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Oceano man slit wife’s throat in front of child

Patty Merino

A 27-year-old Oceano man slit his wife’s throat while she was sleeping in a bed with the couple’s 3-year-old son, according to court testimony. [Tribune] Humberto Jacobo Chavez killed his wife, Patricia Jacobo, 26, at their Oceano home on the... (Continue reading)

SLO man allegedly killed roommate with baseball bat

Charles Chad Giese

A San Luis Obsipo man used a knife and a baseball bat to murder his roommate, according to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office. Charles Chad Giese, 40, allegedly killed his roommate Walter Ernest Vallivero, 54, at their... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles clairvoyant’s murder victim identified

Nicole Honait Luxor

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man allegedly killed by a Paso Robles clairvoyant as 34-year-old Benjamin Derrel Terra. Nicole Honait Luxor fatally shot Terra, also a Paso Robles resident, on Saturday at the Dancing Horse... (Continue reading)

Governor again reverses parole for SLO skateboard killer

Gov. Jerry Brown

For the second consecutive year, California Governor Jerry Brown has overturned a decision to parole a San Luis Obispo man, who at 13, used a skateboard to beat an 87-year-old man to death. In 2005, Robert Holguin broke into Gerald... (Continue reading)

Yanaga receives 40 years to life in prison

Thomas Nolan Yanaga

A judge has sentenced Paso Robles man Thomas Yanaga to 40 years to life in prison. Yanaga, 53, was convicted last month of second-degree murder in the killing of Atascadero resident Marshall Savoy, 32. Yanaga shot Savoy in March after... (Continue reading)

Another Paso Robles man convicted of murder

John Steven Danner

As with Thomas Yanaga, Paso Robles man John Steven Danner has been convicted of second-degree murder with an enhancement for discharging a firearm during the killing. A San Luis Obispo jury convicted Yanaga, 53, on Friday. A separate journey convicted... (Continue reading)

Yanaga convicted of murder

Thomas Yanaga

A jury voted Friday to convict Thomas Yanaga of second-degree murder in the killing of Atascadero resident Marshall Savoy. On March 14, Yanaga, 53, shot Savoy, 32, after the Atascadero man tried to break up an argument between Yanaga and... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man pleads no contest to murder of his daughter

Herbert Brown III

A Paso Robles man accused of beating to death his 22-month-old daughter has pleaded no contest to second degree murder. Herbert David Brown III, 32, assaulted his daughter, Lily Sommer-Brown, at their Santa Ysabel Avenue home, leaving her not breathing... (Continue reading)

California firefighter, deputy die in alleged murder-suicide


A Los Angeles County firefighter allegedly shot and killed his wife, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy, and then shot and killed himself Sunday night. [LA Times] James M. Taylor, 35, killed Cecilia Hoschet, 32, inside the couple’s La Canada-Flintridge... (Continue reading)

Steinle parents file claims against feds and sheriff

Kathryn Steinle

The parents of slain Cal Poly grad Kathryn Steinle have filed claims against the San Francisco sheriff, as well as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), alleging each contributed to the death of their... (Continue reading)

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