Articles Tagged With ‘Murders’

Killer who dumped body in Nipomo sentenced to 35 years to life

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Santa Barbara County judge on Wednesday sentenced a Santa Maria woman to 35 years to life in prison for murdering a man whose remains were found on a Nipomo golf course in 2020.  Following a trial... (Continue reading)

Man gets 25 years to life for elderly Arroyo Grande woman’s murder

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A judge sentenced a Fresno man on Tuesday to 25 years to life in prison for the murder of an elderly woman whom he killed in her rural Arroyo Grande home. [KSBY] On Nov. 27, 2020, while... (Continue reading)

SWAT raid leads to arrest of teen for Santa Maria murder

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Aided by two SWAT teams, Santa Maria detectives arrested a 17-year-old gang member on Wednesday for shooting and killing a 15-year-old boy earlier this month.   On Dec. 9, at about 2:25 p.m., a caller reported a... (Continue reading)

Police arrest four suspects in 2022 murder in Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Authorities arrested four suspects on murder charges over a 2002 shooting in a Santa Maria parking structure that killed a 17-year-old boy and left a woman wounded.  Shortly before midnight on Feb. 4, 2022, multiple 911 callers... (Continue reading)

Man pleads guilty to murdering elderly Arroyo Grande woman

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Fresno man has pleaded guilty to the murder of an elderly woman whom he killed in her rural Arroyo Grande home. On Nov. 27, 2020, while responding to reports of a possible trespass at a home... (Continue reading)

Man convicted of Los Osos murder seeking new sentence

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A man convicted of murder over a home invasion gone wrong in Lost Osos is seeking a reduced sentence. [Tribune] In 2009, a trio of men conspired to invade the Los Osos home of Peter Davis and... (Continue reading)

Man facing two homicide charges over Lompoc shooting

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The suspect in a fatal shooting in Lompoc late last month is now facing two homicide charges after a man shot and wounded in the incident died of his injuries. Shortly after 3 a.m. on April 30,... (Continue reading)

One person killed, one wounded in Lompoc shooting

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A suspect or suspects shot and killed one person and wounded another in Lompoc early Sunday morning.  Shortly after 3 a.m., a 911 caller reported a domestic violence incident at a residence on the 1600 block of... (Continue reading)

Judge rules man was sane when he committed 2001 Morro Bay double-murder

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo County Judge ruled on Friday that a defendant was legally sane when he shot and killed a 37-year-old man and an 11-year-old boy at Morro Strand State Campground in 2001. Stephen Arthur Deflaun,... (Continue reading)

Gunman kills man at Lompoc mobile home park

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A gunman shot and killed a man at a mobile home park in Lompoc Sunday evening.  Shortly after 7 p.m., a caller reported a shooting at the Del Norte Mobile Estates, located at 321 W. North Avenue.... (Continue reading)