That’s what happened with James Marlow, an ex-convict from Kentucky who was known as “The Folsom Wolf,” and his girlfriend, Cynthia Coffman, a former cocktail waitress.
He got the death penalty in 1990 for abducting, raping and strangling Lynel Murray, 19, of Huntington Beach on Nov. 12, 1986.
Coffman was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Both received death in San Bernardino County in 1989 for kidnapping, raping and murdering Corinna D. Novis, 20, of Redlands three days before Murray was abducted at a dry cleaning business where she worked.
Coffman, who had “Property of the Folsom Wolf” tattooed on her rear end, is one of a handful of women on Death Row in California.
Pictured above: ” I dont want to die,” says Cynthia Coffman, as she pleads for her life in this 1989 Register File Photo.