Francisca Ballesteros (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
and Bromazepam. 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
On June 7, 2004 Ballesteros was arrested and
confessed to the murders.
On September 26, 2005, Francisca Ballesteros was
sentenced to a term of 84 years in prison.
Francisca Ballesteros and Antonio Gonzalez their wedding day.