Sef Gonzales

Topics: Murder, Crime, Capital punishment, Prison, Capital punishment in the United States, Death row / Pages: 4 (923 words) / Published: Mar 3rd, 2013
Sef Gonzales, aged 20, was convicted and sentenced in the Supreme Court of New South Wales to life imprisonment for the murder of his father Teddy Gonzales, 46, mother Mary Loiva Josephine, 43, and sister Clodine, 18. On July 10th 2001, at about 4.30pm Gonzales entered his sister Clodine’s bedroom, where she was studying. He was armed with a baseball bat and two large knives he had retrieved from the kitchen. It was found that he compressed Clodine’s neck trying to strangle her, struck her at least six separate blows to the head with the bat and stabbed her many times, inflicting five major stab wounds to her neck and two major stab wounds to her abdomen.
Mary Loiva arrived home at about 5.30pm. Immediately upon her arrival, Sef attacked her in the living room with one of the kitchen knives. Gonzales inflicted multiple stab wounds and cuts to her face, neck, chest and abdomen. Her windpipe was completely transected in the attack.
Teddy returned home just before 7pm and shortly upon entering the house, Sef attacked him inflicting multiple stab wounds to his neck, chest, back and abdomen. One of the stab wounds penetrated his right lung, another pierced his heart and another partially severed his spinal cord.
All three, were attacked with much more force than was necessary to kill them. "This was not a professional killing" the court heard. "This was a slaughter by an angry amateur who wanted to make absolutely sure they were dead but had no idea how many times he would need to stab them in order to cause death."
After killing his family, Gonzales disposed of the weapons as well as the shoes and blood stained clothing he had been wearing at the time of committing the murders. These have never been discovered by police. At some time in the evening, he also spray painted the words “F--k off Asians KKK” on a wall in the house in an attempt to fool investigating police into believing that his family had been the victims of a hate crime.
Soon after, Gonzales drove

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