Deputy Dennis Wallace, killed while on duty Nov. 13, had hoped to retire in March, says his widow, Mercedes. She was comforted by co-worker Sharon Rocha, mother of Laci Peterson, as well as thousands of others and served as grand marshal of Hughson’s Christmas parade.
Initially, Gurdev Singh was one of six people charged in connection with the Jan. 10 brawl that stemmed from a power struggle between two factions at the Sikh Temple in Turlock. When Singh agreed to a plea deal this week, he was the only defendant who still faced a felony charge.
A preliminary hearing began Wednesday for Pardeep Singh, Kultar Singh Dhatt and Cole Nathaniel Millington, who are accused of murder in the November 2013 Turlock shooting of Amritpal Sandhu. The victim was found dead in his car after he called 911 to report gunfire from another car.
A Hilmar woman was arrested Monday on suspicion of concocting a story about her 10-year-old son dying of cancer to scam an Oakdale woman in her late 60s out of thousands of dollars, according to police.