March 12th, 2004
The 6,500-square-foot lot used to hold a home of Marcus Wesson, who murdered nine of his children. He had fathered them with his wife, daughters and nieces. The victims were each shot once in the eye and stacked like kindling in a back bedroom, in antique coffins. The victims were Sebhrenah April Wesson (age 25), Elizabeth Breahi Kina Wesson (age 17),Illabelle Carrie Wesson (age 8), Aviv Dominique Wesson (age 7), Johnathon St Charles Wesson (age 7), Ethan St Laurent Wesson (age 4), Marshey St Christopher Wesson (age 1), Jeva St Vladensvspry Wesson (age 1), and Sedona Vadra Wesson (age 1). Wesson was convicted of nine counts of first-degree murder on June 17, 2005, and also found guilty on 14 counts of forcible rape and the sexual molestation of seven of his daughters and nieces. Wesson was sentenced to death on June 27, 2005 and is currently in San Quentin State Prison. In 2016, the vacant lot was sold for $46,000 to the state Public Works Board on behalf of the California High-Speed Rail Authority.