Q: In the late 1960s in south Sacramento, on Mangrum Avenue, some guy shot his wife and two girls. Can you tell what became of the guy?
A: Albert Doyle McQuiston was sentenced to life in prison for the slaying of his wife and two daughters on April 24, 1969.
McQuiston, a 35-year-old truck driver, was convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting of his wife, Kay Sadako, 37, and first-degree murder for killing his daughters, 11-year-old Lillian and 10-year-old Anna, in their home at 2170 Mangrum Avenue.
The public defender based his defense on an emotional instability diagnosis of McQuiston by Army medical personnel in 1953, according to a story in The Sacramento Bee.The attorney told the jury that the shootings were a result of the “heat of passion” followingn a two-hour argument between McQuiston and his wife.
McQuiston’s wife had filed for divorce the day before the shootings and her husband was making a last-ditch effort for reconciliation, the defense attorney said.