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Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to Pollock Pines man accused of killing couple in Oregon?

Q: What was the verdict and punishment in the double murder trial of Gary Goins, who was arrested in Pollock Pines in October 2011? He was accused of murdering his brother and sister-in-law in Oregon.

Johan, Wilton

A: Gary Goins, a Pollock Pines resident, was arrested in October 2011 by El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies, acting on information provided by Josephine County sheriff’s detectives in Grants Pass, Ore.

Goins is accused of fatally shooting his brother Dennis Goins and sister-in-law Susan Goins. According to a December 2014 story in a Grants Pass newspaper, the Grants Pass Daily Courier, Goins in scheduled for trial in April on four counts of aggravated murder and one count of robbery, and could face the death penalty if convicted.

Dennis Goins, 63, and Susan Goins, 53, were found dead at their Grants Pass home on Oct. 24, 2011 after Susan Goins failed to show up for work. Investigators said they believed the couple were killed several days earlier. Authorities were looking into reports that Gary Goins had threatened the couple over an inheritance dispute.

A story in The San Jose Mercury News at the time identified Dennis Goins as a former Silicon Valley executive who had moved from San Jose to Oregon.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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