Gerald Parker (born around 1955) raped and murdered five Orange County, California women, attacked a sixth, and killed her unborn child; the crimes took place in the 1970s, but he was discovered some 17 years later via DNA, convicted and sentenced to death in January, 1999. The murders that he committed took place in the cities of Costa Mesa, Tustin, and Anaheim. The public record of Parker's problems began with a term in Juvenile Hall in the 1960s for glue-sniffing. Parker received a six-year prison term for the 1980 rape of a 13 year-old Tustin, California Girl. He spent more time in prison for convictions for assault, burglary and check fraud. At the time of the murders he was stationed at the El Toro, California Marine Air Station. In 1978 and 1979 Parker raped and murdered five Orange County, California women, attacked a sixth, and killed her unborn child. The women were murdered by bludgeoning with a 2x4, hammer, or mallet.
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