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Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to family members accused of killing man who befriended them?

Q: What happened to four people, two men and two women, who are accused of taking Leo Curry’s automobile and killing him in November 2014 in south Sacramento? He was a softball player for the Golden Seniors.

Eugene, Sacramento

A: Four people are being held without bail in Sacramento County Jail, awaiting trial in the death of 77-year-old Leo Curry Jr.

Sandy George, 36, Michael Moreno, 38, Kevin Moreno, 20, and Peaches Alexis Moreno, 19, are charged with murder, conspiracy to commit a crime and robbery. According to online records, their next court date is April 1.

Sacramento police said Curry had befriended a family in need and invited them into his home. Police allege that the family took advantage of Curry, stealing his property and money.

According to stories in The Sacramento Bee, officers responded Nov. 17, 2014, to the 4000 block of Shining Star Drive, where they found Curry dead inside his Parkway neighborhood home. Family members had called police after becoming concerned when 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 homicide.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy