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Solano Man, Former Death Row Inmate, Confesses to Killing His Mother

70-year-old Dennis Stanworth pleaded guilty in 1966 to kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing two teenage girls in Pinole.

A Solano County resident who pleaded guilty in 1966 to kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing two teenage girls in Pinole turned himself into police Thursday. Here's the full story below. What do you think of the development? 

By Bay City News

VALLEJO (BCN) – A former death row inmate who said he killed his own mother turned himself in to Vallejo police Wednesday, police said.

The man, identified as 70-year-old Dennis Stanworth, called police at 11:55 a.m. to report the death.

Officers responded to his home in the 2500 block of Marshfield Road. Police said that once there, Stanworth brought them to the woman's body.

The woman's identity has not been confirmed, but police believe she was Nellie Turner Stanworth, 89, the suspect's mother.

Stanworth was booked into Solano County Jail on suspicion of murder.

Police said he pleaded guilty in 1966 to kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing two teenage girls in Pinole.

He was sentenced to death, but later his sentence was reversed and he was given a life sentence. He was then paroled and registered with Valljeo police as a sex offender.

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Babaloo January 13, 2013 at 02:25 AM
yeah baby... good ol'e California letting the criminals out. oh, it;'s a little overcrowded in there. it's like a sewer in there. well it's not supposed to be a country club. oops, i mispoke, it is a country club in California prisons. sad to hear he murdured his mother, makes me sick, the California Dept of Corrections and the Courts should be held accountable.
Jason January 13, 2013 at 04:08 AM
Little late for that. The people who let him out are probably on Obama's cabinet by now.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" March 22, 2013 at 01:40 AM
Oh wait a minute, where are all "You People" black this, Vallejo that, African-American this?" Black Mans Oath: In the Blackest Lie and in the Whitest Fright No racism shall escape this Black Mans' sight Let those who practice their racist rite Beware my Pen When this Black Man Writes!!!
Kenny March 22, 2013 at 03:06 AM
I think you are posting on the wrong thread. This one is 3 1/2 months old.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" March 22, 2013 at 03:16 AM


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