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Kibbe, former Ceres businessman, sentenced in slayings
Roger Reece Kibbe, the former Ceres businessman and who later became known as the I-5 Killer, was sentenced last week to six terms of life with no possibility of parole.

The stone-faced 70-year-old walked into a Stockton courtroom last week and received word that he will never see life outside of prison.

In a deal to avoid the death penalty, in September Kibbe pled guilty to the charges that he raped and killed six women between 1977 and 1986. His last victim was 19-year-old Stephanie Brown, whose body was found July 15, 1986, off Highway 12. It wasn't until 2003 when DNA science allowed police to connect Kibbe to Brown's death.

Kibbe also raped and killed 29-year-old Barbara Ann Scott, who was kidnapped in Pittsburg on July 3, 1986.

In court Pamela Reed, Scott's sister, let Kibbe have it when she said, "I cannot fathom how a so-called human being could do such things to a woman. ... I thank God that you will never hurt another woman for the rest of your pathetic life."

Carmen Anselmi, whose daughter Charmaine Sabrah, 25, was kidnapped near Thornton on Aug. 17, 1986, broke down in court as she said she had forgiven Kibbe.

His other victims were 25-year-old Katherine Quinones who was picked up by Kibbe on the streets of Sacramento on Nov. 5, 1986; and 21-year-old Lou Ellen Burleigh who disappeared Sept. 11, 1977; and Lora Heedick, 21, who was kidnapped on April 21, 1986, in Modesto, then was raped and murdered.

Since 1987, Kibbe has been serving a sentence of 25 years to life for the 1987 murder of Darcie Frackenpohl. The 17-year-old had run away from her Seattle home and was working as a prostitute when Kibbe found her in West Sacramento.

San Joaquin County prosecutors felt that the death penalty wasn't an option because of his age and the slow rate in which executions occur in California.