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Defendant Sentenced for First-Degree Murder of Wife

DATE:  March 26, 2019

CASE:  Joshua Childers (Case #17FE005883)

PROSECUTOR:  Deputy District Attorney Satnam Rattu, Homicide Unit

The Honorable Ernest Sawtelle sentenced Joshua Childers to 50 years to life in prison.  On January 31, 2019, a jury convicted Childers of the first-degree murder of Victoria Vasquez.  The jury also found true a use of firearm enhancement.

On March 28, 2017, a Placer County 911 dispatch received a call from a man reporting he had shot his wife and she could be found in a mobile home park in South Sacramento.  A record check of the phone number used to call 911 located an address associated with the phone number.  Officers responded to the residence and found a deceased woman in a bedroom.  Law enforcement then located Childers by pinging his phone and he was taken into custody the same day. 

 

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