A fugitive who was arrested in Las Vegas after a police standoff has been returned to Northern California to face a murder charge in the November slaying of his ex-girlfriend.
William Gardner, the man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend in Winters in November is expected back in Yolo County on Monday.
A fugitive in the slaying of his ex-girlfriend in Northern California told a Las Vegas judge he fears for his safety, but won’t contest his transfer in custody to face murder and probation violation charges.
When CBS13 broke the news of William Gardner’s arrest in Las Vegas, Leslie Pinkston’s family and friends were relieved after weeks of fear.
William Gardner III will face murder charges in Yolo County after his arrest in Las Vegas early Tuesday morning after calling the CBS13 newsroom.
The man accused of killing his girlfriend in Winters is holed up in a Las Vegas home, and talked to CBS13’s Derek Shore on the phone.
For reasons we may never know, the DA’s office says it was Leslie Pinkston herself who paid the $130 that ultimately set Gardner free. The sheriff’s department tells the DA’s office it is her signature on the receipt.
CBS13 found that Gardner showed up at Pinkston’s mother’s home, through a chair through a window and smashed the windows of a car.