A Southern California couple accused of fatally stabbing a retired schoolteacher in her Hercules home in a multi-state crime spree pleaded not guilty Friday to murder charges and enhancements.
The couple accused of murdering retired schoolteacher Susie Ko in her Hercules home last month appeared together for the first time in Contra Costa County Superior Court in Richmond Friday afternoon.
Authorities say a husband and wife accused of the killing of a retired Northern California school teacher and wanted for a Southern California crime spree are a step closer to being returned to California to face charges.
Hundreds of mourners packed a church in Rodeo Friday morning to celebrate the life of retired teacher Susie Ko, 55, who was violently stabbed to death in her Hercules home earlier this month.
Relatives of Susie Ko say services will be held at St. Patrick’s Church in Rodeo on Friday at 10 a.m., with a burial to follow in Oakland at Mountain View Cemetery.
Police confirmed Friday a married couple is suspected in the killing last week of a Hercules woman after the pair were arrested in Washington state Wednesday with the woman’s stolen car following an alleged month-long crime spree.
Two suspects have been arrested and the stolen vehicle of a murdered Hercules woman has been recovered in the Seattle area, according to police.
Neighbors found Susie Ko, 55, unresponsive at her home on Ash Court in Hercules around 10:45 p.m. Friday after she failed to pick up her husband at the airport as planned.
Police are asking for the public’s help with any possible information after a woman was found dead in her home in the usually quiet city of Hercules.