Serial Catter Series #7 DOROTHEA “KITTY” PUENTE ACRYLIC

Dorothea “Kitty” Puente  depicts Sacramento, California serial killer Dorothea Puente a.k.a. the Black Widow.  In the 1980s, Puente ran a boarding house out of her Victorian home in Sacramento, California, and cashed the Social Security checks of her elderly and mentally disabled boarders. Those who complained were drugged, killed and buried in her yard. Newspapers dubbed her death house landlady.  In 1993, she was charged with the murder of nine people, convicted on three counts and sentenced to two life terms.  Puente died at 82 in 2011.

Date
2014
Medium
acrylic and cat whiskers on canvas
Size
8"x10"






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