| Apr 21, 2009
TRACY - On her first day presiding over the Melissa Huckaby murder case, Judge Linda Loftus issued a gag order barring anyone involved with the case from speaking to the media.
KRON-TV reports Deputy District Attorney Thomas Testa was hand-delivered...
| Apr 24, 2009
STOCKTON - Melissa Huckaby, the former Sunday School teacher accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering 8-year-old Sandra Cantu, did not enter a plea today as she appeared before a judge in Stockton.
The San Joaquin County Public Defender's office was...
| May 7, 2009
| 12:58 PM
The Sunday school teacher accused in the rape and killing of 8-year-old Sandra Cantu had her plea delayed a second time Friday to give her defense team more time to prepare.
Public Defender Sam Behar asked for a delay in entering a plea. Melissa Huckaby,...
| Aug 17, 2009
| 9:06 PM
TRACY -- A Sunday school teacher has been indicted by a San Joaquin grand jury on charges she kidnapped, raped and killed an 8-year-old girl and drugged two other people.
Twenty-eight-year-old Melissa Huckaby broke down in tears as Judge Linda Lofthus...
| Jun 14, 2010
The sentencing hearing for Melissa Huckaby has started in a San Joaquin County courtroom.
"There is no mystery what the sentence is in this case," Judge Linda Lofthus.
It's standing room only inside the courtroom, and a handful of people are standing....
| Jun 19, 2010
| 7:32 AM
STOCKTON -- Newly released grand jury transcripts show Melissa Huckaby drugged 8-year old Sandra Cantu and sexually assaulted her with a rolling pin before strangling her with an alcohol soaked noose.
Sandra"s body was found with a blood-soaked cloth...
| Jun 14, 2010
Former Sunday school teacher Melissa Huckaby has been sentenced to a prison term of life without the possibility of parole and ordered to pay more than $8,000 in restitution for the kidnapping and murder of 8-year-old Sandra Cantu of Tracy in 2009.
| Jun 14, 2010
Outside the neighborhood where Sandra Cantu lived, Orchard Estates in Tracy, police officers were asking the media not to go in, and neighbors were apprehensive to react on-camera to Melissa Huckaby's sentencing Monday.
Except Coleen Toon.
"Today is a...
| Jun 15, 2010
Melissa Huckaby leaves the San Joaquin County Courthouse today with her life. She will spend that life in prison, but takes with her only the conviction for murdering 8-year-old Sandra Cantu. She's not, according to the record at least, a rapist.
| Jun 18, 2010
| 4:17 PM
The San Joaquin County Court has released the indictment and courtroom transcripts relating to the trial of Melissa Huckaby for the kidnapping and murder of Sandra Cantu.
The documents and details were previously withheld from the media under a gag order...
| Mar 27, 2010
It was one year ago today when a happy, skipping Sandra Cantu was captured on surveillance video, just minutes before she disappeared from a Tracy mobile home park. Tracy detectives have arrested Melissa Huckaby in connection with Sandra's rape and...
| Sep 10, 2009
The District Attorney for San Joaquin County say they will seek the death penalty against a Tracy woman accused of killing an 8-year-old Tracy girl in March.
Former Sunday School teacher Melissa Huckaby did not enter a plea after appearing in the San...