"Baseline Killer" Mark Goudeau Sentenced to Death

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"Baseline Killer" Mark Goudeau now has a court-imposed date with death to look forward to.
"Baseline Killer" Mark Goudeau learned his fate this afternoon when a jury sentenced him to death for a murderous crime spree that terrorized Valley residents for nearly a year.

Goudeau was convicted of nine counts of murder last month following a five-month trial. Today, a jury sentenced him to death on each of the nine murder counts.

"A terrible scourge on our community has now been held accountable for his crimes," Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery says. "I appreciate the diligent work of this jury and the time they have devoted to hear the case and arrive at a verdict. It is now the charge of the criminal justice system to see that the sentences for death are carried out as expeditiously as possible."

See our most-recent cover story on the "Baseline Killer" here.


Goudeau initially faced 72 felony counts for his horrific crime spree that began in August 2005 and continued until June 2006.

Of the 72 counts, Goudeau was convicted of all but five -- he was acquitted of three charges of armed robbery or attempted robbery, and one count of kidnapping. On one count of sexual abuse, the jury was hung.

Goudeau was arrested in September 2006 after DNA evidence linked him to a 2005 attack on two sisters in south Phoenix. For those assaults, Goudeau was found guilty of 19 felonies and sentenced to 438 years in prison.

Goudeau is to be formally sentenced by Judge Warren Granville on December 5.

Veteran New Times scribe Paul Rubin's been following the "Baseline Killer" case since it began more than six years ago. Check back to Valley Fever later today for Rubin's take on the sentences.
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Jason
Jason

I learned about Mr. Goudeau's sentence upon my return to Arizona from Boston.

It is an excellent sentence for a mentally sick and disgusting individual like Mr. Goudeau. Hell is nowhere near good enough for him.

His wife is just as mentally sick and disgusting as he is for supporting him. I can't wait till you rot in hell bitch.

I wonder if his victims families will sue him in civil court for wrongful death? I mean, while 9 death sentences is neither justice nor closure, and no amount of money will bring back the victims, their families can rest assured that he will rot away in prison and then be killed by the State of Arizona.

DanielTheDoctor
DanielTheDoctor

I would be willing to waive his sentence to send him to Africa or the American south where he could continue to murder other blacks.

Altoidfan
Altoidfan

This LOW LIFE ANIMAL needs to have our laws punish him appropriately.  He whinesabout being put to death while he tells us how he captured the helpless women andteased them about killing and or raping them. 

Laura
Laura

Enjoy hell you filthy black piece of shit!

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Just because he was convicted doesn't mean he is guilty.    You think they take extra care to make sure the evidence was flawless and beyond reproach for a case that might involve the death penalty?    If you do then you haven't read the multiple sources needed to determine that judgement.   NewTimes is a blog, not a credible source of factual news.  It fulfills an agenda that keeps people distracted and on a path for future societal control.   Look at what they push and what the reaction from their opinions create.  Or just holler like red necks and watch the police state continue to grow while the people are compressed into cities and the government issues jobs it wants you to have.   Be prepared to be poor, monitored and told what to do for the rest of your soulless life.

Sandiegosucks2003
Sandiegosucks2003

our judicial system is a joke..yeah just kill him... to put him out of his misery....he makse out then..maybe we will spend 40k a year on him in jail for yrs while they play games with his death date..CRUEL TORTURE... is needed in cases like this.let a large monkey or lions tear his face off. throw in hard labor camp, make him eat excrement. etc.. no torture should be with held on a devil like this !!!!!!ship him to nuclear fallout area in japan or syberia with no coat.

Roro
Roro

Did anyone really expect anything else?

SternFaceSam
SternFaceSam

I know, right? I would much rather see him simply hung outside the courthouse immediately following the sentencing. Hopefully he will get choked out or shanked to death in prision by someone looking for revenge.Still good to see this filth removed from the living.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

Oh Boy, another person sentenced to death that will cost the tax payers millions of dollars on appeals. GREAT WORK AZ!

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

maybe, although that doesn't bring back the people he murdered, and shows AZ is a cold blooded murdering state. State-sponsored murder is not right. I would actually rather know that they are locked in a hole and can't get away.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

bunch of idiotic moronic racist Arizonans. Could it get any better?

Emily
Emily

Blacks would owe me, but I too would be willing to sacrifice to let this guy be moved to Africa or the American South.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

why not just call him a piece of shit? you racist?

