Mar. 22, 1961 Castro Valley Alameda County California, USA
Dec. 27, 2005 San Quentin Marin County California, USA
Stuart Alexander was a lifelong resident of San Leandro, California, and was the youngest of three brothers. He inherited the Santos Linguica Factory and proclaimed himself the "Sausage King," running a thriving business for many years. As time went by, he cultivated a contentious relationship with the several USDA inspectors who were assigned to oversee his business operations in terms of cooking temperature, cleanliness, and other health concerns. He felt that these inspectors were harassing him unnecessarily. On June 21, 2000, when the inspectors entered the premises for their daily inspection, he shot three of them dead. A fourth inspector escaped by running down the street. He was convicted of the murders and sentenced to death on February 15, 2005. While awaiting execution on California's death row at San Quentin State Prison, he died of a pulmonary embolism on December 27, 2005. Beloved son of Shirley Eckhart and the late Herman "Tweedy" Alexander. Dear brother of the late Stefen E. Alexander and Stanley Alexander. Also survived by other relatives. A native of Castro Valley. Age 44 years.
Alameda Times-Star 12/30/05.
Stuart was a 1979 graduate of San Leandro High School. (bio by: countedx58)