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Shooter in killing on West Capitol Avenue is denied parole

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 7, 2015

A man convicted in a shooting death in West Sacramento back in 2000 was denied parole last month.

The Yolo County District Attorney’s office reported that a panel of the state board of parole hearings denied parole for David Cree, 34.

Cree (then 20) and companion Jessie Lampkin were driving on West Capitol Avenue on Oct. 8, 2000, after a night of drinking, said the D.A.’s office. They drove past Jimmy Lee Richardson and Gregory Rowan, and Cree believed Richardson might have previously assaulted him.

Cree pulled the car over and asked “Where are the girls?”

Then he fired a sawed-off shotgun at the pair. Richardson died, and Rowan was seriously injured.

Cree was convicted of second-degree murder and other charges, and was sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison. Lampkin was also convicted of murder. His conviction was overturned although he later served time for manslaughter.

The parole board believed Cree’s release posed an “unreasonable risk” to the public. He’s eligible for another hearing in 2017, although he may request earlier hearing date.

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Arrest made in yesterday’s shooting

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — NOV 19, 2014 —

West Sacramento police announced last night that they have made an arrest in the Tuesday morning shooting near Proctor Avenue and Sycamore Street.

In custody is Michael Reyes, Jr., a 24-year old from West Sacramento. He will be booked on attempted murder, reported Lieutenant Tod Sockman.

Further details have not been released.

An unidentified man on bike was shot from a passing car in the Tuesday morning incident. He was hit several times and his condition was not reported to the media.

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Man hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds after West Sac shooting

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE – NOV 18, 2014 –

News just in directly from the West Sacramento Police Department:

“(Today) at approximately 8 a.m., officers responded to the corner of Proctor Avenue and Sycamore Avenue for a subject shot.  When officers arrived, a 42 year old male was found with multiple gunshot wounds.  He was transported to the hospital and his condition in unknown at this time.  The victim was riding his bicycle near the intersection when a subject in an unknown type vehicle pulled up and shot the victim.  Due to the ongoing investigation, some specific details regarding the shooting are not yet available for release.

“If anyone has information about this crime they are encouraged to call the West Sacramento Police Department’s Dispatch at 916-372-3375 or the Crime Tip Hotline at 916-617-4747.

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West Sac drive-by killer denied parole

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – JUNE 4, 2014 —

The Yolo County District Attorney’s office has announced that Daniel Robinson, a 38-year old from West Sacramento, has been denied parole in his first hearing after 18 years in prison.

Robinson was convicted of second-degree murder in 1996 for killing 16-year old Robert Castro in a gang-related drive-by shooting, said the office of D.A. Jeff Reisig. Robinson and his friends, members of the 29th Street Crips gang, shot Castro because they felt disrespected by the Broderick Boys gang. Castro was on bike at the time.

Castro’s parents and other relatives were at the parole hearing in Salinas Valley Prison, as was Chief Deputy D.A. Jonathan Raven and victim services advocate Silvia Aceves.

Commissioner Perry Turner, ruling against parole, said Robinson continued to have problems with alcohol and violence while in prison, said the D.A.’s office.

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