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

what societal control? by whom?

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

In AZ, nope not really. We are bloodthirsty here.

Nipplingo
Nipplingo

I had expected one of the victim's family members, or even his victim wife Wendy, to blow his freaking faggot brain out on the way to court. But, it didn't happen, yet.

A Jury of Your Peers
A Jury of Your Peers

Yeah, but look at the plus side...Do you have any idea how much it would cost to confine Mark Goudeau to prison until his release date on March 21, 2442 ???

I was accidentally exposed to all this Baseline Killer crap in July 2006. Back then I lived on Pinchot Dr. just two blocks from the Goudeau's residence.

I have no particular truck with the Phoenix P.D., however, the way they handled the increased incidence of crime during the 2005-2006 time period, the many mistakes they made, the collusion, the dissention, the manipulation of standard code & procedure by many officers and superiors; the whining, tattling and childish backstabbing within competing departments, and the mindlessly unacceptable time span for evidence processing at the forensic crime lab make this entire episode smell like shit.

You can keep your esoteric bullshit "DNA evidence", I ain't playin'.

"Oh, goody, goody, we got us some of that there DNA shit off of that there rapeded chick's titties from down there at South Park back like a long time back ago. So nows we's be gotten all that there scio - tiffuk type stuff that there ain't nobody knows a fuck about, so iffen we's fucks it all up, ain't nobody gonna tell us nuthun, cause ain't nobody knows shit on it."DNA is only disciplined by the few folks who came up with it, and that leaves too much room for error and deliberation.The ballistics evidence that claimed the use of the same gun in all the crimes is more a credible argument, because it can be demonstrated. Not like some double-helix double-talk and a bunch of confusing lines on some stupid little chart.I was not at any of the crime scenes in question so I can't say whether Goudeau is or is not a robber-raper-killer-chomo, but given the historical performance of all human beings, and the overly histrionic assholes of our little civic center, anything anyone tries to tell me I'm going to doubt it.

For Mark Goudeau, his days are numbered, he is now dead. So who cares ?In a world where whitey racist shitfucks are the official shot callers who say what goes, it doesn't matter... after all Mark Goudeau was born one of them there niggers, and that, more than all the rest, makes him guilty as charged. He has always been guilty - ever since he broke his Mom's water.

Dirks
Dirks

You know PTCGAZ, your comments demonstrate time and again that you are willing to spin any opinion you disagree with into an insult against Arizona followed by a statement of your most gracious and perfect opinion. You demonstrate again and again how juvenile and predictable your opinions are. Apparently, your thinking processes have never progressed beyond your TV shows. Read book. Then, get back to us.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

Racists like them and bigots like you are cut from the same cloth. You are no better than they are.

Ghost33
Ghost33

They are just as vile and abhorrent as a white supremacist. Some of them are no different than Mark Goudeau. They just haven't killed any innocent yet, because of the color of one's skin.

Triple-6 Gun Mane
Triple-6 Gun Mane

He's just miserable and pathetic. He sounds like the next suicide victim to me. And if he does have a wife at home, I hope he doesn't do any harm to her. But I doubt he's married, if he's so miserable as he sounds.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

so basically you are one of those that thinks we should murder people in cold blood for sport?

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

I didn't read your book, to know that it would be cheaper for him to be convicted of life in prison w/o parole.

Laura
Laura

I hope he suffers horribly. And you too. I didn't even read that shit you wrote.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

no, my thinking is more like those people from other states that aren't as ignorant, bloodthirsty or trigger happy as the morons that reside in AZ.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

it's funny, but I have noticed the same thing. The Death Penalty is applied to mostly Non-white people. It's one of the reasons I am against it.

Emily
Emily

What do you have against snaggle-toothed racists you faggot?

Johnny Skee Mask
Johnny Skee Mask

Do you ever noticed that snaggle-toothed racists jumble, jibe and moonhowl whenever a nonwhite commits a crime. They call for the death of them. But when a demented and bitter white man commits a more heinous crime, they remain silent. It must be okay for the racists if a sinister white criminal commits a crime. Even if its white on white crime.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

oh really? I would never murder anyone. I would never ask for someone to be put to death cause they are black, white, purple, brown, yellow, red, pink or blue. GET IT?

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

yeah. I am not racist, and I know that evil people exist in all races, religions, etc.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

yeah he sounds like he needs to take his meds or something.

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