SLO man attempts to kill his father in Los Osos
July 29, 2015
A San Luis Obispo man, who once brought an arms cache to a local bank, fired shots into his father’s Los Osos home early Tuesday morning, allegedly in attempt to kill him.
Shortly before 4 a.m., Turner Lee Newman, 23, fired multiple shots through a front window where his father was sleeping at his home on the 1600 block of 14th Street, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. Newman’s father did not suffer any injuries.
About four hours later, Atascadero police found Newman in his parked vehicle on the corner of Santa Ysabel Avenue and Parriza Court in Atascadero. Newman was in possession of the semiautomatic handgun used in the Los Osos shooting, according to a press release.
After questioning, Newman was arrested for attempted murder and shooting into an occupied residence. He is currently in San Luis Obispo County Jail, where he is being held without bail.
In March 2013, San Luis Obispo police found Newman “dazed and confused” sitting in a parked vehicle in the Heritage Oaks Bank parking lot. When officers searched his car, they found a loaded shotgun, a loaded handgun, ammunition, handcuffs, a large machete, zip ties, leg restraints and duct tape.
When police searched Newman’s computer, they found he had researched methods of drugging, maiming, rendering unconscious and possibly killing people.
Shortly after the 2013 incident, Newman accepted a plea deal and received a five-year prison sentence. He was released early from prison, though.
San Luis Obispo police helped sheriff’s investigators determine the victim in Tuesday’s incident was Newman’s father.