1981: Robert Jackson Thompson molested and murdered Orange County Register newspaper delivery boy Benjamin Brenneman, 12, who came to his Anaheim apartment while making collections on Aug. 25, 1981.
The victim’s hogtied body was found in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Thompson had been paroled four months earlier after serving time for molesting a 14-year-old boy at knifepoint.
He was sentenced to death in 1983, but died at age 60 of natural causes on Death Row in 2006.
Pictured above: 2006 photo of Kay Brenneman, holding a photo of her son, Benjamin who was murdered in 1981. File photo by Bruce Chambers, The Orange County Register