Q: Can you tell me what happened in the case of Leo Curry Jr.? Have the four people accused of killing him gone to trial?
A: The trial for four members of a family accused of killing 77-year-old Leo Curry Jr. after he befriended them is set for April 21, according to Sacramento Superior Court records available online.
Sandy George, Michael Moreno, Kevin Moreno and Peaches Alexis Moreno are charged with murder, conspiracy to commit a crime and robbery.
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According to stories in The Sacramento Bee, police responded Nov. 17, 2014, to the 4000 block of Shining Star Drive, where they found Curry dead inside his Parkway neighborhood home. Members of Curry’s family had called police after becoming concerned that they had not heard from him in several days. Neighbors also reported that Curry’s vehicle was missing from the driveway, where it was usually parked.
Because Curry showed signs of physical trauma, homicide detectives and crime scene investigators joined the investigation. Police said detectives discovered that Curry’s vehicle had been sold via an online ad after his death, which led them to book the defendants on suspicion of the homicide.
Police allege that Curry befriended a family in need, inviting them into his home, and that they took advantage of Curry, stealing his property and his money.