William Gardner

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Yolo County Murderer Calls Attorney Racist During Sentencing, Judge ‘Klansman’ After

The courtroom was thick with emotion during the sentencing phase when Gardner called his own attorney a racist and claims he conspired with the prosecution.


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Jury Convicts Man Of Killing Ex-Girlfriend In Winters

The man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend in Winters last November has been convicted by a jury of first-degree murder, according to several local news outlets.


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Murder Suspect Who Called CBS13 While On The Run Appears Before Jury

The Yolo County district attorney says Gardner is nothing more than a cold-blooded killed who devised a plan to execute his girlfriend.


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Fugitive In Winters Slaying Returned To Calif. From Vegas

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.


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Suspect In Winters Shooting Expected To Return To Yolo County Monday

William Gardner, the man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend in Winters in November is expected back in Yolo County on Monday.


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Winters Slaying Fugitive Appears Before Vegas Judge

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.


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Winters Murder Victim’s Friends, Family Relieved After Gardner’s Arrest

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.



Winters Murder Suspect Will Face Charges In Yolo County After Las Vegas Arrest

William Gardner III will face murder charges in Yolo County after his arrest in Las Vegas early Tuesday morning after calling the CBS13 newsroom.


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Winters Murder Suspect Surrenders After Vegas Standoff, Talking To CBS13

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.


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Winters Shooting Suspect Bailed Out Of Jail Days Prior To Killing By Victim

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.


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Winters Mother Allegedly Killed By Ex-Boyfriend Had Restraining Order Against Him

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.