol, bloodstained knives and clothes, and a ledger with several victims in it. What was the clue that pointed authorities to Corona?
A parking ticket
A business card
Juan Corona was arrested and indicted with all 25 murders. He pleaded "not guilty" and the trial began. Of course, Corona's defense insisted that he was not the culprit. Who did the defense claim was the true killer?
Corona's then-alleged escapades led him to be dubbed with which pseudonym?
The Lipstick Murderer
The Machete Murderer
The Gorilla Murderer
The Gentleman Murderer
Although he was found guilty and condemned to serve 25 life sentences, Corona sought to appeal the verdict. The Machete Murderer claimed that his initial defense panel had been inept because they never plead insanity due to Corona's schizophrenic condition. Did he win his appeal?
During the appeal process, Corona was ambushed in prison by fellow inmates. In the course of the attack, he was left without the use of what?
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Compiled Jun 28 12