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Paso Robles murder trial begins next week

Thomas Yanaga

With the murder trial of Paso Robles man Thomas Yanaga set to begin next week, attorneys are attempting to paint both the defendant and the victim as men with violent pasts. [Tribune] Yanaga, 52, shot and killed Atascadero resident Marshall... (Continue reading)

Grand jury charges 89-year-old woman with murdering her daughter

The Santa Barbara County Grand Jury has indicted an 89-year-old woman for the murder of her daughter. Solvang resident Heidi Good was suffering from ALS at the time of her death in 2013, but Good’s husband has since maintained in... (Continue reading)

Thomas Yanaga trial fast approaching

Paso Robles murder suspect Thomas Yanaga, who has been in and out of jail and accused of attempting to kill another person since his initial arrest, may be just two months away from standing trial for a killing that occurred... (Continue reading)

Family sues ASH after patient strangled to death

The mother and sister of a deceased Atascadero State Hospital patient who was allegedly strangled to death by his roommate have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against ASH. [Tribune] Kevin Turner, 53, died on May 28, 2014. An ASH psychiatrist... (Continue reading)

Yanaga barred from posting bail

A Paso Robles man who was arrested for participating in a Central Valley shooting after posting bail on a murder charge is now stuck in San Luis Obispo County Jail. On March 14, Thomas Yanaga, 52, shot Marshal Savoy, 32,... (Continue reading)

Parole of SLO skateboard killer up for debate

A 25-year-old San Luis Obispo man, who at 13 used a skateboard to beat an 87-year-old man to death, appeared in local court Monday, where attorneys debated the legitimacy of Governor Jerry Brown’s decision to keep him locked up in... (Continue reading)

Trial begins for man accused of killing father in Orcutt park

Opening statements begin Tuesday in the murder trial of a man accused of shooting and killing his father and wounding his stepmother during a Labor Day barbecue at an Orcutt park in 2012. The defendant’s daughter said the victim was... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man arrested for murder

Santa Maria police have arrested a man who allegedly shot and killed a person at an apartment complex early Monday morning. [KSBY] The shooting occurred just before 6 a.m. in the parking lot of La Vista Apartments near the corner... (Continue reading)

Judge orders Morro Bay murder suspect released

A San Luis Obispo County Judge ruled Friday that their was not enough evidence to continue with the murder trial of a Morro Bay man accused of killing his wife five years ago. Superior Court Judge Donald Umhofer said there... (Continue reading)

Blackburn’s best-selling book released in Kindle version

Daniel Blackburn’s best-selling book, “Human Harvest: The Sacramento Murder Story,” has been republished in ebook (Kindle) version by Garrett County Press of New Orleans. Blackburn is co-founder and senior correspondent for CalCoastNews. “Human Harvest” tells the story of Dorothea Montalvo... (Continue reading)



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