The Modesto man charged with killing his wife, son and stepson had another case in the Stanislaus County Superior Court system – a misdemeanor charge of spousal battery that resulted from an April incident.
Modesto, California, attorney Frank Carson and two others charged with murder in the slaying of Korey Kauffman will not face a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole when their trial begins early next year.
A 30-year-old woman, along with a 9-year-old boy and a 4-year-old boy, were found dead Saturday evening in a north Modesto home. It was unclear whether the woman had any relation to the boys, or how she knew them.
A man suspected of stealing a vehicle ran from police Saturday night and hid inside a north Modesto home for about five hours, before he apparently fell through a ceiling and was apprehended by officers.