Berry Creek shooting suspect turns himself in

Full story: Chico Enterprise-Record

The man suspected on shooting a couple in Berry Creek Sunday afternoon, turned himself in today at the Nevada County Jail in Nevada City.
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1 - 15 of 15 Comments Last updated Oct 5, 2010
fort

Chico, CA

#1 Oct 4, 2010
three hots and cot for ole mike
Wow

Redding, CA

#2 Oct 4, 2010
Pretty sad that this was all because of marijuana. Sure California, go ahead and legalize it!
Jesse

Grass Valley, CA

#3 Oct 4, 2010
Wow wrote:
Pretty sad that this was all because of marijuana. Sure California, go ahead and legalize it!
If this was a matter of a few criminals fighting over proceeds from illegal pot, its an example of why it needs to be legalized immediately.
Ben Davis

Chico, CA

#4 Oct 4, 2010
That is precisely the point dunderhead. Because the use and cultivation of marijuana is illegal, criminals are attracted to it for monetary gain. If it were legalized it could be sold and TAXED in a business setting.

If you knew anything at all about history you would realize that when alcohol was illegal- during prohibition- there was a lot of criminal activity associated with it, too. Booze didn't go away simply because it was unlawful to make and consume.

In time, the nation realized the stupidity of prohibition. It is well past time to legalize marijuana for the very same reasons.
Pablo Escobar

United States

#5 Oct 4, 2010
Jesse, you're about as sharp as a rubber ball! Think it thru mi amigo. If we legalize marijuana we're going to be a huge magnet for those who want to make a fortune off this cash crop, and the cartels in Mexico are just waiting to see if we will be stupid enough to do it. Once they have a base in California they can freely export to all other states where its still illegal and even if they pay their taxes on it here, do you want their blood money? California can't unilaterally legalize this drug without attracting the worst of the worst criminals...Mexican cartels. If you think otherwise you're just ignorant. If we try it the federal government will step in - that is a given.
Pablo Escobar

United States

#6 Oct 4, 2010
Ben, you and Jesse should get together you got a lot in common. The problemo with prohibition was that it was once a legal commodity thousands of years and readily used by many, then it was sudenly made illegal. Marijuana is not legal anywhere in the world, not even in Holland, they just don't enforce the law unless they have too. There is a huge difference between prohibiton and what we have in marijuana enforcement today, granted there are some minor similarities and that is the part that needs solving, but you want some serious problems, you just go right ahead and legalize it here and see what happens.
Why

Redding, CA

#8 Oct 4, 2010
Loser from day one. It could have been a tomato plant how much weed could you steal when you are old like that enough for his pipe Sad no reason, now life at 50 something, Free housing Glad I'm not 18 right now
Sandys Friend

Marysville, CA

#9 Oct 4, 2010
First of all, she was not a drug dealer; if she was growing pot it was MEDICAL, I KNOW Sandra, she is older sick and had no desire to sell pot. Not to mention that the situation wasn't over marijuana. If you read the articles they state that the motive is still being investigated! They told him he couldn't live there any longer; the NEXT day he shot Sandra in the head twice! He could have stole the pot in the middle of the night, he intentionally attempted to murder them. It clearly wasn't over pot, he is a cold hearted criminal. If he stole her rings, would it be because of the rings that she was shot? So what if she did have pot, Prop 215 states she has the right to grow medical marijuana for personal consumption.Mexican cartels run up here to grow pot, because they cannot smuggle it across the border any more. And guess what, it is a result of the laws that make marijuana so valuable! Do people kill each other over tomato plants? No because anyone can grow them, and they are grown on a massive scale, and taxed so they are worth a buck a pound. Does the cartel run up here to bootleg rum, or grow untaxed tobacco? NO, because it isn't easy money. The war on pot harms many more than the pot does.Instead of debating fucking marijuana, maybe people should be concerned about how two innocent, sickly people were shot in THEIR home on THEIR property breaking NO LAWS! Personally I am not worried about cartel running up here to sell pot and pay taxes on it; considering that they lack a social security card and are incapable of paying taxes.
Sandys Friend

