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Murderer Gets 40-Year Sentence In 2013 Acton Shooting

Murderer Gets 40-Year Sentence In 2013 Acton Shooting

A Santa Clarita Valley man received a 40-year sentence Friday for the second-degree murder of Christopher Demyen, as several family members provided tearful testimony Friday at his killer’s sentencing in Lancaster.Scott Shipley, 57, of Acton, was found guilty back in April, after a brief trial. “I think that the verdict reached by the jury was the correct and just verdict and the sentence that the defendant received was just,” said Tom Trainor, deputy district attorney for Los Angeles County. "While no sentence can ever bring Demyen back to his family, this can hopefully provide them with some finality in this chapter of their life."

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Gorman Body ID’ed, Renews Santa Clarita Valley Murder Investigation

Gorman Body ID'ed, Renews Santa Clarita Valley Murder Investigation

While coroners are still working to determine the cause of death, a Los Angeles man believed to have been murdered and then dumped in Gorman was identified by Sheriff’s Department officials Monday. Homicide detectives are still investigating the situation as a murder. Ricardo Lopez, 32, of Los Angeles, is believed to have been shot in the head, perhaps as many as three years before fragments of his skeleton were identified July 15. Lopez, who lived in an area of Los Angeles known as Athens, near Imperial Boulevard and Vermont Avenue, was found with what detectives suspect was a gunshot in his skull.

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Santa Clarita Deputies Arrest Suspect In Burglary, BB Gun Shooting

Santa Clarita Deputies Arrest Suspect In Burglary, BB Gun Shooting

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a Santa Clarita man Wednesday night after responding to reports of a commercial burglary and a BB gun assault. Brandon Spencer, 22, of Canyon Country, was arrested on assault with a deadly weapon charges last night in Saugus. The investigation began after a report of a commercial burglary at a hobby store on the 25600 block of Bouquet Canyon Road, according to Sheriff’s Station arrest records. Several Airsoft-style guns were stolen from the store after it closed, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Crime Prevention Unit deputies.

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Santa Clarita Valley Murder, Alleged Fatal DUI Cases Due Back

Santa Clarita Valley Murder, Alleged Fatal DUI Cases Due Back

Two Santa Clarita Valley court cases had hearings Tuesday at Los Angeles County Superior Court in San Fernando. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. A Canyon Country man accused of killing his father in Santa Clarita’s only murder in 2013 had a hearing setting; a Stevenson Ranch woman accused in an ...

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‘Halloween Trio’ Accused Of Murder Could Face Trial In June

'Halloween Trio' Accused Of Murder Could Face Trial In June

A long-awaited Santa Clarita murder trial for three teen suspects accused of fatally shooting a man during an alleged Halloween robbery in 2011 could see jury selection in June, an official said Thursday. The “Halloween trio,” Diamonte Jerome McGhee, 20, Branden Trevaughn Higgis, 19, and Eric Michael Edwards, 19, were all under 18 when they were arrested on charges they were involved in the death of Alex Sanchez and wounded Ricardo Sandoval during a robbery gone awry Oct. 21, 2011. “We expect (jury selection) to start June 23 or June 24,” said Brad Lieberman, the deputy district attorney in charge of the case’s prosecution. The defendants have a June 16 court date, but that’s a pretrial conference for the attorneys, officials said.

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