Q: What happened in the case of the twin brothers, Roman and Ruslan Glukhoy?
A: Twin brothers Roman and Ruslan Glukhoy, 20, remain in Placer County Jail awaiting trial on murder charges stemming from an April 2, 2014 collision that killed Jose Luis Barriga-Tovar, 35, and his 14-year-old daughter, Anahi.
According to Placer County Superior Court online records, their next court date is May 1.
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The Glukhoy brothers were being pursued by law enforcement officers when they allegedly crashed a stolen pickup into Barriga-Tovar’s Kia on westbound Antelope Road at Antelope North Road. According to stories in The Sacramento Bee, the chase began when the Glukhoys and their friend Yuriy Merkushev allegedly sped away in a BMW following a car burglary in Auburn. Merkushev bailed out after the BMW crashed in Loomis and was arrested later in a parking lot, according to Placer County sheriff’s officials
The Glukhoys then allegedly stole a Ford F-150 pickup and returned to Interstate 80, with Placer County deputies in pursuit. The pickup, which authorities said at times reached speeds of more than 100 mph, exited at Antelope Road and struck the Kia as Barriga-Tovar was turning onto Antelope North Road.
Merkushev, who was accused of resisting arrest and possessing stolen property, also has a May 1 court date. He and the Glukhoy brothers have pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.
Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.