Marysville, CA

#10 Oct 4, 2010
A plant didn't make anyone shoot anybody. Our laws created the incentive for the crime. Anything on the black market has high value. Also pot was not necessarily the motive! I heard about him taking their 1991 car, how much pot did the article claim he acquired? I don't recall any! He turned himself in the next day, pot takes a week to dry. If it was plants, he would have had to have dried and manicured the pot to make money or smoke it. With the hasty surrender I fail to see how he did this for pot.
Sandys Friend

Marysville, CA

#11 Oct 4, 2010
Tell me how many times the word marijuana appears? Last Update: 4:13 pm Oct.4 channel 12 khsl, here is the link http://www.khsltv.com/content/localnews/story... 57 year old Michael Bills turned himself in early Monday morning in Nevada County. Butte County Sheriff deputies say Bills was a friend to the couple he's accused of shooting. Sandra Campbell was shot three times, twice in the head and once in the arm. Her husband, Allen, was shot once. Deputies say Bills had been living on their property on Encina Grande Road in Berry Creek for about a year. They supposedly had all reached an agreement that he would be leaving Sunday. Instead, he's accused of shooting the couple and stealing their car. Sandra was treated and released from the hospital. Her husband is still recovering. Several witnesses have been interviewed. If you know anything about this crime, please contact the Butte County Sheriff's Office.
bad idea

Chico, CA

#12 Oct 4, 2010
If they just legalize marijuana in California, there will be a new "Gold"- or should I say "Green" rush. While CA state legalization may drive down prices in CA... there will be a huge number of people moving into CA to sell marijuana to the rest of the country, where it remains illegal and there is money to be made off it...there will still be all the violence we see today over "medical" marijuana, much as things are now, simply because there is so much "easy" money tied up in it. Bad idea.

Now, nationwide legalization would remedy this problem... The mass commercial market would drive down prices so far the criminal element would largely reduced - just make it illegal to produce your own marijuana much like it is illegal to distill your own liquor.

Now there will be a few who will still grow their own, much like there are people out there who distill their own liquor illegally - or brew their own beer, legally... your "connoisseur" types, but it would be so cheap to purchase commercial marijuana in a store, there would be little demand for "black market" marijuana.

There is no simple answer for CA... but I think state legalization will just create more problems for California and every place California grown marijuana is illegally shipped.
Ohms Law

Chico, CA

#13 Oct 5, 2010
Legalize pot and you have more pot gardens and more people stealing it. Bicycles are legal too but they get stolen.

BTW how do proponents hope to tax pot? They talk about it a lot but there is no way it can be done.
Snowman

Chico, CA

#14 Oct 5, 2010
What an upstanding looking young man. Clearly the charges must be false.
Jesse

Grass Valley, CA

#15 Oct 5, 2010
Pablo Escobar wrote:
Ben, you and Jesse should get together you got a lot in common. The problemo with prohibition was that it was once a legal commodity thousands of years and readily used by many, then it was sudenly made illegal. Marijuana is not legal anywhere in the world, not even in Holland, they just don't enforce the law unless they have too. There is a huge difference between prohibiton and what we have in marijuana enforcement today, granted there are some minor similarities and that is the part that needs solving, but you want some serious problems, you just go right ahead and legalize it here and see what happens.
Gosh professor, I guess we all just can't be as smart as you. But thanks for your crystal ball insights and your lame excuses. Pathetic.
Sandys Friend

Marysville, CA

#16 Oct 5, 2010
Ohms Law wrote:
Legalize pot and you have more pot gardens and more people stealing it. Bicycles are legal too but they get stolen.
BTW how do proponents hope to tax pot? They talk about it a lot but there is no way it can be done.
I think it is pretty simple to understand how they would tax pot. Just like any other item sold in a store. A state sales tax is imposed, correct? I do not understand how that could be confusing.

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