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  • Police: Love triangle motive behind fatal stabbing

    July 11, 2011 9:48 PM

    A 20-year-old Lompoc man is in jail tonight, accused of stabbing and killing a man over the weekend and we're learning more about a possible motive. It happened around 11:00 last night in an alleyway off the 200 block of North N street. Officers found the man lying near... more »
  • Christmas Day double murder suspect declared mentally competent to stand trial

    March 22, 2011 1:47 PM

    Based on documents provided by doctors, a San Luis Obispo Superior Court judge has determined Andrew Downs mentally competent to stand trial in the Christmas Day murders of two women. Judge John Trice made the ruling in court Tuesday morning. Downs is accused of murdering Kathy Yeager and... more »
  • Police call Paso Robles murder "random act of violence"

    March 9, 2011 3:07 AM

    Paso Robles police say the murder of a 46-year-old man at a Paso Robles laundromat Sunday night was completely random. Officers say Martin McWilliams of Paso Robles was stabbed to death Sunday night at the laundromat on Spring Street. 28-year-old John Woody, of San Jose (pictured), was arrested Monday... more »
  • Lawyer for man accused in double homicide needs time to review doctor's reports

    March 3, 2011 1:32 PM

    The attorney defending the local man accused in a Christmas Day double homicide says he needs more time to review doctor's reports related to his client's mental competency. Thursday morning, 20-year-old Andrew Downs was due in a San Luis Obispo courtroom for a hearing related to the release of... more »
  • Woman killed in Colorado graduated from Arroyo Grande High School

    January 10, 2011 10:10 PM

    Community members are mourning the loss of a former Central Coast resident police say was murdered over the weekend. Investigators say 38-year-old Nathan Yager killed his wife Melinda Tackett-Yager Friday afternoon in Paonia, Colorado. Melinda graduated from Arroyo Grande High School in 1995 and moved to Colorado in 2008.... more »
  • Santa Maria teen found dead had troubled past

    October 4, 2010 2:38 PM

    It appears the Santa Maria teenager whose burned body was found in Santa Margarita last week had a troubled past. On Friday, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department identified the body as that of 15 year-old Dystiny Myers. Myers lived with her grandmother in Santa Maria. She... more »
  • One million dollar warrant issued for arrest of attempted murder suspect

    August 6, 2010 5:45 PM

    A $1 million dollar arrest warrant has been issued for the arrest of Damaso Labra, 34, for attempted murder. Police have been searching for Labra, who also goes by the last name Brigido, since July 31, when he attacked a man with a machete in Grover Beach. KSBY... more »
  • Two arrested; one on the run after five month murder investigation

    July 26, 2010 9:20 PM

    Two suspects are in custody tonight and investigators are looking for a third. Detectives say all three played a role in the murder of 32-year-old Pedro Gonzalez. Back in February, Gonzalez's body was found dumped in a Broccoli field on Bonita School Road in Nipomo, about a quarter mile south... more »
  • Lompoc Police to make announcement about January murder case

    June 10, 2010 1:53 PM

    The Lompoc Police Department says it has an announcement about its investigation into a homicide that happened in January. Lompoc Police Captain Larry Ralston says there are major developments in the shooting murder of Ysidro Madera. That happened on January 20th, on the 200 blk. of North K St.... more »
  • Jury finds Kelsey Morasci guilty of second degree murder

    May 26, 2010 7:38 PM

    A San Luis Obispo County jury found Kelsey Morasci guilty of second degree murder with an enhancement of using a deadly weapon. It took jurors nearly two days of deliberation to reach their verdict. Morasci is set to be sentenced on Friday, May 28. She is facing 16 years... more »
  • Biela murder case enters 12th day in Reno

    May 25, 2010 12:14 PM

    RENO, Nev. (AP) - The jury at a rape and murder trial in Reno will not hear directly from the man accused of the string of attacks, including the 2008 kidnapping and killing of 19-year-old Brianna Denison. With the jury outside the courtroom, James Biela told Washoe District Judge... more »
  • Closing arguments underway in Morasci trial

    May 24, 2010 1:25 PM

    Closing arguments are underway in the trial of Kelsey Morasci in San Luis Obispo. The 29-year-old woman is charged with stabbing and killing 21-year-old Everett Quaid back in August. Quaid apparently began dating the woman who Morasci was living with. The prosecution says jealousy was the motive behind the... more »
  • Father of murdered Escondido teen focuses on search response

    May 5, 2010 2:44 AM

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - The father of abducted and murdered Escondido teenager Amber Dubois is calling for laws that would enable authorities to respond more quickly when children are snatched off the streets. Moe Dubois told the San Diego Union-Tribune Tuesday that he is working with lawmakers on a series... more »
  • Arrest made in Ventura beach house killings

