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Victim’s Family Rips Former Cal Fire Chief During Murder Sentencing

The family of Sarah Douglas finally got its chance to address Orville Fleming, a former first responder turned murderer.


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EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Douglas’ Family Recalls Horror Of Murder, Pain Of Trial

While Stephanie Douglas, her mother Trudy and cousin Barbara try to remember Sarah Douglas in happier times, it’s not hard to think about how the 26-year-old’s life came to a violent end.


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Former Cal Fire Battallion Chief Found Guilty Of Murdering Fiancée

The jury in the trial of Orville Fleming has found the disgraced Cal Fire battalion chief guilty of second-degree murder.


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Closing Arguments Being Heard In Trial Of Former Cal Fire Batallion Chief

Closing arguments begin this morning — in the murder trial of former Cal Fire Battalion Chief Orville Fleming.


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Prosecutors Cast Doubt On Orville Fleming’s Zombie Defense In Murder Case

Before Orville Fleming took the stand again, a defense psychologist testified that he believes the former Cal Fire chief suffered an episode of something called dissociative amnesia, some nicknaming it a zombie defense.


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Why Did Orville Fleming Admit To Jury He Stabbed Sarah Douglas To Death?

Even though Orville Fleming’s attorney was willing to allow his client to admit he stabbed and strangled Sarah Douglas, they’re focused on calling his frame of mind into question. Depending on what the jury believes, it could mean a big difference.


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Ex-Cal Fire Battalion Chief’s Lawyers Attack Slain Girlfriend’s Character In Murder Trial

Sarah Douglas was found stabbed to death on May 1, 2014, launching a massive manhunt stretching across the state. Orville Fleming was found two weeks later hiding in bushes near where his truck was found previously.


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Former Cal Fire Battalion Chief Accused Of Murder Faces Victim’s Family In Hearing

The former Cal Fire battalion chief accused of murdering his fiancée will stand trial for the crime.



Former Cal Fire Chief Accused Of Killing Fiancée Pleads Not Guilty

The former Cal Fire chief accused of murder has entered a “not guilty” plea at a hearing Monday.


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CHP Looks Into Allegations Of Firefighters Had Sex With Woman Later Stabbed To Death

The report, which is so far unsubstantiated, arose during the manhunt for Orville Fleming, a former state battalion chief and training officer who was arrested in connection with the death of the woman, a former escort who became his girlfriend.


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Former Cal Fire Battalion Chief Does Not Enter Plea Again In Murder Case

A former Cal Fire battalion chief who allegedly killed his fiancee did not enter a plea in court on his second appearance before a judge on Tuesday. Instead, the murder case was continued until early July.


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Murder Suspect Orville Fleming Hiding In Bushes For 16 Days Near Where Truck Was Found

Fleming, 55, had been on the run since May 1. Authorities accuse Fleming of brutally murdering his 26-year-old girlfriend Sarah Jane Douglas at a home the two shared in Elk Grove. Douglas was found brutally murdered and left face down on the floor, her family told CBS13.