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  • Attorney will tweet defense in McStay murder trial

    Attorney will tweet defense in McStay murder trial

    Saturday, August 1 2015 2:15 AM EDT2015-08-01 06:15:47 GMT
    Sunday, August 2 2015 2:34 PM EDT2015-08-02 18:34:52 GMT
    The attorney representing the man accused of killing the McStay family in Fallbrook is taking his case to twitter.  
    The attorney representing the man accused of killing the McStay family in Fallbrook is taking his case to twitter.  
  • Unsealed warrants: Chase Merritt owed Joseph McStay $30k

    Wednesday, July 1 2015 1:39 PM EDT2015-07-01 17:39:32 GMT
    Thursday, July 2 2015 7:17 PM EDT2015-07-02 23:17:42 GMT
    A San Bernardino County judge released 33 redacted search warrants Wednesday morning revealing new details in the disappearance and murder of the McStay family from Fallbrook. 
    A San Bernardino County judge released 33 redacted search warrants Wednesday morning revealing new details in the disappearance and murder of the McStay family from Fallbrook. 
  • DA wants death penalty in slaying of California family

    DA wants death penalty in slaying of California family

    Monday, June 29 2015 4:55 PM EDT2015-06-29 20:55:57 GMT
    Tuesday, June 30 2015 9:35 AM EDT2015-06-30 13:35:48 GMT
    The district attorney will seek the death penalty for a California man who is charged with the murders of a family of four. 
    The district attorney will seek the death penalty for a California man who is charged with the murders of a family of four. 
  • Judge to unseal redacted search warrants in McStay family murders

    Judge to unseal redacted search warrants in McStay family murders

    Wednesday, June 24 2015 6:07 PM EDT2015-06-24 22:07:34 GMT
    Wednesday, June 24 2015 6:47 PM EDT2015-06-24 22:47:43 GMT
    A San Bernardino County Court judge has agreed to unseal more than 30 search warrants connected to the investigation into the 2010 murders of the McStay family of four in Fallbrook. 
    A San Bernardino County Court judge has agreed to unseal more than 30 search warrants connected to the investigation into the 2010 murders of the McStay family of four in Fallbrook. 
  • Lawyer: Sledgehammer was alleged quadruple killing weapon

    Lawyer: Sledgehammer was alleged quadruple killing weapon

    Thursday, June 11 2015 10:56 AM EDT2015-06-11 14:56:47 GMT
    Thursday, June 11 2015 11:02 AM EDT2015-06-11 15:02:31 GMT
    Prosecutors are expected to claim a Southern California man used a sledgehammer to kill a family of four whose bodies were found years later in shallow desert graves, but there isn't a shred of physical evidence tying him to the crime scenes, a defense attorney said. 
    Prosecutors are expected to claim a Southern California man used a sledgehammer to kill a family of four whose bodies were found years later in shallow desert graves, but there isn't a shred of physical evidence tying him to the crime scenes, a defense attorney said. 
  • Hearing delayed in McStay family murders

    Hearing delayed in McStay family murders

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 1:32 PM EDT2015-05-19 17:32:18 GMT
    Tuesday, May 19 2015 5:27 PM EDT2015-05-19 21:27:06 GMT
    A preliminary hearing was postponed Tuesday in the case of a man accused in the deaths of four members of a California family who mysteriously disappeared from their home. 
    A preliminary hearing was postponed Tuesday in the case of a man accused in the deaths of four members of a California family who mysteriously disappeared from their home. 
  • Man charged in McStay murders asks for evidence

    Man charged in McStay murders asks for evidence

    Tuesday, March 17 2015 12:20 PM EDT2015-03-17 16:20:18 GMT
    Tuesday, March 17 2015 12:20 PM EDT2015-03-17 16:20:18 GMT
    A man charged with killing a San Diego County family whose bodies were found buried in the desert is asking the prosecution to turn over more evidence. 
    A man charged with killing a San Diego County family whose bodies were found buried in the desert is asking the prosecution to turn over more evidence. 
  • Accused McStay family killer appears in court

    Accused McStay family killer appears in court

    Thursday, February 19 2015 8:35 PM EST2015-02-20 01:35:00 GMT
    Thursday, February 19 2015 8:35 PM EST2015-02-20 01:35:02 GMT
    The man accused of murdering the McStay family wants all the evidence in the case handed over. 
    The man accused of murdering the McStay family wants all the evidence in the case handed over. 
  • San Bernardino DA files opposition to public release of McStay search warrants

