Darrell Smith, The Sacramento Bee

Darrell Smith

The Sacramento Bee

Sacramento, CA, United States

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  • The Sacramento Bee
  • The Fresno Bee
  • The Modesto Bee
  • MercedSunStar
  • The Tribune
  • Bradenton Herald
  • Idaho Statesman
  • TriCityHerald
  • News Democrat

Past articles by Darrell:

Kidnap charges filed against accused 1990s serial rapist in brutal Davis attack

Yolo prosecutors have filed kidnap-robbery charges against retired corrections officer Mark Manteuffel in a 1994 attack on a Davis college student. DNA evidence tied Manteuffel to the attack and two Sacramento rapes, authorities said. → Read More

‘I’ll pay anything’: Global soccer star pleads for return of dog stolen in L.A. break-in

Burglars broke into international soccer star Daniel Sturridge’s Los Angeles home Monday night and snatched away Lucci, his beloved Pomeranian. Sturridge went on Instagram to offer a $30,000 reward for the dog’s return. → Read More

Marathoner accused of cheating found dead in L.A. He had been banned from CIM in Sacramento

Marathon runner Frank Meza, 70, was found dead Thursday at the Los Angeles River days after his run in this year’s Los Angeles Marathon was erased amid cheating allegations. Meza had been disqualified twice from Sacramento’s California International Marathon. → Read More

Suspect charged with rape and torture in 1990s serial attacks in Sacramento area

Mark Manteuffel was arraigned Friday in Sacramento on rape and torture charges connected to brutal attacks in 1992 and 1994, days after prosecutors announced DNA evidence had helped track him to Georgia → Read More

Lawsuit’s explosive claims of paranoia, retaliation and discrimination rock San Joaquin DA

Stunning allegations in a lawsuit by veteran prosecutor Ronald J. Freitas – including paranoid fears about lip readers and FBI wiretapping – have rocked the office of San Joaquin County District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar. → Read More

Will money help find missing Central Valley official? Bakersfield police offer $5,000 reward

Bakersfield police on Tuesday announced a reward up to $5,000 for information on missing McFarland city manger John Wooner who vanished May 14 in Bakersfield May in a mystery now stretching into a second month. → Read More

Life terms for Sacramento men who ambushed teen brothers in 2017 Fruitridge slayings

Richard Jefferson Saterfield, 23, and Hieu Hoang, 22, were sentenced to life in prison without parole Friday in Sacramento Superior Court in the May 2017 ambush murders of 19-year-old Daniel Robert Murti and Sergio Murti, 15, outside a Fruitridge Road strip mall. → Read More

White nationalist Planer sentenced in violent 2016 Capitol riot that left 10 hurt

William Scott Planer, arrested in a bloody June 2016 clash between white nationalists and anti-fascist protesters, was sentenced to time served on felony assault charges in the rioting. Planer, 36, was acquitted in February, but later pleaded no contest avoiding a potential retrial → Read More

Suspect in 1990s rape, knife torture cases faces his first court day Friday in Sacramento

Mark Manteuffel, a former Sacramento State lecturer accused of three knife-point rapes in the early 1990s, will be arraigned in two of those cases Friday in Sacramento Superior Court, local prosecutors said. → Read More

Brothers abused at boys’ center linked to Santa Rosa Catholic diocese receive $6.8M

Sonoma’s Hanna Boys Center, a residential treatment center overseen by the Diocese of Santa Rosa, will pay $6.8 million to the brothers who were groomed and molested by their casewoker and counselor, beginning in 2006 when the brothers were teens. → Read More

‘I hope she haunts you’: ‘Jailbird,’ gunman get life terms in brutal 2017 killing at Surf Motel

Rebecca Temme and James Baca are sentenced Friday to life for murder and robbery in the March 2017 shooting death of Leonora Montoya at a north Sacramento motel. Temme described the killing in the controversial Sacramento-shot Netflix reality series “Jailbirds” → Read More

Folsom accountant pleads guilty in ‘Varsity Blues’ college admissions scam

Folsom accountant Steven Masera pleads guilty in Boston to federal racketeering conspiracy charges in the nationwide “Varsity Blues” scandal in which wealthy parents allegedly paid exorbitant sums to get their children into elite schools → Read More

Folsom accountant pleads guilty in ‘Varsity Blues’ college admissions scam

Folsom accountant Steven Masera pleads guilty in Boston to federal racketeering conspiracy charges in the nationwide “Varsity Blues” scandal in which wealthy parents allegedly paid exorbitant sums to get their children into elite schools → Read More

Folsom accountant pleads guilty in ‘Varsity Blues’ college admissions scam

Folsom accountant Steven Masera pleads guilty in Boston to federal racketeering conspiracy charges in the nationwide “Varsity Blues” scandal in which wealthy parents allegedly paid exorbitant sums to get their children into elite schools → Read More

Folsom accountant pleads guilty in ‘Varsity Blues’ college admissions scam

Folsom accountant Steven Masera pleads guilty in Boston to federal racketeering conspiracy charges in the nationwide “Varsity Blues” scandal in which wealthy parents allegedly paid exorbitant sums to get their children into elite schools → Read More

Folsom accountant pleads guilty in ‘Varsity Blues’ college admissions scam

Folsom accountant Steven Masera pleads guilty in Boston to federal racketeering conspiracy charges in the nationwide “Varsity Blues” scandal in which wealthy parents allegedly paid exorbitant sums to get their children into elite schools → Read More

WBF boxing champion gets 10 years for drunken crash that killed woman, unborn child

Super-bantamweight Marcos Forestal-Coutin, 29, received a 10-year prison term for gross vehicular manslaughter for killing a 29-year-old pregnant woman when his car collided head-on with her van. → Read More

Black eyes, threats, slurs: Sacramento cop killer suspect’s rap sheet goes back years

Adel Ramos, the suspect in the slaying of Sacramento CA officer Tara O’Sullivan, has many accusations of violence and threats against women. He spent only 15 days in jail before his arrest, police records show. → Read More

Black eyes, threats, slurs: Sacramento cop killer suspect’s rap sheet goes back years

Adel Ramos, the suspect in the slaying of Sacramento CA officer Tara O’Sullivan, has many accusations of violence and threats against women. He spent only 15 days in jail before his arrest, police records show. → Read More

‘Worst-case nightmare:’ Why did it take so long to get Tara O’Sullivan to a hospital?

Sacramento Police Officer Tara O’Sullivan waited nearly an hour to be taken to a hospital after being shot while suspect Adel Sambrano Ramos sprayed gunfire with a rifle in CA. Why did the rescue take so long? → Read More