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Sandra Cantu

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  • Judge Issues Gag Order In Sandra Cantu Murder Case

    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...
  • Huckaby Enters No Plea, Arraignment Moved In Murder Case

    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...
  • Plea Delayed for Woman Accused in Sandra Cantu Murder

    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,...
  • Sunday School Teacher Indicted in Cantu Murder

    Sunday School Teacher Indicted in Cantu Murder
    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...
  • Courtroom Text Messages From Melissa Huckaby Sentencing

    Courtroom Text Messages From Melissa Huckaby Sentencing
    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....
  • Sandra Cantu Sexually Assaulted With Rolling Pin Before Being Strangled, Stuffed in Suitcase

    Sandra Cantu Sexually Assaulted With Rolling Pin Before Being Strangled, Stuffed in Suitcase
    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...
  • Huckaby Ordered To Life In Prison, Restitution For Kidnap, Murder Of Sandra Cantu

    Huckaby Ordered To Life In Prison, Restitution For Kidnap, Murder Of Sandra Cantu
    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. "I...
  • Neighbors React To Huckaby Sentencing

    Neighbors React To Huckaby Sentencing
    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...
  • Huckaby Plea: Why Prosecutors Passed On Capital Murder Trial

    Huckaby Plea: Why Prosecutors Passed On Capital Murder Trial
    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. "I...
  • Cantu, Huckaby Documents Released After Gag Order Lifted

    Cantu, Huckaby Documents Released After Gag Order Lifted
    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...
  • Anniversary Of Sandra Cantu Disappearance

    Anniversary Of Sandra Cantu Disappearance
    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...
  • State Seeks Death Penalty for Melissa Huckaby

    State Seeks Death Penalty for Melissa Huckaby
    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...