Summary of Offense:
Mendoza, a Vietnam War veteran, was sentenced to death for raping and killing a 68-year-old woman at an assisted living apartment complex in 2007. Frederick Mendoza pleaded guilty in District Court to killing Rita Kremberg. Mendoza, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, sexually assaulted and stabbed Kremberg 18 times and slit her throat with a steak knife, authorities said. Mendoza and Kremberg lived at Destination Senior Living at Spring Valley, near Jones Boulevard and Flamingo Road, but didn't know each other.
Mendoza was sentenced to death on November 25, 2008.