Articles Tagged With ‘Murders’

Murdered Santa Maria man owed drug taxes

Santa Barbara County Grand Jury transcripts suggest that a Santa Maria gang brutally murdered and tortured 28-year-old Anthony Ibarra over a drug tax debt. [KEYT] Gang members tortured and killed Ibarra on March 17 at a residence on West Donovan... (Continue reading)

Drive-by killer gets 158 years

A Santa Maria man was sentenced Monday to 158 years in state prison for the drive-by murder of Arroyo Grande teenager Gabriel Salgado. The youth was gunned down Nov. 17, 2011, by Armando Yepez while standing on a street corner... (Continue reading)

Atascadero murder suspect felt “evil” coming from victim

An Atascadero man accused of killing his neighbor told police he felt an “evil” coming from the victim prior to her shooting death. [KCOY] Mark Andrews, 49, admitted to shooting his neighbor Colleen Barga-Milbury, 52, to death Saturday, according to... (Continue reading)

Jilted lover arrested for Paso Robles man’s murder

By DANIEL BLACKBURN An angry, spurned woman may be tied to the murder of a Paso Robles man earlier this year. Paso Robles Police have named five people believed to have been involved in robbing and assaulting Victor Hugo Sanchez,... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man may have been killed to silence him

Paso Robles’ Victor Hugo Sanchez may have been murdered to prevent his testimony in an upcoming criminal trial — a trial that now probably will not happen. Sanchez, 37, died from multiple bullet wounds Feb. 23 as he stood in... (Continue reading)

10 suspects now in custody for Santa Maria murder

Santa Maria police arrested a 10th suspect Tuesday in the murder of Anthony Ibarra, whom officers found dead in the back of a U-Haul truck last month. [KCOY] Officers arrested 29-year-old Jason Castillo for murder with a gang enhancement shortly... (Continue reading)

Murder victim’s family angry over 40 year sentence

The husband and sister of a woman who was murdered by her mentally ill son told the court they were upset about the 40-year to life sentence given to Christopher Shumey. Shumey allegedly shot and killed his mother, a 65-year-old... (Continue reading)

Ninth suspect arrested in Ibarra murder

Santa Maria police have arrested a ninth suspect in connection with the brutal slaying of Anthony Ibarra. [KCOY] Officers arrested 19-year-old Verenisa Aviles on an outstanding warrant Monday and charged her with murder Tuesday after reviewing evidence. Aviles is the second... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police release findings on U-Haul dumping murder

Three days after the conclusion of the Dystiny Myers murder trial, the Santa Maria Police Department released its finding into the investigation of another Santa Maria homicide victim whose body the alleged killers attempted to disappear. [KCOY] The police department... (Continue reading)

Myers mother speaks out after delivery of guilty verdict

A day after a San Luis Obispo jury found Rhonda Wisto and Jacob York guilty of kidnapping, torturing and murdering Dystiny Myers, the victim’s mother shared her thoughts on the trial. [KCOY] Aileen Myers said she could hardly bear the... (Continue reading)