Police, prosecutors await alleged killer’s extradition
Winters Police Chief Sergio Gutierrez, right, and U.S. Marshal Albert Najera announce the arrest of murder suspect William Carl Gardner III at a press conference held Tuesday at the Winters Police Department. (Sue Cockrell/McNaughton Newspapers)
WINTERS — A tip, followed by "good old-fashioned detective work" helped authorities track down the man wanted on suspicion of slaying his ex-girlfriend in Winters, law-enforcement officials said at a news conference Tuesday to discuss that morning's arrest.
But it will be at least several days before William Carl Gardner III is brought from Las Vegas to Yolo County to face murder charges for the Nov. 18 shooting death of his ex-girlfriend, Leslie Renee Pinkston, outside her downtown Winters workplace.
"We're continuing to work in developing the best possible case for the District Attorney's Office to prosecute the man who we believe killed Leslie Pinkston," Winters Police Chief Sergio Gutierrez said at the press conference, held jointly with the U.S. Marshals . . . Continue Reading