DATE: October 4, 2019
CASE: Mark Long (Case #18FE000521)
PROSECUTOR: Principal Criminal Attorney Caroline Park, Homicide Unit
The Honorable Eugene Balonon sentenced Mark Long to 26 years to life in prison. On August 28, 2019, a jury convicted Long of the first-degree murder of his wife, Susan Roberts. The jury also found that Long used a deadly weapon in the commission of the murder.
On January 6, 2018, Susan Roberts did not show up for dinner with friends. The next day, her friends went to Ms. Roberts’ home, which she shared with her husband, Mark Long. After the friends called for a welfare check, Sacramento police officers responded to the residence. SWAT was eventually called out, and a stand-off ensued for hours. After entry was made, Long was taken into custody. Ms. Roberts’ body was found deceased inside the home.