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California Man Sentenced to Death for Killing Family of 4

LOS ANGELES — A Southern California man was sentenced to death Tuesday for the 10-year-old killings of a family of four whose bodies were found buried in shallow graves in the California desert. Charles “Chase” Merritt was convicted in June of killing his former business associate Joseph McStay, McStay's wife,...

Merced Man Sentenced for Aiding Alleged Killer of Cpl. Ronil Singh

A man in the United States illegally was sentenced to 21 months in prison in Fresno federal court Wednesday for helping a suspect try to escape to his native Mexico after officials say he killed a Newman police officer. Erik Quiroz Razo, 28, of Merced, had faced a maximum of...