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Daniel J. Blackburn has been a journalist most of his professional life -- with brief forays into the bowels of government (for educational purposes only) where he spent time as an executive in California's water industry; a lobbyist; and a legislative aide. He's also an author; co-founder of a daily news website in California, CalCoastNews.com; and a fairly competent videographer. He's dad to three sons, Patrick, Alan, and Joey, and lives with his wife Maria amid SOME of the world's great producers of fine wines.

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Human Harvest Cover
Human Harvest

The Sacramento Murder Story
by Daniel J. Blackburn

Garrett County Press Digital

306 pages

nonfiction
murder & mayhem
crime

2.99 U.S.

Cover design by Kevin Stone



Ebook: Kindle, iBooks, Nook, Kobo
"Extremely disturbing and thought-provoking, this well-paced book, written by a Sacramento reporter who knew Puente personally, is highly recommended."
--Library Journal

Dorothea Gray Johanson Montalvo Puente was a female serial killer, an extremely rare phenomenon in the annals of American crime. She took advantage of a flaw in the Social Security laws to carve a lifelong career out of exploiting elderly, ill, often-helpless people. She established herself in positions of trust in order to steal these people's only source of income, then drugged them to expedite her chicanery and, finally, murdered them. Dorothea did not exist in a vacuum. She simply took full advantage of a system that fails to protect America's most helpless citizens. A stubborn and unreasonable refusal to correct a faulty administrative code has perpetuated the callous exploitation of the elderly, allowing people like Dorothea to operate all over the country, in communities large and small.


To watch a Discovery Investigation based on the events in this book, click here.
To read a story about this ebook release, click here.

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