Man Accused In Gypsy Hill Killings Has Spent Nearly 50 Years JailedRodney Halbower, 66, is suspected of being a serial killer who raped and murdered five young women in Northern California and one in Reno, Nevada, during a four-month span in early 1976.
Sacramento Sniper: Who Shot Stephen McDonald From A Second-Story Midtown Apartment?It was a Friday just before noon. Someone would walk up the stairs leading to a second-floor apartment and shatter all peaceful sounds. Multiple shots were fired from a second-floor window. A sniper had gotten into position to do some serious damage.
Whatever Happened To Penny Parker? How a Dedicated Detective Found Her Killer 25 Years LaterThis is the story of a little girl lost, and the Sacramento detective who found justice for her. Twenty-five years after she was murdered, Penny Parker’s killer was found 2,000 miles away.
Cold Case Arrest: Husband Suspected In 1978 Disappearance Of Oroville WomanDetectives have arrested a man in connection to the 1978 disappearance of an Oroville woman.
Prison Inmate Charged With 'Gypsy Hill' Serial Killings From 1976Rodney Halbower has been charged with two of the six killings of young women in 1976 that became known as the 'Gypsy Hill' killings.
Cold Case Closed: Placer Sheriff Says Inmate Also Shot Couple To Death In 1991Joseph Victor Foster, Jr. had been serving time in state prison for a different crime. Now, investigators say he shot and killed Jacqueline Barton and Hugh Gresham at their Ponderosa Way home in January 1991.
Lodi Man Charged In 1989 Southern California MurderA California man has been charged with murder in the 1989 stabbing death of a 35-year-old woman in Orange County after a new cold case team re-examined the killing, officials said Thursday.
DNA Collection Law Struck Down By California Appeals CourtA California appeals court has struck down a state law that requires the collection of DNA from anyone arrested on suspicion of committing a felony.
Babysitter Arrested In 1988 Death Of Utah Baby That Had Bruises, Bite MarksLouis Duran was charged with murder 25 years after the child died in his care and was found with bruises, bite marks and signs of longstanding abuse, authorities said.
Court Upholds California DNA Swabs Of ArresteesA federal appeals court on Thursday upheld California's law requiring people arrested for felonies to submit samples of their DNA to police.
8 Years Later, Son Pleads For Leads In Brutal Sacramento Slaying Of MotherShe was walking home in April 2006 with a birthday present for Gregg’s brother when police say a man jumped out of a green Honda, grabbed her purse and stabbed the elderly lady repeatedly.
Court To Consider California's DNA Collection LawA federal appeals court appeared ready last year to strike down as an unconstitutional invasion of privacy a controversial California law requiring police to collect DNA samples from every person arrested in the state.
Vacaville Cold Case Warms As Suspect Identified Following Arrest For A Separate MurderOn Nov. 15, 1982, Deanna went to a party just down the street from her home. But the next day, the 14-year-old’s body was found not far down the road. She’d been strangled and beaten.
Jurors Tear Up During Trial For 'Double Initial' Murder SuspectJurors in the trial of a 79-year-old man charged with the decades-old slayings of four women in Northern California wiped tears from their eyes on Monday, as a prosecutor showed images of the victims' bodies and described how they were discovered.
Tip In 1990 Cold Case Leads Stockton Police To Manteca HomeA Stockton missing person case from 1990 is getting renewed interest after a tip led investigators to a house in Manteca.