In the winter of 1980, two UC Davis freshmen, John Riggins and Sabrina Gonsalves, were abducted and murdered. The case became known as the sweetheart murders.
It took the jury less than a day to decide on the death penalty for Richard Hirschfield, the man convicted of killing two UC Davis students 32 years ago.
he fate of Richard Hirschfield is in the hands of a jury asked to decide whether the “Sweetheart Murders” convicted killer should spend the rest of his life in prison or be executed.
The jury in the trial of alleged “Sweetheart Murders” killer, Richard Hirschfield, has reached a guilty verdict.
The defense began their closing argument Thursday in the “Sweetheart Murders” trial, and they claim the wrong man is on trial.
Three decades after two UC Davis students were murdered a suspect in the case is finally going to trial.