Posts Tagged ‘Murder’


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SLO man who killed 87-year-old nearing release

A 22-year-old man who, at 13, beat an 87-year-old man to death with a skateboard may leave lockup in the next two weeks. [Tribune] The convicted killer, who grew up with a low IQ and emotional problems, is currently committed... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles woman heading to trial for murder

A San Luis Obispo judge has ruled that enough evidence exists to bring a Paso Robles woman to trial for the murder of her ex-boyfriend. [Tribune] Maria del Carmen Granados Fajardo, 50, is accused of paying several people a total... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay man murdered in Salinas motel

Salinas police have identified a man found stabbed to death in a Salinas motel Thursday as 53-year-old Bobby Dick Jr. of Morro Bay. On Dec. 5, a maid at the Laurel Inn noticed Dick’s motel room door was ajar. The... (Continue reading)

Blackburn’s ‘Human Harvest’ now in eBook

Dorothea Montalvo Puente was still planting her victims around  the yard of her Sacramento Victorian home when she first sidled up to reporter Dan Blackburn, initiating an acquaintanceship that would eventually provide rare and perceptive insight into the mind of... (Continue reading)

SLO County deputies seek murder victim’s identity

San Luis Obispo Sheriff deputies are asking the public for help identifying a Hispanic man found murdered in a drainage ditch in Nipomo on Sept. 17. Shortly before 5 p.m., a field worker discovered the man’s body partially submerged in... (Continue reading)

Cambria man guilty of murder

A Cambria man who stabbed his brother in the head with a screwdriver was found guilty of first degree murder on Monday. A jury found Brandon Henslee, 23, guilty of murdering his brother Tyler Hanks, 20, in 2012 at a... (Continue reading)

$1,000 reward for information on murder suspect

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those involved in the June 21 murder of Joseph Padilla in Oceano. Padilla, 25, of Nipomo died from... (Continue reading)

Murdered Santa Maria man owed drug taxes

Santa Barbara County Grand Jury transcripts suggest that a Santa Maria gang brutally murdered and tortured 28-year-old Anthony Ibarra over a drug tax debt. [KEYT] Gang members tortured and killed Ibarra on March 17 at a residence on West Donovan... (Continue reading)

Drive-by killer gets 158 years

A Santa Maria man was sentenced Monday to 158 years in state prison for the drive-by murder of Arroyo Grande teenager Gabriel Salgado. The youth was gunned down Nov. 17, 2011, by Armando Yepez while standing on a street corner... (Continue reading)

Atascadero murder suspect felt “evil” coming from victim

An Atascadero man accused of killing his neighbor told police he felt an “evil” coming from the victim prior to her shooting death. [KCOY] Mark Andrews, 49, admitted to shooting his neighbor Colleen Barga-Milbury, 52, to death Saturday, according to... (Continue reading)



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