jailbirds rebecca temme crime
Source: Netflix

'Jailbirds's Rebecca "Baby Girl" Temme Was Just Found Guilty and Will Be Sentenced in June

By

Apr. 23 2020, Updated 4:01 p.m. ET

Netflix's newest docuseries Jailbirds has everyone talking. Whether you've heard about how problematic or exploitative the series is or whether you binged through the whole thing while waiting for the next season of OITNB, chances are you've heard about it one way or another.

Article continues below advertisement

One inmate in particular — Rebecca "Baby Girl" Temme, 36 — is on everyone's lips lately because of the violent crime she committed, for which she was just recently found guilty.

What was Rebecca Temme's crime and where is she now? Keep reading to find out.

jailbirds rebecca temme crime
Source: Netflix
Article continues below advertisement

Rebecca Temme's Crime

When we first meet Rebecca, she's being held in AdSeg (Administrative Segregation), or what most laypeople would think of as solitary confinement. We're first introduced to her by way of Sergeant Hernandez, who declares they've found .01 grams of heroin after doing a shakedown of her cell.

She hopes to "be reclassified as a high GP inmate" and her request is initially approved, but as soon as she is reunited with her sister Shayna — which goes much more sour than planned — she's quickly returned to AdSeg for disruptive behavior.

Article continues below advertisement
jailbirds rebecca temme crime
Source: Netflix

However, her crime is much more serious than being disruptive or even possessing hard drugs. "I'm here for murder and robbery," she tells the cameras in Episode 4 of Jailbirds. "The victim happened to be my wife," she adds. Still, Rebecca says, "I love my mother f---ing life."

Article continues below advertisement

She goes into more detail about the night of the crime and her relationship with Leonora Montoya, who was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head on the morning of March 19, 2017. "She was a good person. She just made some f---ed up decisions," Rebecca recalls.

jailbirds rebecca temme crime
Source: Netflix
Article continues below advertisement

"Prior to that, me and her had a really big falling out. She was a very outspoken person. That was her downfall," she continued. "She got shot, execution style. Then I left. And I know how to drive. And I went on a high-speed chase because I didn't want to get caught. Someone got killed and I got caught."

At the time, that's all Rebecca wanted to say about her case. "I can't really discuss it because I'm still fighting it," she went on. "I regret it. I mean, I feel like you can never forget someone's face when you see them die. And I'll never forget her face. Like, I'll never forget the look she gave me."

Article continues below advertisement
jailbirds rebecca temme crime
Source: Netflix

What happened to Rebecca and where is she now?

After awaiting her trial for over two years, Rebecca finally got her day in court last week. Per the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office, both she and her co-defendent ("co-d" in Jailbirds jargon) were found guilty of one count of murder and two counts of robbery.

Article continues below advertisement

The DA's office also adds that Rebecca has a longer rap sheet. "Temme's criminal history includes convictions for battery upon a peace officer while in custody; aggravated battery while in custody; felony evading a peace officer; and felony vehicle theft," according to the report.

Now, Rebecca faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. Her sentence will be determined on June 28.

Stream Jailbirds on Netflix today.

Advertisement
More from Distractify

More From Distractify

    • CONNECT with Distractify
    • Link to Facebook
    • Link to Twitter
    • Link to Instagram
    • Link to Email Subscribe
    Distractify Logo
    Do Not Sell My Personal Information

    © Copyright 2021 Distractify. Distractify is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.