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Renee Metcalf owned a home in Twentynine Palms where she lived with her adult daughter, Christy McKissic, and Christy’s daughter, Zariah.  On the night of the murders, Zariah fell asleep in bed with her grandmother.  At approximately midnight, Zariah was woken up to her grandmother running out of her room

Angered by 20 years of his sister-in-law, Ana Ramirez, living with the family and interfering in his relationship with his wife and children, Defendant Jorge Palomo had enough. During the evening hours, Defendant Palomo patched the air vents in his home, set out two open propane tanks, severed the gas

In 2018, the Defendant went on a brazen crime spree, committing four robberies and two sexual assaults, in two locations over the span of about two hours.  The first two robberies occurred at an Ontario “Check n’ Go,” where he pretended to be a customer but then pulled out a

On the afternoon of Christmas day in 2015, the defendant, Johnny Oliva, told his family that he needed to go to the store to get some cigarettes.  Instead, he made a few phone calls and lured the victim, David “Mouse” Bustamante, to the In-N-Out in Hesperia.  The defendant claimed he was going to