Richard Paul White is a serial killer from Colorado who was responsible for at least three murders. According to court documents Richard Paul White would sexually assault and murder two women Annaletia Maria Gonzales, 27, and Victoria Lyn Turpin, 32, whose bodies would be buried in his backyard. Richard Paul White was also convicted of the murder of Jason Reichardt, 27, who was fatally shot although Richard Paul White would later say it was an accident. Richard would also be convicted of the sexual assaults and torture of three women who were able to survive. Richard Paul White is serving three life sentences plus 144 years in prison.
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It’s too soon for the little boy to talk about losing his mom, so he pounds a basketball instead.
His younger sister is the one with all the questions about why a serial killer named Richard Paul White took the life of her mother, 25-year-old Torrey Marie Foster.
“She says her mom wasn’t a bad person, so why did he do that to her?” recalled Della Cardoza, 61, Foster’s grandmother, who is caring for the children. “I don’t have an answer.”
Denver police confirmed Tuesday what Cardoza said the family has known since Saturday: A skeleton found last year near Mesita in southern Colorado was that of Foster, an outgoing woman who was studying cosmetology with hopes of a new life
Richard Paul White helped authorities find Foster’s body as part of an agreement in which he pleaded guilty to the murders of two women found buried in the backyard of his former Denver home.
Richard Paul White told investigators how he strangled a woman in 2002 after picking her up at a bus stop near Colfax Avenue in Denver. He helped them locate the remains near his father’s home in Mesita near the New Mexico border in September 2004.
But the victim’s identity was a mystery until the Denver District Attorney’s Office released a sketch that was recognized by Denver homicide Detective Jon Priest, who remembered Foster as a witness in one of his cases.
The District Attorney’s Office then used DNA from Foster’s 9-year-old daughter to confirm the woman’s identity, spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough said.
After being told what happened to their mother, Foster’s daughter and her 11- year-old son did not want to start school in Denver this week, Cardoza said. She urged them to go in order to have some sense of normalcy.
“He’s pretty quiet,” she said of the boy. “He plays basketball. I figure he’s using it as a weapon, just playing and playing and playing.”
The little girl, she said, is inconsolable.
“She wants her mommy. She doesn’t want to stay with me forever,” she said.
Cardoza worries for both children, whom Foster entrusted to her care while in cosmetology school.
“She used to live with me, most of the time,” Cardoza said of her granddaughter. “She was married, and then he left. So she tried to get it together again.”
After his capture in September 2003, Richard Paul White told officers how in January 2002 he picked up a tall, “dark-skinned” woman who was blind in her right eye and drove her to his house at 2885 Albion St., where he strangled her. White said he knew he was fated to kill her because he had a tattoo of a similar woman.
Richard Paul White, now 32, described the woman in detail. He said the tall, thin woman had just gotten her dark, crimped hair done; had perfect teeth; had a bad scar on her forearm; and had children.
In November 2003, White was sentenced to life in prison for strangling Annaletia Maria Gon zales, 27, and Victoria Lyn Tur pin, 32, whose bodies were found in his former backyard.
Because of the deal with prosecutors, which included his help in locating Foster’s remains, Richard Paul White will not be charged with her death, Kimbrough said.
He received an additional 144 years for raping and torturing three of his surviving victims.