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By Jeff Pack

Merritt's defense team points to alternate suspect in McStay killings


Last updated 4/29/2019 at 9:07am

Courtesy of Law and Crime Network

Computer forensic analyst Bryan Charles La Rock testifies for two days at the behest of Chase Merritt's defense team and focuses mainly on disproving the prosecution's contention that greed was the reason Merritt killed the family and that Daniel Kavanaugh should be considered a suspect in the case.

The defense team for Charles "Chase" Merritt spent two days of testimony with computer forensic analyst Bryan Charles La Rock to build a case that would implicate former business associate Daniel Kavanaugh as a possible alternate suspect in the murders of a Fallbrook family in 2010.

Merritt is accused of killing the McStay family, Joseph, Summer and their two young boys who lived in the Lake Rancho Viejo housing development east of Interstate 15 in Fallbrook.

The McStay family was last seen alive Feb. 4, 2010, and relatives reported them missing a few days later. Then, in November 2013, th...

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