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 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 Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department detective faces a domestic violence charge after his arrest earlier this month. Acting Ceres police Chief Brent Smith confirmed that Francisco “Frank” Soria was arrested at the Ceres Police Department on Jan. 5 and booked at the Stanislaus County Jail on suspicion of domestic violence.
A man in a truck drove onto the front lawn of a house in Salida, fatally hitting another man before driving off. Authorities said they are investigating the incident as a homicide and have arrested the driver.