'Willful, Deliberate and Pre-Meditated': California Man Made 'Kill List' Detailing Supplies Needed Before Shooting His Ex-Girlfriend 7 Times

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Source: Fresno County Sheriff's Office; MEGA

Sep. 26 2023, Published 1:16 p.m. ET

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A man had made a “kill list” with supplies needed to take out his ex. Then he carried out his plan.

Now, it will be decades before the killer can hurt another person.

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Kaleo Schreiner, 28, recently was sentenced to 45 years in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend, Megan Troen, in 2015. He previously pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.

Schreiner was eligible under California law for a sentence reduction, but the judge ordered the maximum penalty.

On July 30, 2015, Troen was found floating in the California Aqueduct near Firebaugh, California, according to the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office. She had been shot seven times, including once in the back of the head.

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Authorities identified Schreiner as the suspect in the case. On Aug. 25, 2015, police found him in a garage with a handgun, according to police. He was then arrested on an unrelated charge, according to prosecutors.

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It was later revealed that Schreiner had created a “kill list” that included supplies needed to murder his ex-girlfriend.

The motive for the killing remains unclear — even seven years later.

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“Only Mr. Schreiner knows why he did this and only he knows how much she (Megan Troen) suffered when he shot her seven times,” Judge Arlan Harrell said, according to the Fresno Bee. “It is also very clear that this was a willful, deliberate and pre-meditated murder.”

The victim’s mother, Barbara Troen, provided a letter to the court and it was read as part of the sentencing hearing, according to the Bee. She described how she fought with the medical examiner to see the remains of her daughter.

“My poor baby had no hair, all her gorgeous curly hair was gone,” the mom wrote, according to the Bee. “She had no eyes, and no ears. The fish apparently had a field day with her face. I was not allowed to touch her so I asked for an extra glove and placed it on her forehead and kissed her goodbye.”


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