Brooke Marie Rottiers was convicted of a murder that would end up with her taking up residence on California death row. According to court documents Brooke Marie Rottiers and two others would convince two men to go to their hotel room where they were brutally murdered and robbed. Brooke Rottiers who was working as a hooker convinced the two men to follow her to a hotel room where the other two people were waiting. Once inside of the room the men were forced to strip and then were beaten and then strangled. The trio would dispose of the bodies however they were soon under arrest and it did not take long for the criminals to turn on each other. Brooke Rottiers would be the only on to end up on death row.
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|Inmate Name||ROTTIERS, BROOKE MARIE|
|Current Location||Central California Women’s Facility|
|Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year)||CONDEMNED|
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Three separate juries have convicted a prostitute, her boyfriend and another woman who lured two men to a Corona motel room where they were robbed and killed.Jurors, all hearing evidence in the same case, found Brooke Rottiers, Omar Tyree Hutchinson and Franchune Dyuel Epps guilty of murder and a special circumstance of robbery. The verdicts were read Friday.
The penalty phase for Brooke Rottiers began Tuesday. Jurors will determine if she should face a death sentence. Epps and Hutchinson both face life in prison without parole.The trio was convicted of killing Marvin Gabriel, 22, and Milton Chavez, 28, two Riverside day laborers whose decomposing bodies were found by Riverside County sheriff’s deputies hogtied with electrical cords and bright-pink duct tape. The men were gagged with panties and found with plastic bags around their neck with bras and cords, according to court records.Authorities found the bodies when inspecting an abandoned Honda Accord left in the Gavilan Hills area in August 2006, near Lake Mathews in Riverside County.Prosecutors said two men went to the El Paraiso bar in Riverside the night of the killing.
Cell phone records show Brooke Rottiers, now 30, who was working as a prostitute, was in the same area with Epps, 26.The two men and the defendants then went to a Corona motel. Epps was accused of pulling a gun as Brooke Rottiers ordered Hutchinson to strip them down and rob them. Brooke Rottiers believed she may have killed one of the men accidentally, Deputy District Attorney Sean Lafferty said. Rottiers then beat the two men and strangled them.Hutchinson’s attorney, Ryan Markson said Hutchinson admitted to helping her dispose of the bodies but denied taking part in the robbery.A motel guest told detectives Brooke Rottiers, who went by the nickname “Kraizie” described how the men were strangled and smothered with pillowcases as they suffered. Brooke Rottiers, who was arguing with Hutchinson about borrowing a car, said she was worried about police finding her DNA. In the room, police found the same pink duct tape used to tape a plastic bag over one man’s head after a wash cloth was shoved down his throat.”It’s horrific. It’s one of the most disturbing murders I’ve seen”, Lafferty said. “It’s not an instantaneous death. It’s a very personal brutal, intimate way to kill somebody”.
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A prostitute has been sentenced to death for her role in luring
two day laborers to a Corona motel before strangling them.
Judge Helios Hernandez followed a Riverside jury’s
recommendation that Brooke Marie Rottiers, 30, of Corona, receive
the death penalty, rather than life in prison, for her crimes.
Rottiers was convicted of two counts of murder committed during
a robbery for the August 2006 deaths of Marvin Gabriel, 22, and
Milton Chavez, 28.
The decomposed bodies of both men were found later, hogtied and
gagged in the trunk of an abandoned car in the Gavilan Hills area
of Lake Mathews.
Omar Tyree Hutchinson, 34, and Franchune Dyuel Epps, 26, were
also convicted of murder, but prosecutors did not seek the death
penalty in their cases. They were convicted in participating in the
killing by holding both men at gunpoint and helping dispose of the
Prosecutors said Rottiers met the victims in a Riverside bar and
lured them to the motel with promises of sex. Rottiers ordered them
to strip at gunpoint before tying them up and robbing them. She
then beat them and strangled them with electrical cords and women’s
“The deaths of the two victims was prolonged. It was not quick.
The victims had time to appreciate their impending doom,” Hernandez
said, according to court minutes. “The defendant had time to
appreciate the victims’ impending death.”
The judge declined a defense attorney’s motion to reduce the
sentence to life in prison.
“We showed strong evidence that when Ms. Rottiers was not on
drugs and homeless, she actually took good care of her kids and her
family,” Rottiers’ attorney Chad Firetag said. “This was not to
excuse the crime and denigrate what happened.”
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