In a news story that transfixed the country in the winter of 1999, three Yosemite park tourists were murdered in a crime that shattered the serene image of one of America's most treasured places.
Silvina and Juli
Juli Sund, right, and Silvina Pelosso pose on a stone wall in Yosemite National Park. They disappeared, along with Juli's mother, Carole Sund, on Feb 15, 1999, during a trip to Yosemite.
Carole Sund, in an undated family photo. She was known as an organized woman, the kind of person who would never veer from her planned route.
This is a view of the Cedar Lodge seen Monday, July 26, 1999, in El Portal, Calif. This is where Carole Sund, Juli Sund, and Silvina Pelosso encountered their murderer.
In a photograph taken by Juli Sund, Carole Sund, left, is shown with Silvina Pelosso, right, in their room at the Cedar Lodge in El Portal shortly before they were killed.
In a photograph that was released by her grandfather, Juli Sund does a handstand in her room at the Cedar Lodge in El Portal, Calif., shortly before she was killed.
A Grisly Discovery
This where a car with two burned bodies in the trunk was found in Long Barn, Calif., shown Sunday, March 21, 1999. The bodies were later identified as Carole Sund and Silvina Pelosso.
James Powers leaves a courthouse in San Jose, Calif., July 17, 2002, after testifying in the trial of Cary Stayner. Powers discovered the burned-out car that held the bodies of two Yosemite tourists.
Joie Ruth Armstrong, a naturalist at Yosemite National Park, is shown in this 1998 file photo. Stayner, a motel handyman at the Cedar Lodge in El Portal, Calif., was arrested Saturday, July 24, 1999 in the murder of Armstrong and later confessed to killing Silvina and the Sunds.
Stayner, 41, right, is escorted to a transport van in this Jan. 23, 2002 file photo. Stayner was convicted Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, of the 1999 slayings of Carole and Juli Sund and Silvina Pelosso.
Cary Stayner, shown in this March 2, 1980 photo, is hugged by his mother Kay Stayner outside the Stayner home in Merced County, Calif., on the day Stayner's brother Steven was reunited with his family after being kidnapped for 7 years.
Husband and Father
Jens Sund, center, leaves a courthouse in San Jose, Calif., accompanied by two unidentified women, Wednesday, July 17, 2002, after Sund testified in the trial of Cary Stayner. Sund is the husband of Carole Sund, and the father of Juli Sund.
Carole Carrington, left, and Francis Carrington, right, leave a San Jose, Calif., courthouse, July 17, 2002, after seeing photos of their daughter, Carole Sund, taken after she was slain near Yosemite National Park in 1999, during thetrial of Cary Stayner
Raquel Pelosso, left, and her husband, Pepe Pelosso, right, from Argentina, the parents of, Silvina Pelosso, who was killed along with family friends Carole Sund and her daughter Juli Sund, near Yosemite.
Carole Carrington, center, and her husband, Francis Carrington, left, say goodbye to Raquel Pelosso, right, after Stayner was convicted of the slayings of Carole Sund, Juli Sund, 15, and Silvina Pelosso, 16.