Francisca Ballesteros

The Black Widow of Valencia, The Poisoner of Melilla

  Active for 15 years
(1990-2004) in Spain




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Francisca Ballesteros a Spanish serial killer known as The Black Widow of Valencia and The Poisoner of Melilla. 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 eight-months of hospitalization. Florinda was only 5-months-old when she died from poisoning. Francisca Ballesteros used Colme, Zolpidem and Bromazepam to poison her family. Francisca Ballesteros was arrested in 2004 and sentenced to to a term of eighty-four years in prison on September 26th 2005. 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, The Poisoner of Melilla, 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 three 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 with her husband and children in Melilla Spain.

She was arrested on June 7th 2004 (Age 35), convicted on September 26th 2005 (Age 36), sentenced to life imprisonment, 84 years 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 2 months ago.

Francisca Ballesteros a known:

Francisca Ballesteros
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Updated: 2019-01-14 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Francisca Ballesteros
Nickname: The Black Widow of Valencia, The Poisoner of Melilla
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
Astrological Sign: Capricorn
Dec 22 - Jan 20
Marital Status: married to Antonio González Barribino
Children: three children, Sandra, Florinda and Antonio
Living With: her 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:

Arrested: Jun 7, 2004 (Age 35)
Convicted: Sep 26, 2005 (Age 36)
Sentence: life imprisonment, 84 years
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 230
physically abused TRUE 194
kill at killers home TRUE 271
kill at victims home TRUE 271
physically defect FALSE 251
speach defect FALSE 250
head injury FALSE 249
previous crimes FALSE 287
previous jail FALSE 281
previous prision FALSE 274
used weapon FALSE 345
used gun FALSE 341
rape FALSE 396
torture FALSE 339
stalk FALSE 327
blindfold FALSE 288
bound FALSE 302
strangle FALSE 340
sex with body FALSE 337
mutilated FALSE 344
ate part of body FALSE 356
drank blood FALSE 347
posed body FALSE 291
totem body part FALSE 288
totem personal item FALSE 284
robbed FALSE 321

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.
  2. Francisca Ballesteros on, Retrieved on Jan 14, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Francisca BALLESTEROS on, Retrieved on Jan 14, 2019.
Internal References

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

  1. #20 of 636 [ Page 2 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  2. #53 of 56 [ Page 4 ] of Capricorn Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #56 of 74 [ Page 4 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #96 of 636 [ Page 7 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  5. #229 of 636 [ Page 16 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  6. #539 of 636 [ Page 36 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Francisca Ballesteros is included in: Serial Killers By Gender, Age of Serial Killer by Date, Killers By Astrological Sign, Sexual Preference, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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