    San Bernardino DA files opposition to public release of McStay search warrants

    Sunday, January 25 2015 1:08 PM EST2015-01-25 18:08:19 GMT
    Thursday, January 29 2015 2:15 PM EST2015-01-29 19:15:16 GMT
    San Bernardino DA argues release of 35 sealed search warrants will threaten ongoing murder investigation. 
    San Bernardino DA argues release of 35 sealed search warrants will threaten ongoing murder investigation. 
  • News outlets file legal briefs seeking information in murder of McStay family

    News outlets file legal briefs seeking information in murder of McStay family

    Thursday, January 8 2015 5:10 PM EST2015-01-08 22:10:22 GMT
    Sunday, January 25 2015 2:15 PM EST2015-01-25 19:15:21 GMT
    News organizations have filed two legal motions seeking information in the murders of Joseph and Summer McStay and their two young sons, Gianni and Joey. 
    News organizations have filed two legal motions seeking information in the murders of Joseph and Summer McStay and their two young sons, Gianni and Joey. 
  • Judge unseals court records in McStay murder case

    Judge unseals court records in McStay murder case

    Friday, January 23 2015 12:43 PM EST2015-01-23 17:43:33 GMT
    Saturday, January 24 2015 2:18 PM EST2015-01-24 19:18:09 GMT
    A San Diego judge has unsealed court records from early stages of an investigation into the disappearance of a family of four whose bodies were eventually found in desert graves. 
    A San Diego judge has unsealed court records from early stages of an investigation into the disappearance of a family of four whose bodies were eventually found in desert graves. 
  • McStay murder mystery: Who is Chase Merritt?

    McStay murder mystery: Who is Chase Merritt?

    Thursday, December 4 2014 6:36 PM EST2014-12-04 23:36:05 GMT
    Thursday, December 4 2014 7:58 PM EST2014-12-05 00:58:00 GMT
    Probation report obtained by CBS News 8 details McStay business partner's criminal background. 
    Probation report obtained by CBS News 8 details McStay business partner's criminal background. 
  • Not guilty plea in McStay family murder case

    Not guilty plea in McStay family murder case

    Wednesday, November 12 2014 10:34 AM EST2014-11-12 15:34:14 GMT
    Wednesday, November 12 2014 10:53 PM EST2014-11-13 03:53:47 GMT
    A Southern California man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he beat to death a family of four, then buried the bodies in the desert. 
    A Southern California man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he beat to death a family of four, then buried the bodies in the desert. 
  • Former business associate accused in McStay murders

    Former business associate accused in McStay murders

    Friday, November 7 2014 9:54 AM EST2014-11-07 14:54:44 GMT
    Saturday, November 8 2014 11:41 AM EST2014-11-08 16:41:07 GMT
    The ex-business partner of a Fallbrook man who mysteriously disappeared with his wife and two young sons has been arrested on suspicion of murdering the entire family, authorities announced Friday.
     
    The ex-business partner of a Fallbrook man who mysteriously disappeared with his wife and two young sons has been arrested on suspicion of murdering the entire family, authorities announced Friday.Charles Ray Merritt was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Chatsworth in connection with the deaths of the McStay family. 
  • CHP releases portion of 911 call in McStay murders

    CHP releases portion of 911 call in McStay murders

    Monday, January 6 2014 8:15 PM EST2014-01-07 01:15:13 GMT
    Tuesday, January 7 2014 1:04 PM EST2014-01-07 18:04:47 GMT
    Off-road motorcycle rider called 911 to report he had found "part of a human skull" near Victorville. 
    Off-road motorcycle rider called 911 to report he had found "part of a human skull" near Victorville. 
  • Backlash over book's new theory on McStay murders

    Backlash over book's new theory on McStay murders

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 2:26 AM EST2014-01-07 07:26:59 GMT
    Tuesday, January 7 2014 9:24 AM EST2014-01-07 14:24:26 GMT
    A new book written by a former business partner of Joseph McStay levels some bombshell accusations against Joseph's wife Summer in the months leading up to the McStay family's mysterious disappearance in February 2010. 
    A new book written by a former business partner of Joseph McStay levels some bombshell accusations against Joseph's wife Summer in the months leading up to the McStay family's mysterious disappearance in February 2010. 
  • Memorial and paddle out for McStay family

    Memorial and paddle out for McStay family

    Saturday, January 4 2014 5:58 PM EST2014-01-04 22:58:14 GMT
    Saturday, January 4 2014 10:04 PM EST2014-01-05 03:04:09 GMT
    Joseph and Summer McStay and their two children were remembered in a memorial service at a church in Laguna Niguel, followed by a paddle out at the San Clemente Pier.

     
    Joseph and Summer McStay and their two children were remembered in a memorial service at a church in Laguna Niguel, followed by a paddle out at the San Clemente Pier.

