Chapman murders top list of crime in ...

Chapman murders top list of crime in 2006

There are 3 comments on the Merced Sun-Star.com story from Dec 23, 2006, titled Chapman murders top list of crime in 2006. In it, Merced Sun-Star.com reports that:

In a year that has kept Merced County law enforcement agencies busy, the unsolved slaying of an elderly couple ranks as the top story of the year.

[via Merced Sun-Star.com]

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Wondering

Crescent City, CA

#1 Apr 7, 2007
Does anyone know the status of this case?(Last update 12/13/06)
The Aug. 16 arrest of Crescent City resident Robert Daniel Thompson on a Merced County warrant charging him with the 20-year-old slaying of two Atwater teenage girls also ranks as one of the top five stories of the year.

Forty-one-year-old Thompson is charged with the Dec. 13, 1986 deaths of Sheila Carter, 15, and Jodie Marie Ragsdale, 12.

He also is charged with special circumstances alleging multiple victims and an enhancement since he served prior prison terms.

While under California law the finding of a special circumstance to be true by a jury means either death or life in prison without the possibility of parole, the district attorney's office has not made a determination whether to seek the death penalty if he is found guilty.

The girls were bludgeoned to death and their bodies found along the shoulder of Campodonica Road near Alves Road in Cressey.

Thompson was a suspect at the time the two girls were killed and had been arrested in connection with the case. But it was determined there was not enough evidence to take the case to trial.

A Merced County District Attorney official said advances in DNA analysis allowed investigators to look at the case with fresh eyes.

Thompson pleaded not guilty to murder and is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing on Jan. 9, 2007.
MCW

United States

#2 Nov 8, 2007
Not sure I understand how this connects with the Chapman murders.
MCW

United States

#3 Mar 9, 2009
William Chapman, "Bud" was my uncle. Any news on the Murders?

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