    April 12, 2010 12:10 PM

    VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a suspect accused of stabbing a man and her pregnant wife at their beachfront house in Southern California. The Ventura County Sheriff's Department says a man was arrested Sunday evening, but declined to release further details until a news conference Monday afternoon.... more »
  • Nipomo murder suspect in custody

    March 2, 2010 7:11 PM

    San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputies have made a break in the case of a murdered Guadalupe man. Twenty-seven-year-old Alejandro Carrillo was arrested today in connection with last month's murder of 32-year-old Pedro Gonzalez. Deputies say he was already in jail on unrelated charges. Gonzalez's body was found near... more »
  • Sentencing postponed for Elizabeth Bagood

    February 24, 2010 1:24 PM

    The woman accused of a 2004 murder in Santa Maria is now expected to learn her fate in April. 32-year-old Elizabeth Bagood appeared in a Santa Barbara County courtroom this morning, where her sentencing was postponed. She previously pled no contest to various charges in connection to the murder... more »
  • Victim identified in Nipomo murder case

    February 16, 2010 9:23 PM

    New information tonight on a man found dead Monday morning near a field in Nipomo. Investigators have identified the man as 32-year-old Pedro Gonzalez. They say he lived in guadalupe and they believe someone murdered him. A driver found his body near a broccoli field owned by San Ysidro... more »
  • Atascadero couple charged with attempted murder in Avila Beach

    February 6, 2010 6:06 PM

    San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputies say an Atascadero couple has been booked into county jail on attempted murder charges. Deputies say it started with a verbal altercation at around 10:30 p.m. Friday night at Mr. Ricks Bar in Avila Beach. They say Michael Darrien Simmons, 43, got into... more »
  • Gang member arrested after attempted murder in Monterey County

    January 1, 2010 6:25 PM

    CASTROVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A Nortenos gang member is under arrest for attempted murder after several shots were fired at a man climbing the stairs to his apartment on New Year's Eve. Monterey County Sheriff's deputies say they arrested 19-year-old Rogelio Garcia of Castroville in the incident. No one was... more »
  • Man convicted of killing a former Lompoc police officer is sentenced to death

    December 22, 2009 8:46 PM

    The man convicted of killing a former Lompoc Police officer and San Luis Obispo resident, is sentenced to death. Alberto Alvarez has received the death penalty for the murder of Richard May. That sentence was handed down Tuesday in a Palo Alto courtroom. Last month, a jury found 26-year-old Alvarez... more »
  • Next court date set for San Miguel man accused of shooting pregnant woman

    December 18, 2009 6:04 PM

    The case against 26-year-old Steven Smith is moving forward. A new court date has been set for Jan. 12, 2010. Last month, Smith pled not guilty to charges he shot a pregnant woman in her Paso Robles home. Smith is charged with attempted murder, attempted premeditated murder of a... more »
  • Guilty verdict in murder trial of former Lompoc police officer

    November 25, 2009 4:33 PM

    A San Mateo County jury has reached a verdict in the trial of a man accused of killing former Lompoc police officer, Richard May. The jury found Alberto Alvarez guilty of first degree murder with the special circumstance of killing a peace officer, meaning he will face the death penalty. ... more »
  • Vigil to be held for murdered Ventura Co. couple

    November 20, 2009 6:36 AM

    Friday marks si x months since the murders of two Santa Barbara business owners in their Ventura home, and the community is coming together to honor their memory. Investigators say Brock and Davina Husted were stabbed to death at their home in the Ventura Keys in May. Davina was... more »
  • Bloody sock links Yale suspect to victim

    November 13, 2009 10:05 AM

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - An arrest warrant says DNA evidence on a bloody sock found in the ceiling and an ink pen found under the body of a Yale graduate student links an animal research technician to her killing. The body of Annie Le was found... more »
  • Man convicted of murdering Arkansas anchorwoman sentenced

    November 13, 2009 6:08 AM

    An Arkansas man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for the beating death of a Little Rock TV Anchorwoman. Juror deliberated for less than three hours before recommending 29-year-old Curtis Vance to be sentenced to life in prison, for last year's murder of Anne Pressly. Following... more »
  • Ft. Hood shooting suspect officially charged

    November 13, 2009 6:04 AM

    The Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people at Ft. Hood last week, is officially charged with murder. Investigators say more charges could be coming to Maj. Nidal Hasan. Ft. Hood officials are not saying what those other charges could be, but one possibility could be another murder charge.... more »
  • Judge could rule on mistrial motion for Jesse James Hollywood case

    November 10, 2009 6:44 AM

    Convicted murderer and kidnapper, Jesse James Hollywood, heads to court Tuesday morning. A judge could order a new trial for Hollywood. He is expected to appear in a Santa Barbara courtroom for that motion. Just last month, a judge postponed sentencing for Hollywood, after his defense attorney called for... more »

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