     
  • McStay murder mystery: Who is Vick Johansen?

    McStay murder mystery: Who is Vick Johansen?

    Wednesday, December 18 2013 7:44 PM EST2013-12-19 00:44:16 GMT
    Thursday, December 19 2013 8:59 AM EST2013-12-19 13:59:25 GMT
    Summer McStay's former boyfriend, and ex-Marine named Vick Johansen, was never too far away from the McStay family. 
    Summer McStay's former boyfriend, and ex-Marine named Vick Johansen, was never too far away from the McStay family. 
  • Desert remains ID'd as McStay boys

    Desert remains ID'd as McStay boys

    Friday, November 22 2013 11:01 PM EST2013-11-23 04:01:29 GMT
    Saturday, November 23 2013 2:42 PM EST2013-11-23 19:42:00 GMT
    Two sets of juvenile remains found in the Mojave Desert near Victorville last week are those of two young Fallbrook boys who vanished along with their parents nearly four years ago, authorities confirmed Friday.
     
    Two sets of juvenile remains found in the Mojave Desert near Victorville last week are those of two young Fallbrook boys who vanished along with their parents nearly four years ago, authorities confirmed Friday.
     
  • Memorial service held at McStay family gravesite

    Memorial service held at McStay family gravesite

    Wednesday, November 20 2013 10:20 PM EST2013-11-21 03:20:36 GMT
    Wednesday, November 20 2013 10:20 PM EST2013-11-21 03:20:52 GMT
    Community members joined McStay family members Wednesday for a gravesite vigil near Victorville. 
    Community members joined McStay family members Wednesday for a gravesite vigil near Victorville. 
  • Forensic pathologist gives insight into McStay case

    Forensic pathologist gives insight into McStay case

    Saturday, November 16 2013 9:21 PM EST2013-11-17 02:21:01 GMT
    Saturday, November 16 2013 10:19 PM EST2013-11-17 03:19:56 GMT
    Forensic clues may leave behind what killed the McStay family but it may not show when they died. 
    Forensic clues may leave behind what killed the McStay family but it may not show when they died. 
  • Author of book on McStay family shares his theory

    Author of book on McStay family shares his theory

    Saturday, November 16 2013 3:20 PM EST2013-11-16 20:20:21 GMT
    Saturday, November 16 2013 4:18 PM EST2013-11-16 21:18:21 GMT
    He wrote a book on the McStay case, but an investigative author is expressing shock over the tragic new twist in the case. 
    He wrote a book on the McStay case, but an investigative author is expressing shock over the tragic new twist in the case. 
  • Authorities: McStay family's remains found in Mojave Desert

    Authorities: McStay family's remains found in Mojave Desert

    Friday, November 15 2013 2:20 AM EST2013-11-15 07:20:26 GMT
    Friday, November 15 2013 11:14 PM EST2013-11-16 04:14:08 GMT
    Four sets of human remains found in the Mojave Desert near Victorville this week are believed to be those of a Fallbrook family murdered under mysterious circumstances after vanishing nearly four years ago 
    Four sets of human remains found in the Mojave Desert near Victorville this week are believed to be those of a Fallbrook family murdered under mysterious circumstances after vanishing nearly four years ago, authorities said Friday. 
  • Six months since the McStay family disappeared

    Six months since the McStay family disappeared

    Thursday, August 5 2010 9:00 PM EDT2010-08-06 01:00:04 GMT
    Friday, November 15 2013 4:13 PM EST2013-11-15 21:13:00 GMT
    They vanished six months ago this week. The case of a missing Fallbrook family remains a mystery to law enforcement. 
    They vanished six months ago this week. The case of a missing Fallbrook family remains a mystery to law enforcement. 
  • Local authorities believe McStay family is in Mexico

    Local authorities believe McStay family is in Mexico

    Tuesday, April 9 2013 1:30 PM EDT2013-04-09 17:30:59 GMT
    Tuesday, April 9 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-04-10 02:44:04 GMT
    Investigators said Tuesday they believe a couple that abruptly disappeared with their two young boys left for Mexico voluntarily, a statement that closes a chapter on an exhaustive search 
    Investigators said Tuesday they believe a couple that abruptly disappeared with their two young boys left for Mexico voluntarily, a statement that closes a chapter on an exhaustive search that began more than three years ago. 
  • New theory about what happened to the McStay family

