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  • Sandra Cantu's Mom Doesn't Want Death Details Released

    Sandra Cantu's Mom Doesn't Want Death Details Released
    In a five-page document filed in San Joaquin County Superior Court, Maria Chavez begged Judge Linda Lofthus to keep the gag order in her daughter's murder in place. "Whenever we see or hear about the heinous crimes which took the dignity and life of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Still No Trial Date In Melissa Huckaby Case

    Still No Trial Date In Melissa Huckaby Case
    Melissa Huckaby...the woman accused of murdering 8-year old, Sandra Cantu was back in a San Joaquin County courtroom today. Prosecutors want to get a trial set, while the defense says it needs more time. There's still no trial date set, but they did set a...
  • City of Tracy Job Cuts

    City of Tracy Job Cuts
    Budget woes could mean pink slips for officers in Tracy's Police Department. The proposed cuts come as the city remains in the national spotlight with a number of high profile cases. The City of Tracy has to cut 9-million bucks off it's budget citywide,...
  • Grand Jury Indicts Huckaby For Kidnapping, Rape, Murder

    Grand Jury Indicts Huckaby For Kidnapping, Rape, Murder
    The San Joaquin County Grand Jury says 28 year old Melissa Huckaby must stand trial for the kidnap, rape and murder of 8-year-old Sandra Cantu. The Tracy girl was reported missing last March. Her body was found a week and a half later stuffed in a...
  • No Trial Date Set For Melissa Huckaby

    No Trial Date Set For Melissa Huckaby
    A San Joaquin County judge refused to set a trial date for Melissa Huckaby, who is accused of murdering 8 year old Sandra Cantu. Prosecutor Tom Testa wanted an early date set so that several critical witness who are children would remember key facts....
  • Melissa Huckaby

    Melissa Huckaby, a Sunday school teacher, was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and killing 8-year-old Sandra Cantu, whose body was found in a suitcase in an irrigation pond. Melissa Huckaby, 28, was detained at 11:55 p.m. Friday, about five hours...
  • 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...