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Articles from the August 6, 2018 edition

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  • Trial of alleged McStay family murderer postponed again

    Jeff Pack, Special to the Village News|Updated Aug 6, 2018

    According to court records, one of the attorneys for Charles “Chase” Merritt, the man accused of murdering Joseph McStay, McStay’s wife and their two preschool-age sons, asked for and received a postponement to the start of the trial. It was just another delay in the high-profile trial of Merritt who, according to prosecutors, bludgeoned to death the young Fallbrook family during the time of their disappearance in February 2010. Now, a pretrial hearing will happen Aug. 10; j...

  • Woman accused of Pala attack arraigned in Vista

    City News Service|Updated Aug 6, 2018

    VISTA - A woman accused of attacking three senior citizens with a baseball bat as they slept in a broken-down car on the Pala Indian Reservation pleaded not guilty today to charges of elder abuse, assault, and vandalism. Michelle Limon Cagey - who lives on the reservation - faces nine years and eight months in state prison if convicted, said Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Reischl. The victims - who live in the Los Angeles area - had just left a nearby casino when the 2006...

  • Missing Fallbrook woman found trapped in vehicle

    Tom Ferrall, Staff Writer|Updated Aug 6, 2018

    FALLBROOK – A 72-year-old Fallbrook woman who was reported missing by family the afternoon of Sunday, July 29, was found trapped in her vehicle in the early morning hours of Monday, July 30. Cheryl Blandon was discovered in her white Honda Fit, which had drifted off the road and down an embankment on Rice Canyon Road off state Route 76. Blandon was found by her daughter, Sheri Linner, at approximately 3 a.m. July 30. "Her daughter actually ended up locating her by retracing steps where she thought she might have been," s...