- Category : Passions-Criminal-Perpetrator-Homicide-serial
- Type : R
- Profile : 4/1 - Opportunistic / Investigator
- Definition : None
- Incarnation Cross : JX Detail
American homicide; a serial killer with his wife Charlene, convicted of ten kidnap-rape-sex-murders between 9/12/1978 and 11/01/1980.
They were the rarest of breeds among homicide cases, the husband and wife team.
A habitual criminal, Gallego had 27 arrests of burglary and assault from age ten when he had pulled off his first assault with a deadly weapon. He had spent five years in reformatories and six years in prisons by the time he met Charlene Williams on 9/10/1977.
She moved in a week later and they married on 9/30/1978. Both were sexually deviant, involved in freak scenes and sadomasochism.
They worked out an easy method of operation. Charlene would entice young girls into their van and they would abduct them, driving to a remote place where they would indulge in whatever sex and torture scenario they chose. Gerald would then kill the girls and bury or dispose of their bodies.
Apprehended, they went to trail 11/15/1981, Martinez, CA. They were both sentenced to death by lethal injection but were still on death row on appeal ten years later.