A former University of California at Berkeley student who went missing while camping Saturday was found safe and sound, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.
Attorney Mark Reichel said the juvenile accused of killing 8-year-old Leila Fowler entered his plea during a closed court proceeding in Calaveras County on Wednesday.
An attorney for a 12-year-old California boy arrested in the stabbing death of his sister says the youngster might have lied about seeing a long-haired intruder fleeing the scene but that doesn’t make the boy the killer.
The father of a 12-year-old boy arrested in the stabbing death of his 8-year-old sister says he believes his son is innocent until he is shown evidence that proves otherwise.
The mother of an 8-year-old girl who was found stabbed to death in her Sierra foothills home and of the 12-year-old boy accused of killing her says the boy is “protective of his sister.”
Investigators searching for evidence in the stabbing death of an 8-year-old girl were looking at several knives Friday to determine if one could have inflicted the fatal wounds.
A potential witness in the killing of an 8-year-old Calaveras County girl has recanted her statements about seeing a possible suspect running from the girl’s home and “is no longer credible,” a sheriff’s department spokesman said Thursday.
Investigators say a brazen kidnapping attempt not far from where an 8-year-old Calaveras County girl was stabbed to death in her home most likely is a bizarre coincidence.
Police were trying to determine if there’s a link between a man accused of breaking into an apartment in Placerville and trying to kidnap a toddler, and the killing of an 8-year-old girl about 45 miles away in Calaveras County.
Authorities in Northern California say the slaying of an 8-year-old girl at her home does not appear to have stemmed from a botched robbery or other crime gone wrong.