Who is Candace Zamperini?
Candace Zamperini is the sister of the late businesswoman and philanthropist Kathleen Peterson from the United States of America. Kathleen was murdered mysteriously, and there is a documentary named “The Staircase” after her bizarre death.
Today, we will have a descriptive look at Candace Zamperini. Her family, house, lifestyle, and her sister’s mysterious death.
Let us get into it.
|Full Name||Candace Zamperini|
|Age||66 years old|
|Birthplace||United States of America|
|Currently Residing||Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America|
|Parents||Veronica Hunt (Mother)|
|Siblings||Kathleen Peterson (Sister)|
Lori Campbell (Sister)
Steven Hunt (Brother)
|Spouse||Mark Zamperini (Husband)|
|Children||Ashley Zamperini (Daughter)|
Hadley Zamperini (Daughter)
|Net Worth||USD 500,000|
Early Life and Childhood
Candace Zamperini was born on August 1957 in the United States of America. She is 66 years old as of 2023.
Moreover, she follows the Christianity religion and is of white ethnicity. Candace was born into a well-settled family and raised in a great environment. She was born to her father and her mother, Veronica Hunt.
She completed her primary studies at a local school. Afterward, Candace joined a reputed high school and college for her studies.
Candace came to the public’s attention when her sister was found dead in her own home, and she blamed her sister’s husband for doing so.
Candace Zamperini has three siblings. Two sisters and one brother. Her sisters are Kathleen Peterson and Lori Campbell, and her brother is Steven Hunt.
Candace is four and a half years younger than her sister Kathleen and four and a half years older than her other sister Lori.
Candace often describes herself as a “bold and younger version of Kathleen.” However, there were many similarities between the two sisters, like they were both left-handed. Zamperini spoke a lot about her late sister Kathleen when she stood in court in 2003.
Candace and Kathleen were far away because of their age difference. However, they started to get along when Kathleen married Fred Atwater. She was involved in Kathleen’s life as she was helping her out. Candace also said Kathleen had a hard time with pregnancy, so she used to stay with her sister as she was single at the time of pregnancy. Kathleen then moved to North Carolina. They didn’t hang out often but talked on the phone.
Candace met her sister’s second husband, Michael Peterson, at a family event organized by Kathleen and Michael. But the two sisters didn’t speak almost for a year because Candace was not supportive of something; Kathleen chose to live with Michael because the children were involved. Finally, however, they became close again in 1992-1993.
What happened to Candace’s sister Kathleen Peterson?
Kathleen Peterson was found dead under the staircase on December 9, 2001. Her husband, Michael Peterson, called the police and said he found her unconscious on the floor. He also told the police that maybe she fell down the staircase because of drinking alcohol.
However, the autopsy found the reason to be her death was blunt force trauma. As a result, Michael Peterson was accused of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.
However, a judge vacated the verdict in 2011 after one of the prosecutions witnessed had allegedly lied was found. As a result, Peterson got released from the jail in 2017.
Several documentaries like The Staircase, Power, Privilege, and Justice were made in the situation. However, Candace received lots of hate in the documentary “The staircase.” The audience didn’t seem to like how she expressed her anger.
But not to forget, she had been through a lot in the legal process. When Michael filed for Alford Plea, she lost it. She said Alford, Schmalford, means nothing. It means guilty during her victim statement. She shakingly told in an attempt to control her anger.
Candace continues, looking at Michael,
“You are pleading to voluntary manslaughter. You will be treated as guilty of murdering my sister and will be a convicted felon forever. This hearing today is as close to justice as anything that I think can be found. Not perfect justice, but justice.”
She even said,
“You brutally took the life of a woman that provided for you, guided your children, loved your children. She loved you. She opened her heart and home with joy. Kathleen was the best person you ever had in your life.”
Candace Zamperini Husband
Candace is married to her husband, Mark Zamperini. Son of Olga and Andrew Zamperini, Mark Zamperini is seventy years old as of 2023.
His parents were together for sixty-seven years. Unfortunately, his mother died at the age of 88. He has two brothers, Michael and Steven. Sadly Steven died on February 24, 2019.
Candace Zamperini and Mark Zamperini have been married for thirty-three years. They have two daughters together. Their eldest daughter, Ashley Zamperini, was born in September 1989 and is 34 years old.
Ashley got her degree from the University of Virginia in 2007 and is currently working as Director of Certification Products in the Casualty Actuarial Society. Their youngest daughter, Hadley Zamperini, was born in August 1992 and is 31 years old.
Candace works in finance. She has security licenses for the sale of life license products. She also helps her husband in his business.
Back then, Candace used to be a teacher. She was good in sign language and has worked in her daughter’s school teaching sign language.
Candace also revealed that she has been earning money since she was 15. She has worked in finance, investments, and management, recruiting for large corporations.
Candace Zamperini Net Worth
As of 2023, Candace Zamperini’s net worth is USD 1.5 million.
How old is Candace Zamperini?
Born in August 1957, Candace Zamperini is 66 years old.
Who is Candace Zamperini’s husband?
Her husband’s name is Mark Zamperini. They have now been married for thirty-three years.
What is Candace Zamperini Profession?
Candace works in finance but has worked in finance, investments, and management, recruiting for large corporations.
Who played Candace in the documentary “The Staircase.”?
Actress Rosemarie DeWitt played Candace in the documentary.
Is Kathleen’s husband in Jail?
Michael Peterson was accused of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. However, a judge vacated the verdict in 2011 after one of the prosecutions witnessed had allegedly lied was found. As a result, Peterson was released from jail in 2017.