Murder

Police Investigation

Attempted Murder Charge For Man Who Allegedly Accidentally Shot Friend In Oakland

A man who allegedly was so drunk he couldn’t stand up straight has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly accidentally shooting his friend, prosecutors said.

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Adrian Jerry Gonzalez in court on July 30, 2015. (CBS)

Youth Advocates Slam Charging Santa Cruz Teen As Adult In Maddy Middleton’s Death

A 15-year-old boy charged as an adult with raping and killing his 8-year-old neighbor in California is too young to understand what he is accused of doing, youth advocacy groups said Friday.

07/31/2015

Maddy Middleton (CBS)

Mother Of Murdered Girl Invites Community To Howl At The Blue Moon

The mother of an 8-year-old Santa Cruz girl who was murdered earlier this week has invited the community to howl at the blue moon in honor of her daughter, who loved wolves.

07/31/2015

Adrian Jerry Gonzalez in court on July 30, 2015. (CBS)

Santa Cruz Teen Murder Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

A 15-year-old boy accused of raping and murdering an 8-year-old girl in Santa Cruz on Sunday made his first court appearance Thursday morning.

07/30/2015

I-880 Homicide Investigation

Man Accused Of Fatally Shooting Friend On San Leandro Freeway Charged With Murder

A man who allegedly shot a friend to death from the backseat of his car on Interstate Highway 880 in San Leandro early Saturday morning was charged with murder Wednesday, according to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.

07/29/2015

Mark Estrada (L) appears next to his attorney in a Hayward courtroom, July 24, 2015. (CBS)

Suspect Arraigned In Murder Of Hayward Police Sergeant

A 21-year-old Oakland man was arraigned Friday on a murder charge and three special circumstance clauses for the fatal shooting of Hayward police Sgt. Scott Lunger during a traffic stop on Wednesday morning.

07/24/2015

Clare Orton of Walnut Creek was found dead in an apparent murder-suicide. (CBS SF)

2 College Students Found Dead At Walnut Creek Home In Apparent Murder-Suicide

Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide after finding two college students shot to death at a Walnut Creek home.

07/22/2015

Modesto Mass Murder Scene

Police Believe Modesto Mass Murder Suspect Also Killed 2-Year-Old Last Year

Modesto Police Chief Galen Carroll says a pathologist concluded on Thursday that 2-year-old Christopher Ripley died of head injuries on Oct. 2, 2014.

07/20/2015

Martin Martinez

Modesto Mass Murder Suspect Arrested; Daughter Among 5 Victims

Now that the man suspected of killing 5 people in Modesto is behind bars in an Alameda County jail, more details have emerged about the victims.

07/20/2015

Barbara Latiolais (Alameda County Sheriff's Office)

Teen Convicted In 2012 Strangulation Murder Of Castro Valley Woman

An 18-year-old man charged with murder for the 2012 strangulation death of a Castro Valley woman was found guilty Tuesday by an Alameda County Superior Court jury on all counts, according to a court official.

07/14/2015

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