Francisca Ballesteros

The Black Widow of Valencia

  Active for 15 years
(1990-2004) in Spain




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Francisca Ballesteros The Black Widow of Valencia. Born in 1969. Poisoned her husband (Antonio González Barribino), daughter (Sandra Barribino) and daughter (Florinda Barribino ). Antonio Barribino, her 12-year-old son was poisoned but survived after hospitalization. Florinda was only 5 months old when she died from poisoning. Francisca Ballesteros used Colme, Zolpidem and Bromazepam to poison her family. Arrested on June 7, 2004. Sentenced on September 26, 2005 to a term of 84 years in prison. Barribino later confessed that she was planning on running away with men she talked to on the internet.

Francisca Ballesteros Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Francisca Ballesteros (aka) The Black Widow of Valencia, was active for 15 years between 1990-2004, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 3 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: Spain

Francisca Ballesteros was born on January 1st 1969 in Valencia, Spain. Francisca Ballesteros was physically abused at some point of her life.

Francisca Ballesteros a heterosexual female citizen of Spain. She Married to Antonio González Barribino. She had 3 Children (Sandra, Florinda and Antonio).

In 1990 (Age 21/21) Francisca Ballesteros started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to murder her victims. She was known to kill at both her home and the home of the victim. At the time of her crimes she was living in\with Husband and children in Melilla Spain.

She was arrested on June 7th 2004 (Age 35), convicted on September 26th 2006 (Age 37), sentenced to 84 Years in Prison at Spain. She was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during her lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 73%
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Francisca Ballesteros has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 1 month ago.

Francisca Ballesteros a known:

Francisca Ballesteros
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Updated: 2018-10-09 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Francisca Ballesteros
Nickname: The Black Widow of Valencia
Victims: 3 - 3
Years Active: 1990 - 2004
Ages Active: 21/21 - 35/35
Active Countries: Spain
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1969 -     
Gender: Female
Citizenship: Spain
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Marital Status: Married to Antonio González Barribino
Children: 3 Children (Sandra, Florinda and Antonio)
Living With: Husband and children in Melilla Spain
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jan 1, 1969
Given Name: Francisca
Birth Location: Valencia, Spain
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Rasied By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree: N/A

Arrested: Jun 7, 2004 (Age 35)
Convicted: Sep 26, 2006 (Age 37)
Sentence: 84 Years in Prison
Prison Location: Spain
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: FALSE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
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The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Francisca Ballesteros (1990-2004).

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Boolean Questions:
living with children TRUE 129
physically abused TRUE 104
kill at killers home TRUE 147
kill at victims home TRUE 144
physically defect FALSE 133
speach defect FALSE 130
head injury FALSE 131
previous crimes FALSE 165
previous jail FALSE 162
previous prision FALSE 156
used weapon FALSE 179
used gun FALSE 178
rape FALSE 262
torture FALSE 183
stalk FALSE 173
blindfold FALSE 147
bound FALSE 148
strangle FALSE 227
sex with body FALSE 176
mutilated FALSE 183
ate part of body FALSE 193
drank blood FALSE 182
posed body FALSE 151
totem body part FALSE 151
totem personal item FALSE 148
robbed FALSE 166

Books that Mention Francisca Ballesteros

Book: Enciclopedia del crimen y el sadism... (mentions serial killer Francisca Ballesteros)
Gamboa, Erlantz
Enciclopedia del crimen y el sadismo
Book: Enciclopedia del crimen y el sadism... (mentions serial killer Francisca Ballesteros)
Paul Weightman
The Glencaple Murder's
Book: Enciclopedia del crimen y el sadism... (mentions serial killer Francisca Ballesteros)
Rafael Reig
Siete crímenes casi perfectos
Book: Enciclopedia del crimen y el sadism... (mentions serial killer Francisca Ballesteros)
Francisca Paredes-Me...
Voces de Espana

4 Books that mention Serial Killer
Francisca Ballesteros

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
8415370458 Enciclopedia del crimen y... 6
1291006168 The Glencaple Murder's 61
8483068826 Siete crímenes casi perfe... 4
1285530241 Voces de Espana 1

Francisca Ballesteros (born 1969) is a Spanish woman who poisoned to death her first baby, a five month old daughter, in 1990. Fourteen years later, in 2004, she killed her husband and second daughter because she had met a man on the Internet and wanted to run away from her parenting and marriage to be with her new found lover. Ballesteros then tried to poison her twelve-year-old son, although he survived after eight months of recovery.

External References
  1. Q3775613 on,
    Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
Internal References

Francisca Ballesteros is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

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  2. #50 of 65 [ Page 4 ] of
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