Patricia Esparza

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Woman Gets Prison Time for Alleged Rapist's 1995 Killing

Norma Esparza pointed out Gonzalo Ramirez in a bar, then he was killed

(Newser) - Norma Patricia Esparza was a Southern California college student in 1995 when she says she was raped by a man she met at a bar. Weeks later, she went back to the same spot and pointed him out to her ex-boyfriend. He and two others followed the man, Gonzalo Ramirez,... More »

Professor Faces Trial for Alleged Rapist's Murder

California says she was accomplice 18 years ago

(Newser) - A psychology professor from a Swiss university is in a California jail, charged with helping murder the man she says raped her in 1995. Patricia Esparza, 39, was arrested last year in the cold case when she returned to the US for an academic conference. Authorities say 18 years ago,... More »

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