Theresa Jimmy Knorr got a hostile reception from her former husband when she was arraigned on charges of killing two of her daughters.
"I hope you burn in hell for what you did to my kids, woman," Robert Knorr Sr. yelled Monday as his ex-wife was escorted into the courtroom. She showed no visible reaction, and officers warned Robert Knorr to be quiet.Robert Knorr, who divorced his ex-wife in 1970, also wept during the hearing.
Theresa Knorr, 47, is accused of conspiring with two of her sons, William Knorr and Robert Knorr Jr., to torture and kill two of her daughters, Sheila Gay Sanders and Suesan Marline Knorr.
Sanders, Knorr's 20-year-old daughter by an earlier marriage, was beaten, locked in a closet and starved to death and her body was dumped in a cardboard box in the Sierra Nevada in 1985, authorities say.
Suesan Knorr, 17, was doused with gasoline and burned alive near Squaw Valley in July 1984, officials say.
Theresa Knorr was arrested in Salt Lake City after a third daughter, living in Sandy, told police her mother and brothers killed a sister and half-sister nearly a decade ago.
Theresa Knorr did not enter a plea on Monday. Superior Court Judge J. Richard Couzens continued the arraignment hearing to Jan. 10. Assistant Public Defender D. Mickey Sampson was named to represent Knorr, who says she wants to be called Theresa Cross.
William Knorr was also arraigned Monday.
Sampson said he had had time to review only a small amount of the evidence in the case, but he said it appeared his client had been "tried and convicted already by the media."