crimes and consequences

The Killer Landlady

dorothea puentesIn the 1980s, Dorothea Puente was a neighborhood saint in Sacramento, California—she owned a boarding house and took on the cases in which no one else wanted to help. Her residents were usually severe alcoholics, drug addicts, the mentally ill or very sick senior citizens. The social workers assigned to her boarding house absolutely LOVED her. From the outside, Dorothea and her boarding house seemed like heaven–but a closer look would reveal the residents were living in Hell on Earth…and don’t you DARE look in the garden!

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