Executed Inmate Summary – Donald Beardslee

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Donald BeardsleeName: Beardslee, Donald
CDC# C-82702
Sex: M

Alias: None

Date Received: 03/14/1984

Education: Unknown

Location: San Quentin State Prison

Married: No


County of Trial: San Mateo

Sentence Date: 03/12/1984

County of Residence: Unknown

County of Offense: San Mateo

Offense Date: 04/25/1981

Court Action: Affirmed

Court Date: 03/25/1991

Case #: C10632

Victims: Patty Geddling, Stacie Benjamin

Co-Defendant: None


Donald Beardslee was convicted of First Degree Murder in the deaths of two young women, Patty Geddling and Stacie Benjamin, on April 25, 1981, in an apparent drug-related murder. At the time of the murders, Beardslee was on parole for murder in Missouri.


Donald Beardslee was executed by lethal injection at San Quentin State Prison on Jan. 19, 2005. He was pronounced dead at 12:29 a.m. There were no last words.