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Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Who was charged in 1994 slaying of woman in midtown Sacramento?

Q: Who was charged for the March 30, 1994 murder of Kristy King in midtown and how can I find details for the homicide trial?

Steve, Sacramento

A: Two suspects were arrested in connection with the shooting death of Kristy Ann King, but no court records were found of anyone being charged in the case.

Police described King, 33, as the innocent victim of a gang-retaliation shooting. She was moving into an upstairs apartment at 21st and U streets at 9:30 p.m. March 30, 1994, when she heard a neighbor calling police to report two gang members lurking outside, according to a story in The Sacramento Bee.

The neighbor armed herself and headed outside to warn another neighbor to stay away. One of the suspected gang members started shooting at the apartment complex, police said, and one bullet hit King in the back of the head. She died a short time later at UC Davis Medical Center.

About a month later, two youths, ages 18 and 17, were arrested in the case. Police said the 18-year-old was believed to be the gunman who killed King. The 17-year-old’s name was not released because he was a juvenile. There are no court records of the 18-year-old being prosecuted, and no accounts of a trial in the case were found in The Bee’s archives.