Morro Bay sex offender arrested for murder
December 10, 2016
A registered sex offender from Morro Bay is in jail for allegedly murdering his father at their home at 419 Napa Avenue.
On Friday, Morro Bay police officers arrested William Joel Schonberger, 22, for allegedly killing a 59-year-old relative at their home with a large blade. The home is owned by John Schonberger, William Schonberger’s father.
Shortly before 6 a.m., a California Highway Patrol officer spotted William Schonberger pulled over on a street in Avila Beach. The officer than discovered William Schonberger had blood on his clothes, wounds on his body and a weapon with a large blade in the vehicle.
William Schonberger told the officer he had been in an altercation with a relative at their Morro Bay home.
Morro Bay officers then responded to the Napa Avenue home, where they found the dead body of the victim. Officers booked William Schonberger into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on a charge of murder.
In 2014, William Schonberger was convicted for possession of child pornography. He is listed at the Napa Avenue residence as a registered sex offender.