In 1980, she had just turned 18 and was still living at home with her mom and brothers in Ventura. One morning, her younger brother found her dad and stepmom, who lived a short bike ride away, murdered in their home.
Crime starts as an intensely personal experience and then radiates outward. Today, Jennifer Carole still lives with the memory of the murder, but thanks to persistent police work and the development of DNA tracing, she now knows who murdered her parents. The Golden State Killer evaded justice for decades, but now he is in prison, awaiting his trial. Jennifer Carole writes and podcasts about the criminal justice system, the death penalty, and victim’s rights. She also advocates for the murderer’s humanity.