(born 1969) is a Spanish serial killer
who between 1990 and 2004 killed her two daughters and her husband and attempted to kill her son.
Francisca Ballesteros was born in Valencia
. A few years later, she moved to Melilla
After marrying Antonio González Barribino, Ballesteros gave birth to a girl named Florinda. In 1990, Ballesteros suffered from postpartum depression
and wanted to end her marriage
, but she finally desisted. She decided to kill her family and flee to Valencia. Ballesteros poisoned Florinda, who was only five months old, with Colme
, a drug used to treat alcoholism
. After the death of the baby, Ballesteros decided to wait to kill the rest of her family.
In 2004, 14 years after murdering her daughter, Ballesteros, who had met many men through Internet
, decided to kill the rest of her family, flee to the city where one of the men that she had met online was living, and marry him. On 12 January 2004 Ballesteros killed her husband Antonio González Barribino with Colme and with the sedatives Zolpidem
. On 4 June 2004, Ballesteros killed her daughter Sandra with the same medications and attempted to kill her 12-year old son Antonio, who was admitted to the hospital with poisoning
on June 4, 2004. The autopsy
, of her daughter Sandra, revealed that she had been poisoned.
On June 7, 2004 Ballesteros was arrested and confessed to the murders.
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