SACRAMENTO -- Convicted serial killer Wesley Shermantine wrote a letter to FOX40 from San Quentin's death row.

In the letter, dated March 1, Shermantine says that fellow "Speed Freak Killer" Loren Herzog trained an apprentice and taught him how to kill and get away with it. Shermantine says that apprentice is "Jason Jones" and that he's warned Jones to leave the country before any more sites in San Joaquin or Calaveras counties are excavated.

The letter also says Herzog killed a pregnant black woman and dumped her body with the help of the Hells Angels. Shermantine also links Herzog to the 1994 shooting death of a hunter in Utah.

Shermantine says he is revealing burial sites now because he was promised $33,000 by bounty hunter Leonard Padilla. He also mentioned that he has yet to see any money from Padilla yet, though he believes Padilla will come through with it.

In the final page of the letter, Shermantine directs heavy criticism toward San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore saying, "That Stockton Sheriff office just crushed, busted the bones all to (sic) pieces." Shermantine says he's not sure if he'll help Moore find more burial sites -- even if it means a one day pass off of death row.

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