Articles Tagged With ‘Murders’




Marti murder case can go to trial, judge rules

A San Luis Obispo judge ruled there is enough evidence to try South County man Robert Koehler for the murder of 26-year-old SLO woman Kristen Marti. [KSBY] Marti disappeared in January after she was last seen alive in the 1800... (Continue reading)

Murder defendant was meeting Kristen Marti for paid sex

The man accused of murdering 26-year-old San Luis Obispo woman Kristen Marti was a john who was meeting the victim for paid sex on the day she disappeared, according to police testimony delivered Wednesday. [KSBY] During a preliminary hearing in... (Continue reading)

Son of murdered Templeton man accuses investigators of harassment

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department is again focusing on Brian Greer as a person of interest in the brutal slaying of his 71-year-old father in 2009. [Cal Coast Times] For years, Brian Greer has been a vocal critic... (Continue reading)

Victor Martinez sentenced to life in prison for Marilyn Pharis murder

Victor Martinez was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Monday for the rape and murder of Marilyn Pharis, in a courtroom filled with Pharis’ family and friends. Martinez did not look at those who spoke... (Continue reading)

Teen shot and killed in Santa Maria

After going months without a homicide, the city of Santa Maria has now had two murders in the last two weeks. The latest victim was a 19-year-old man, who was shot and killed early Sunday morning. The shooting occurred around... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria fugitive shot and killed in LA, child rescued

After allegedly murdering his ex-wife, a Santa Maria man fled authorities with the estranged couple’s 9-year-old. But, police tracked down the murder suspect in Los Angles, where they shot and killed the man. [Cal Coast Times] Around 6:45 p.m., Los... (Continue reading)

Police searching for kidnapped boy after deadly shooting in Santa Maria

Santa Maria police issued an Amber Alert for a 9-year-old boy who was allegedly kidnapped following a fatal shooting Monday night. Daniel Morozov is likely in the company of Konstantin Morozov, 48, according to the Santa Maria Police Department. According... (Continue reading)

Central Valley man shot and killed after confronting pot growers

A 47-year-old Central Valley man was shot and killed after confronting three men illegally growing marijuana on his rural Madera County property. [KFSN] On Monday night, Timothy Fagden confronted the men who were growing pot on the edge of his... (Continue reading)

Woman gets year in jail for accessory to murder, faces deportation

The wife of the man accused of killing a 43-year-old Santa Maria resident outside a bar in Orcutt received a one-year jail sentence for accessory to murder. Mayra Perez, 29, pleaded no contest in June to being an accessory to... (Continue reading)

Father pleads guilty to murder of 5-year-old found near Lake Cachuma

A Southern California man has pleaded guilty to murdering his 5-year-old son. The boy’s body was found near Lake Cachuma in Santa Barbara County after an extensive search by law enforcement. The boy, Aramazd Andressian Jr., was last seen alive... (Continue reading)