Thursday, December 29, 2011 12:00 am
During the past year, fireworks were sold for the first time in
Lodi, gang violence became a growing concern, local residents
demanded more access to the Mokelumne River and school officials
were accused of changing grades to get students into a local
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 12:00 am
The man accused of murdering an Acampo father and son last month
declared his intention to plead guilty Monday morning, even if that
meant a possible death sentence.
Howard Daniel Smith, 40, allegedly shot and killed Jonathan
Meagher, 48, and his father, 84-year-old William Robert Meagher, on
March 25, according to prosecutors.
During an arraignment hearing Tuesday, Smith expressed his
desire to plead guilty, and reiterated his previous refusal of an
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 5:04 pm
The man accused of murdering an Acampo father and son appeared
in court for an arraignment Tuesday afternoon, and was charged with
19 pages worth of violations.
Jonathan Meagher is shown in this screen-capture taken of his MySpace profile page Monday, March 28, 2011. Meagher, 48, and his father, William Robert Meagher, 84, were shot and killed Friday at their Acampo residence, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department.
Monday, March 28, 2011 5:10 pm
The two men shot and killed in Acampo on Friday night have been
identified as a father and son.
The victims were Jonathan Meagher, 48, and his father, William
Robert Meagher, 84, according to Deputy Les Garcia with the San
Joaquin County Sheriff's Department.
Deputies have arrested Howard Daniel Smith in connection with
the killings. Police encountered Smith, 40, in a blue Ford Ranger
pickup truck when they responded to the shooting.