Facts of the Crime:
On September 6, 1987, Delano High School student Florence "Meme" Hildreth was 17 and lived with her mother when she was raped and murdered by Rodney Berryman. Her death ended what seemed a hopeful and promising future. She was vice president of the Black Student Union, competed in track and was training to become a medical receptionist. She was survived by a large family.
Berryman was sentenced to death in Kern County on November 28, 1988.