    New theory about what happened to the McStay family

    Monday, February 4 2013 9:00 PM EST2013-02-05 02:00:51 GMT
    Tuesday, February 5 2013 1:19 AM EST2013-02-05 06:19:51 GMT
    It's been three years since a Fallbrook family disappeared without a trace. Joseph McStay, his wife Summer and their two sons have been missing since February 4, 2010. 
    It's been three years since a Fallbrook family disappeared without a trace. Joseph McStay, his wife Summer and their two sons have been missing since February 4, 2010. 
  • 2 years since Fallbrook family disappeared

    2 years since Fallbrook family disappeared

    Friday, February 3 2012 12:29 PM EST2012-02-03 17:29:52 GMT
    Friday, February 3 2012 3:54 PM EST2012-02-03 20:54:00 GMT
    This weekend marks 2 years since a local family mysteriously disappeared. 
    This weekend marks 2 years since a local family mysteriously disappeared. 
  • Year later, San Diego family's disappearance is a mystery

    Year later, San Diego family's disappearance is a mystery

    Sunday, February 6 2011 10:37 PM EST2011-02-07 03:37:45 GMT
    Sunday, February 6 2011 10:37 PM EST2011-02-07 03:37:45 GMT
    Detective Troy DuGal has fielded hundreds of leads since entering the home of Joseph and Summer McStay a year ago to find rotten eggs on the kitchen counter and two cereal bowls full of popcorn on the living room futon. 
    Detective Troy DuGal has fielded hundreds of leads since entering the home of Joseph and Summer McStay a year ago to find rotten eggs on the kitchen counter and two cereal bowls full of popcorn on the living room futon. He believes the McStays went to Mexico with their two young boys, but the evidence that fills four large binders in his office cubicle yields no answers. 
  • Vigil on one-year anniversary of Fallbrook family's disappearance

    Vigil on one-year anniversary of Fallbrook family's disappearance

    Saturday, February 5 2011 2:17 AM EST2011-02-05 07:17:05 GMT
    Saturday, February 5 2011 2:17 AM EST2011-02-05 07:17:06 GMT
    It has been exactly one year since a local family went missing, seeming to vanish into thin air. 
  • Missing Fallbrook family's case featured on Discovery Channel show

    Missing Fallbrook family's case featured on Discovery Channel show

    Monday, January 3 2011 9:21 PM EST2011-01-04 02:21:03 GMT
    Tuesday, January 4 2011 11:22 AM EST2011-01-04 16:22:57 GMT
    A Fallbrook family who disappeared in February 2010 will be featured Monday night on an episode of the Discovery Channel program "Disappeared." 
    A Fallbrook family who disappeared in February 2010 will be featured Monday night on an episode of the Discovery Channel program "Disappeared." 
  • MONDAY, January 3, 2010

    McStay Family Missing

    McStay Family Missing

    Monday, January 3 2011 8:24 PM EST2011-01-04 01:24:53 GMT
    Monday, January 3 2011 8:41 PM EST2011-01-04 01:41:41 GMT
    A Fallbrook family who disappeared in February 2010 will be featured tonight on an episode of the Discovery ID Channel program "Disappeared." The episode was filmed in September, focusing on the mysterious 
  • WEDNESDAY, September 15, 2010

    New TV investigation into McStay disappearance

    New TV investigation into McStay disappearance

    Wednesday, September 15 2010 10:42 PM EDT2010-09-16 02:42:58 GMT
    Friday, September 17 2010 8:36 PM EDT2010-09-18 00:36:01 GMT
    The disappearance of a local family is gaining national attention. The Discovery Channel is now filming an episode about the McStays, who have been missing for more than seven months. 
    The disappearance of a local family is gaining national attention. The Discovery Channel is now filming an episode about the McStays, who have been missing for more than seven months. 
  • THURSDAY, March 18, 2010

    Brother says border tape does not show missing family

    Brother says border tape does not show missing family

    Thursday, March 18 2010 9:53 PM EDT2010-03-19 01:53:45 GMT
    Thursday, March 18 2010 9:53 PM EDT2010-03-19 01:53:47 GMT
    A Fallbrook man is speaking out about the disappearance of his brother and his family. 
    A Fallbrook man is speaking out about the disappearance of his brother and his family. 
  • Surveillance video offers new lead in missing family case

    Surveillance video offers new lead in missing family case

    Friday, March 5 2010 8:16 PM EST2010-03-06 01:16:57 GMT
    Saturday, March 6 2010 12:29 PM EST2010-03-06 17:29:47 GMT
    There's a possible new lead in the case of a missing Fallbrook family that vanished without a trace one month ago. 
    There's a possible new lead in the case of a missing Fallbrook family that vanished without a trace one month ago. Detectives confirm to News 8 the family of four may have been spotted on surveillance tape walking across the border at San Ysidro. 
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