Was murder suspect defending his mother?
February 10, 2014
A 23-year-old suspected of killing a Paso Robles man on Friday says he was protecting his mother from her boyfriend. [Tribune]
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested John Danner for allegedly shooting and killing Billy Law, 47. Law lived at a home on the 700 block of Klau Mine Road with his girlfriend Christine Ruda and Ruda’s son Danner.
During the altercation, Ruda, 51, was shot in the arm. Danner then drove his mother to a local hospital where a doctor informed law enforcement he was treating Ruda for a gunshot wound.
Based on information from the hospital, deputies drove to the Klau Mine Road home where they found the body of Law in front of a doorway.
Deputies arrested Danner on suspicion of murder at the hospital. Danner is being held without bail. His mother was treated at the hospital and released.
Sheriff’s detectives and a forensic team from the Department of Justice’s Goleta office are investigating the shooting.