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Jose Manuel Martinez is accused of being a contract killer for a Mexican cartel. (Source: Tulare County Sheriff's Department)

Accused Central Valley Contract Killer Confesses To Killing 40 People

Authorities say that a man charged with carrying out nine contract killings in Central California has confessed that he actually killed 40 people over several decades.

04/10/2014

Joseph Naso represents himself in court. (CBS)

Marin Trial Of Accused ‘Double Initial’ Serial Killer Begins

Jurors in the trial of a 79-year-old man charged with the decades-old slayings of four women in Northern California wiped tears from their eyes, as a prosecutor showed images of the victims’ bodies and described how they were discovered.

06/17/2013

Accused killer Binh Thai Luc and the scene of five murders at 16 Howth Street in San Francisco. (CBS)

San Francisco Slayings Suspect Avoided Deportation, Victims Identified

The man accused of murdering five people in San Francisco on Friday was set to be deported from the U.S. in 2006 but ended up staying after Vietnamese authorities failed to provide travel documents for him.

03/26/2012

Fatal Shooting

Fresno Woman Who Killed Family Members Extremely High On Meth

The Fresno County coroner says the woman who fatally shot three family members before killing herself was extremely high on methamphetamine.

01/25/2012

Oakland shooting, Jack London Square

2010 California Homicide Rate Drops To 44-Year Low

A new report by the California Department of Justice shows that the homicide rate last year dropped to its lowest level in more than four decades.

12/05/2011

Carson City shooting

National Guard Members Gunned Down In Carson City IHOP Shooting

A gunman wielding an AK-47 opened fire on a table of uniformed National Guard members at an IHOP restaurant on Tuesday in an outburst of violence that killed five people.

09/06/2011

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San Jose Communities Concerned Over Surprising Homicide Rate Jump

San Jose’s rising homicide rate was a subject of great concern at a community meeting this week, as the city is on track to have the most killings since the 1980s.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/09/2011

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Man Turns Himself In For 1995 SF Mission District Killings

A man turned himself in to San Francisco police last week in connection with a 1995 shooting that killed two people in the city’s Mission District, a police spokesman said Friday.

CBS San Francisco–05/13/2011

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Homicide Rate Doubles From Last Year

There have already been 15 killings in San Jose this year, compared to 20 for all of 2010, according to police.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/28/2011

Joseph Naso (L) during his first court appearance in San Rafael. (CBS)

Serial Killing Suspect Makes First Marin Court Appearance

Prosecutors have filed murder charges against a man accused of killing four California women whose names have raised questions about whether they were targeted because of their alliterative initials.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/13/2011

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