Francisca Ballesteros

The Black Widow of Valencia, The Poisoner of Melilla

  Active for 15 years
(1990-2004) in Spain




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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 9 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 4 Books About Francisca Ballesteros
  14. 3 External References
  15. Internal References

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 5 years ago.

Francisca Ballesteros a known:

Francisca Ballesteros
Serial Killer Profile:

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
Birth Month: January
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
Raised 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
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Francisca Ballesteros

The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Francisca Ballesteros. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Jan 01 1969Francisca Ballesteros was born in Valencia, Spain.  #19690101
Jan 01 1989
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
(Age 21/22)
Francisca Ballesteros started her serial killing spree. #1990
Jan 01 1999
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
(Age 35/36)
Francisca Ballesteros ended her serial killing spree. #2004
Jun 07 2004
(Age 35)
Francisca Ballesteros arrested. #20040607
Sep 26 2005
(Age 36)
Francisca Ballesteros was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment, 84 years at Spain.  #20050926
Jan 01 2009
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Jan 01 2019
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
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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 268
physically abused TRUE 231
kill at killers home TRUE 320
kill at victims home TRUE 323
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
previous crimes FALSE 367
previous jail FALSE 352
previous prision FALSE 336
used weapon FALSE 453
used gun FALSE 451
rape FALSE 453
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354
robbed FALSE 418

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: The Glencaple Murder's (mentions serial killer Francisca Ballesteros)
Paul Weightman
The Glencaple Murder's
Book: Siete crímenes casi perfectos (mentions serial killer Francisca Ballesteros)
Rafael Reig
Siete crímenes casi perfectos
Book: Voces de Espana (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. #10 of 10[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Spain
  2. #20 of 651[ Page 2 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  3. #50 of 55[ Page 4 ] of Capricorn Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #51 of 56[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in January
  5. #56 of 75[ Page 4 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #100 of 651[ Page 7 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  7. #287 of 651[ Page 20 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  8. #550 of 651[ Page 37 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Francisca Ballesteros is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Age of Serial Killer by Date, Killers By Astrological Sign, Killers By Birth Month, Sexual Preference, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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