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Karen Stitt

Clues From Public Sought In 1982 Sunnyvale Cold Case Murder Of Palo Alto Teen

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is asking the public for clues to the murder of a teen girl whose nude body was found with more than 60 stab wounds in Sunnyvale 31 years ago.

04/10/2014

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

Alaysha Carradine

Judge Orders 4 Men To Stand Trial In Oakland Sleepover Murder Of 8-Year-Old Girl

A judge Wednesday ordered four men to stand trial on charges that they conspired to murder two other men in Oakland last September in a case connected to the fatal shooting of an 8-year-old girl.

04/09/2014

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Man Who Tried To Take Berkeley Cop’s Gun Held On Attempted Murder Charge

A 41-year-old man is being held on suspicion of attempted murder, battery on an officer and other charges after allegedly trying to take a gun from a Berkeley police officer on Monday, police said Tuesday.

04/08/2014

Homicide Investigation in Oakland

Woman Murdered Near Lake Merritt In Oakland

A woman who was murdered near Oakland’s Lake Merritt Saturday morning suffered apparent head trauma, police said.

04/05/2014

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Oakland Man Gets 40 Years To Life For Killing Truck Thief

An Oakland man was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life in state prison for fatally shooting a man who stole his brother’s truck two years ago.

04/04/2014

William Cordoba

Man Wanted In Vallejo Murder Arrested In Peru

Authorities in Peru arrested a man in connection with a homicide in Vallejo last year, Vallejo police said Wednesday.

04/04/2014

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Berkeley Couple Charged In Hatchet Murder Of ‘Noteman’ Bandit

A Berkeley man and his girlfriend were arraigned in Alameda County Superior Court Thursday on special circumstance murder charges for the hatchet killing of a man convicted years ago of using polite notes to rob businesses.

04/03/2014

San Jose police on the scene of a deadly shooting. (CBS)

San Jose Man Fails To Return Home From Work, Wife Finds Him Shot Dead

A San Jose man was found shot dead by his wife who had set out to look for him when he failed to return home from his graveyard shift.

04/03/2014

Eye On The Bay: Fisherman's Wharf

SF Fisherman’s Wharf Shop Worker Found Guilty Of Murdering Rival Businessman

A jury Wednesday afternoon found a Fisherman’s Wharf souvenir shop worker guilty of two counts of murder in connection with a fatal shooting of two workers at a rival business in the tourist area in January 2011.

04/02/2014

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