DUI Child Killer Murdered in San Quentin

Edward Schaefer killed 10 days into 24-year sentence

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 28, 2010 4:33 AM CDT | Updated Jul 28, 2010 5:11 AM CDT

(Newser) – A man convicted of murder for killing a 9-year-old girl while driving drunk was murdered in San Quentin prison just 10 days into a 24-year sentence. Investigators believe Edward Schaefer, 44, was stabbed to death with a homemade knife by inmate Frank Souza in the prison's reception yard, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Souza is serving a 60-years-to-life sentence for the murder of a homeless man.

Schaefer already had nine DUI convictions when he drove his motorcycle into Melody Osheroff and her father at a crosswalk last year, killing her and critically wounding him. "I'm not one of those people who rejoice in such things," Melody's mother said of Schaefer's killing. 'I don't think people being slain by another person is justified. I wanted him to be there long enough to think about what he had done."


Convicted murderer Frank Anthony Souza, 31, is the only suspect in Schaefer's killing.
Convicted murderer Frank Anthony Souza, 31, is the only suspect in Schaefer's killing.   (San Quentin State Prison)
Edward Schaefer, 44.
Edward Schaefer, 44.   (San Quentin State Prison)
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