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Man arrested in Sacramento Denny’s death also suspect in killing of his Stockton grandfather

Richard Robinson
Richard Robinson Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

A man arrested in connection with the death of a man in a Denny’s restaurant parking lot in Sacramento is also a suspect in the killing of an 87-year-old man in Stockton the same day, law enforcement officials said.

Richard Robinson, 25, was booked into Sacramento County jail on Friday, suspected of killing a man in the restaurant parking lot in the 1300 block of Howe Avenue on Thursday.

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District crews were called to the location, 1322 Howe Ave., at 9 a.m. Thursday, after a witness found a man who appeared to be unconscious in the parking lot.

Firefighters pronounced him dead at the scene. His name has not been released by the Coroner’s Office.

Sacramento County sheriff's deputies were called after paramedics noticed trauma to his upper body. He had suffered stab wounds.

During the investigation into the Sacramento killing, Sacramento County sheriff’s detectives found a vehicle in the parking lot of the Denny’s that was reported as a vehicle being sought in connection with the killing of an 87-year-old man in Stockton.

Sacramento detectives were informed by Stockton officers that Robinson was the grandson of the dead man there and was a suspect in the killing.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews