Executed Inmate Summary – Donald Beardslee

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Name: 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.