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70-Year-Olds Sentenced to Life
Olga Rutterschmidt, 75, second from left and Helen Golay, 77, background at the Criminal Courts building in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 15, 2008. Rutterschmidt moments later received the same sentence..(AP Photo/Genaro Molina, Pool)
They befriended homeless men, gave them life insurance policies for two years, killed them by running over them, claimed their deaths as hit and runs and collected on the insurance. Nearly $3 million was collected between the two men they setup before getting caught. After the second death in 2005 is when authorities became suspicious -- similar incident, similar injuries.
Each woman was convicted of two counts of murder and conspiracy to commit murder for financial gain. The death penalty was not sought due to the women's ages. Both women, of course, are appealing.