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.
The judge in the “Sweetheart Murders” case has agreed with the jury’s recommendation that Richard Hirschfield should be put to death for murdering two young college students more than 30 years ago.
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 tried one last time Friday to convince a jury the man on trial for the “Sweetheart Murders” three decades ago didn’t do it.
The defense began their closing argument Thursday in the “Sweetheart Murders” trial, and they claim the wrong man is on trial.
Hoping to tap into the emotions of the jury, prosecutor Dawn Bladet gave a passionate and compelling closing argument Wednesday as to why she believes Richard Hirschfield is a cold-blooded rapist and killer.
Three decades after two UC Davis students were murdered a suspect in the case is finally going to trial.