MURDERER STEVEN CRITTENDEN
January 13, 1986, started out like every other day for 68-year-old Dr. William Chiapella and his wife 67-year-old wife Katherine in their upscale Chico, California home. Days later, friends and family grew concerned when they hadn’t heard from the couple. On January 17, the Chiapella’s grown son, Joseph, decided to go to their home and check on them to make sure everything was alright. Immediately, he noticed their newspapers had piled up on their front porch. When he entered the home, he discovered the tortured body of his father in the bedroom. While searching for his mother he came across a message from the killer written in red lipstick on the mirror. The message said “just the beginning…”
SOURCES AND RELATED LINKS:
- Steven Crittenden admits guilt in 1987 killings of Chico’s William, Katherine Chiapella, before victims’ family in Placer County court
- Steven Crittenden Pleads Guilty In 1987 Chico Killings, Provides Letter Recounting Crime
- William and Katherine Chiapella Murder Case: Where Is Steven Crittenden Today?
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