Olga Rutterschmidt and Helen Golay Sentenced
On the 15th of July, 2008, 75-year-old Olga Rutterschmidt and 77-year-old Helen Golay were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for their murder of two homeless men that were insured for a combined total of 2.8 million dollars.
According to the judge who sentenced the two women:
These unfortunate men were sacrificed on your altars of greed.
L.A. County Superior Court Judge David S. Wesley couldn’t help but point out again the fact that Olga Rutterschmidt had berated her partner, Helen Golay, for displaying the characteristic that they both shared:
During this trial, Ms. Rutterschmidt, you recognized something in Ms. Golay that you had not recognized of yourself when you pointed your finger at her and said, ‘You’re greedy,’
Despite the defiant attitude of both women during their sentencing, their lawyers insisted that the pair were ‘upset’ and insisted on their clients’ innocence.
Both women have had appeals filed on their behalf.
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