Articles Tagged With ‘Murders’

Atascadero man gets 26 years for homophobic murder

An Atascadero man who murdered his 66-year-old wife for allegedly accepting a gay relative was sentenced to 26 years to life in state prison on Tuesday in San Luis Obispo Superior Court. [Tribune] Police arrested Kenneth Leroy Cockrell, 60, on... (Continue reading)

Grisly details of Paso Robles murder revealed

Bizarre details of the murder of a Paso Robles motel maintenance man were described in San Luis Obispo Superior Court on Friday by investigators and a witness who depicted four people planning to kill a man they accused of kidnapping... (Continue reading)

Police search SLO County for body of Salinas woman

Salinas Police have reached out to law enforcement agencies in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties asking them to assist in the search for the body of a woman believed to have been killed by her son. [Californian] Police... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo motel tied to British murder case

A British tabloid is reporting that U.S. marshals are investigating a link between San Luis Obispo and a sensational murder trial in England. [Daily Mail] Vincent Tabak, a 33-year-old Dutch architectual engineer, is accused of strangling to death Joanna Yeates,... (Continue reading)

Were police slow to respond to 911 call?

A mountain biker on a path frequented by families and hikers had to wait about a half hour for law enforcement to show up to a 911 call of a dead, battered body he discovered at the base of Cerro... (Continue reading)

SLO man murdered in Wasco Prison cell

A 50-year-old San Luis Obispo man serving time in Wasco State Prison for a parole violation was found dead Tuesday, and his cellmate, former actor Joseph Son, is charged with murder. The victim has not yet been identified, but authorities... (Continue reading)

Prosecutors seek death penalty in murder of Dystiny Myers

San Luis Obispo County prosecutors are pushing for the death penalty for at least one of the alleged killers of 15-year-old Dystiny Myers. The badly burned body of Myers was found in a shallow grave near Santa Margarita in September.... (Continue reading)

No comment? Or just lie?

OPINION By DANIEL BLACKBURN In the wrenching aftermath of the deeply disturbing slaying of teenager Dystiny Myers, local news reporters encountered a virtual blackout of details from investigators. So when published an account last October relating some of the... (Continue reading)

Democratic congresswoman shot at point-blank range in Arizona

SECOND UPDATE: Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy issued the following statement Saturday afternoon in response to the Arizona shootings: “The attacks on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, members of her staff, and others are absolutely appalling. This event is horrific and acts of such... (Continue reading)

Murdered ASH patient worried about alleged killer who just lost major court appeal

By DANIEL BLACKBURN The man suspected of strangling a fellow Atascadero State Hospital (ASH) patient to death with a towel over the weekend was on the losing end of an important, recent California Fourth District Court of Appeal decision upholding the... (Continue reading)