Did they ever find the shooter of the man at McDonald’s on Linden Drive in Citrus Heights?
– Chris, Citrus Heights
A Sacramento Superior Court jury in March convicted Christoph Peter Ebert-Stallworth of second-degree murder in the Jan. 4, 2013, shooting death of Baron Seidel in a McDonald’s parking lot on Lichen Drive in Citrus Heights.
Ebert-Stallworth, 21, was sentenced May 30 to 25 years to life in prison, according to online court records. He is incarcerated at Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy.
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According to stories in The Bee, Citrus Heights police responded about 6 p.m. to a report of a shooting in the parking lot in the 7800 block of Lichen Drive and found Seidel, 28, inside a parked vehicle with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The prosecutor said in his trial brief that Ebert-Stallworth, who lived in Vallejo, drove from the Bay Area to meet Seidel in the McDonald’s parking lot to buy marijuana from him. The DA charged that Ebert-Stallworth tried to rob Seidel, but there was no exchange of money and the marijuana was left in Seidel’s car. The jury could not reach a verdict on the attempted robbery charge.