John Luebbers

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Janitor Convicted Of Killing Placerville Principal Sentenced To 50 Years In Prison

John Luebbers, the Placerville school janitor who gunned down a school principal in 2011, has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.


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Janitor Convicted Of First-Degree Murder In Placerville Principal Shooting

John Luebbers, the Placerville school janitor who gunned down his boss in 2011, has been convicted of first-degree murder.


Sam LaCara and John Luebbers (l-r)

Prosecution Wraps Up Case Against Janitor Who Shot Placerville Principal

The prosecution in the trial of a former janitor accused of murdering a popular Placerville school principal wrapped up its case Wednesday.


Sam LaCara and John Luebbers (l-r)

Defense Attorney Admits Janitor Shot Placerville Principal In Heat Of Passion

In the opening day of the first-degree murder trial of a former Placerville school janitor, the defense attorney admitted on Wednesday that his client shot the school’s beloved principal.


Sam LaCara and John Luebbers (l-r)

Man Accused Of Shooting Principal Back In Court

The man accused of killing a Placerville elementary school principal was back in court this morning.


A former worker at a Sleep Train distribution center said he was fired for answering an emergency phone call.

Worker: Sleep Train Fired Me For Taking Emergency Call

A former worker at a Sleep Train distribution center says he was fired after answering an emergency phone call regarding Wednesday’s deadly Placer County school shooting.


John Luebbers

Murder Charge Filed In Placerville Principal’s Shooting Death

The El Dorado County District Attorney’s office has filed one count of premeditated murder against the man who confessed to gunning down an elementary school principal on campus.


John Luebbers

Custodian Confesses To Shooting Placerville School Principal

Placerville police say a school custodian has confessed to shooting and killing an elementary school principal after claiming he was fired.


John Luebbers (lower left) and Sam LaCara, seen in a undated school photograph.

School Shooting Suspect, Victim ‘Good Friends’

The motive for the shooting death of a school principal has not been released by investigators, but is all the more puzzling in light of statements from colleagues and neighbors that the suspect and victim were good friends.

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A crowd gathered Wednesday night to mourn the loss of a beloved school principal.

School Holds Vigil For Murdered Principal

Members of a mourning school body gathered for a somber vigil in remembrance of the principal who was fatally shot in his office Wednesday morning.

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Anxious parents wait for their children to be released after a school shooting on Feb. 2, 2011.

Chaos Clouded Aftermath Of Fatal School Shooting

As conflicting information trickled out from officials, terrified parents waited for hours to reunite with their children, many of whom had no idea that their principal had been killed.

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John Luebbers

Placerville School Principal Shot And Killed, Suspect Arrested

A Placerville school principal allegedly shot by the school custodian has died and the suspect is now in custody. No children were hurt.