After nine days of deliberations, a jury informed the judge that it could not reach a unanimous verdict for any of the six defendants accused of murder in the 2013 shooting and stabbing of Erick Gomez in north Modesto. That means the defendants will have to stand trial all over again.
Lamar Oldham and Isaiah Stafford, two defendants accused of murder, gave police different accounts of a botched drug deal that led to a deadly shooting in north Modesto in 2013, according to testimony from a Modesto police detective.
A judge has sentenced Nicholas John Harris to 16 years to life in prison for fatally stabbing Mark Anthony Henson in 2008 and burning the victim’s car in Turlock, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office.
A police detective on Tuesday revealed details of an apparently botched drug deal in north Modesto that led to the December 2013 shooting death of a 19-year-old Riverbank man behind the Velvet Grill & Creamery restaurant on McHenry Avenue.
A judge ordered Jose Fajardo to stand trial on a charge of murder in the stabbing of his wife, Marlene Rubi Sosa Fajardo, at the couple’s home in Modesto’s airport neighborhood. Investigators and the defendant’s brother testified in a preliminary hearing Tuesday afternoon.
A man who survived a shooting during a botched drug deal in north Modesto told a detective that he could tell the deal was going bad moments before gunfire erupted behind the Velvet Grill & Creamery restaurant, according to the detective’s testimony.