Summary of Offense:
Sentenced to death for murdering her four daughters and then setting their home ablaze on July 1, 1998. Jaqlene Marie Folden, 5, Kristl Dawn Folden, 7, Rashel Holly Nieves, 11, and Nikolet Amber Nieves, 12, were clad in their pajamas when they were found dead in sleeping bags and bedding in the kitchen. The woman's 14-year-old son, David, was hospitalized briefly for smoke inhalation and is now living with his father. Nieves killed her children to prevent their father from getting custody.
Nieves was sentenced to death in Los Angeles County on October 6, 2000.