Articles Tagged With ‘murder’




Man sentenced to life in prison for SLO murder, mutilating remains

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A judge has sentenced a 44-year-old man to 96 years to life in prison for murdering a 64-year-old man and mutilating his remains in the Bianchi Open Space area behind Megan’s Organic Market in San Luis Obispo.... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man arrested for murdering co-conspirator in botched robbery

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Maria detectives and SWAT team members arrested a man this week for allegedly murdering his co-conspirator during a botched robbery in the northern Santa Barbara County late last year. On Dec. 17, 2023, shortly after 4... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police arrest suspect 35 years after murder

By KAREN VELIE Santa Maria police officers on Friday arrested a 57-year-old suspect in a murder that occurred 35 years ago. On Sept. 18, 1988, investigators believe Aloysius Winthrop James killed 30-year-old Ofelia Sandoval at the Town Center Hotel on... (Continue reading)

Grandfather shot and killed in parking lot of California Walmart

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Following an accident described as a minor fender bender, a woman allegedly shot and killed a man in the parking lot of a Southern California Walmart earlier this month. [ABC 7] On Feb. 5, Jonathan Mauk, 59,... (Continue reading)

Police identify Arroyo Grande senior apartment complex gunman, victim

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police have identified the victim and the gunman killed in a murder suicide at an Arroyo Grande senior apartment complex on Wednesday. Shortly after 3 p.m., 66-year-old David Falcon allegedly shot and killed 57-year-old Cambria Grant, the... (Continue reading)

Murder, suicide in rural Creston off Highway 58

By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE Two people are dead following an alleged murder, suicide on Highway 58 in rural Creston on Wednesday afternoon, according to neighbors. Shortly after noon, a caller reported a shooting on the 2700 block of... (Continue reading)

One man killed, another wounded in Santa Maria shooting

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A gunman shot two men in Santa Maria Sunday afternoon, killing one and leaving the other in critical condition.  Shortly after 4 p.m., a caller reported the shooting in the 500 block of W. Cook Street. Shortly... (Continue reading)

Police identify 15-year-old boy shot and killed in Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Maria police have identified a 15-year-old boy whom a gunman shot and killed on Saturday in the northern Santa Barbara County city. Shortly after 2 p.m., a caller reported a shooting in the area of Oakley... (Continue reading)

Juvenile shot and killed in Santa Maria

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN A gunman shot and killed a male juvenile in a park on the northwest side of Santa Maria on Saturday afternoon, according to the city’s police department.  Shortly after 2 p.m., a caller reported the shooting... (Continue reading)

Killer who dumped body in Nipomo guilty of murder

By KAREN VELIE A jury on Wednesday found a Santa Maria woman guilty of murdering a man whose remains were found on a Nipomo golf course in 2020. Following a trial in which 38-year-old Kimberly Machleit claimed self defense, the... (Continue reading)