Bakersfield woman murdered in Wyoming


A woman from Bakersfield and her parents are dead after being gunned down inside their Wyoming ranch home.

The two teens charged with the triple homicide appeared in a Wyoming courtroom today, telling the judge the duo didn't intend on killing anyone.

Ildiko Freitas,40 grew up in Bakersfield and attended The University of Wyoming before moving to Clark with her husband about seven years ago.

On Saturday, Freitas was at her ranch with her parents when investigators say 19-year-old Steven Hammer and 18-year-old Tanner Vanpelt came onto their property with intentions of stealing an a vehicle.

Authorities say the two teens first shot Freitas, then they killed her mother in the basement. As the teens attempted to leave the house, they shot her father in the garage, shooting him twice in the back.

"What I heard from a neighbor who saw a car pull up into the house and 20 minutes later that car and the homeowners car went down the road,” said neighbor Robert Bushman.

The suspects admitted to investigators they stole the guns used in the triple murder from a local gun store.

Investigators also say the vigilance of neighbors in the area played a huge role in capturing the suspects.




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