Wikipedia: James Clifford Carson (aka Michael Bear Carson) (born 1950) and Suzan Barnes Carson (born 1942) were serial killers reported to have been active in several countries and regions in the late 1970s and early 1980s - particularly, in the San Francisco Bay Area.
1941 – James Clifford Carson (a.k.a. Michael Bear Carson), born.
1950 – Susan Barnes Carson (aka Suzan Bear Carson), born.
1977 – James and Susan married.
1980 – Couple return from Europe, settle in Haight-Ashbury quarter, San Francisco.
Jan. 12, 1983 – Jon Charles Hellyar (30), murdered, between Bakersfield and Santa Rosa.
Mar. 1981 – Karen Barnes (23) (no relation to Suzan), murdered; stabbed thirteen times and her skull crushed before being wrapped in a blanket and hidden in the basement.
May 1982 – Clark Stephens, murdered; shot by Michael. Humboldt County.
Nov. 1982 – Michael arrested, then freed by error. Humboldt County.
Mar. 10, 1983 – Couple arrested; “The only way Michael and Suzan would confess, however, was via a press conference. A press conference was held, and it got pretty weird, pretty fast. The pair ranted about George Orwell’s 1984, President Reagan as the devil, and why witches needed to be killed. They said that Allah told Suzan where to kill the witches and Michael was the executioner for them. After six hours of ranting, the two were arrested for three counts of first degree murder amongst other crimes.
Jun. 9(?), 1984 – Trial begins; 3 days; both pled not guilty.
Jun. 12, 1984 – the Carsons were convicted first of Barnes' murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Date? – they were convicted of the murders of Stephens and Hellyar, for which they received sentences of 50 years to life and 75 years to life, respectively.
1989 – First District Court of Appeal, affirmed their third conviction as it had previously done on the other two convictions.
Dec. 2, 2015 – Suzan denied parole.
For more cases of this type, see: Occult Female Serial Killers
For similar cases, see: Female Serial Killer Bandits