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.