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Sunday, April 1, 2007

Daughter pleads guilty to shooting child-molesting father, mother

Both William and his wife were being accused of sex offenses (Hence, Multiple SOs TAG).
11-15-2005 California:

The man had a history of raping his own children, and his wife cooperated in the crimes, so when their daughter learned he had touched his young granddaughter inappropriately, she took a gun and killed them both. She will pay for those acts with 22 years of her life. In accordance with a plea agreement, 36-year-old Alma Frakes pleaded guilty Monday morning in Fontana Superior Court to two counts of voluntary manslaughter with enhancements for using a gun.

The killings of William and 71-year-old Alba Frakes, with whom their daughter sometimes lived, occurred in their Randall Avenue home on Sept. 12, 2004. Alma Frakes' sister, Develyn Sperling, was in the courtroom to hear the plea. She said Alma seemed frightened as she stood in an orange jail jumpsuit before Superior Court Judge Keith Davis.

After the shootings, it was Develyn who came forward and told of the years of sexual abuse that she and her siblings had suffered at the hands of their parents. The 80-year-old William Frakes had a long criminal history that included robbery, drug dealing and time in prison. But none of the child rape and sex abuse made it into the public record. Knowledge of it had been contained within the family, including two children he fathered with Sperling.

When the children pleaded with their mother for protection from their father, she told them to do what they were told and then watched the sex acts. Alma Frakes returns to court on Dec. 14 for sentencing. ..more.. : by Mike Cruz, Staff Writer

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