Please keep in mind that this blog often has comments and statements directly from the women on death row. Statements of grief, statements of innocence, statements of regret and sorrow. If bearing audience to these women's feelings, my opinions or those of commenters offends you please do not read on.

Veronica Gonzalez - California

Young Veronica in court in 1998
Veronica  and her husband, Ivan, are both in jail and awaiting death for the murder of her niece, Genny. Veronica and Ivan were granted custody of Genny while her mother went into a drug treatment center and her father spent time in jail for child molestation.

The Gonzales's already had six children of their own but took in Genny,
Genny Rojas
seemingly to abuse. Jurors and policemen and others involved in the case tell tales of the most horrific child abuse they have ever seen. Genny was beaten, abused and starved before being boiled alive at the hands of Aunt Veronica and Uncle Ivan.

Veronica's death sentence was handed down in 1998. She is still sitting on death row and she maintains that her husband was abusive beyond imagining and forced her to comply.
Veronica goes to jail