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Police release name of Vallejo homicide victim

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From page A4 | July 31, 2014 |

Erica Bryan

VALLEJO — Police on Wednesday released the name of the woman authorities suspect was killed early Saturday by a state parolee.

Officers were called at 1:52 a.m. Saturday to the 2000 block of Marin Street in Vallejo. They found several people inside a home who were victims of an assault. Among the victims was 40-year-old Erica Bryan and her 5-year-old son.

The boy was taken to a Bay Area trauma center and was expected to survive, police said Wednesday in a case update. The child remained hospitalized. Bryan died while on her way to the trauma center.
Daryl K. Wakefield, 43, of Vallejo, was identified as the suspect. He was found several hours after the attack and was arrested without incident.

Wakefield was jailed on suspicion of murder, attempted murder, child cruelty that led to injury or death, assault causing great bodily injury, and for a parole hold. He was held without bail.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Vallejo police at 651-7147.

Reach Glen Faison at 427-6925 or gfaison@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GlenFaison.

Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid Washington Redskins fan, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.
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  • 2realJuly 31, 2014 - 5:18 am

    Funny when they show a pic of a victim and use their mugshot. Nobodys a angel.

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  • REALLYJuly 31, 2014 - 10:20 am

    2real: Look at the background color on the photo. That is a DVD photo, not a booking photo!

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  • REALLYJuly 31, 2014 - 10:25 am

    2real: Jail mug shots have a gray background. Besides that the police likely gave the photo to the newspaper.

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  • LarryJuly 31, 2014 - 6:40 am

    This is our local newspaper at it's best. Two mug shots of the victim. I wonder if this victim lived in Green Valley donated money to the Republican Party would her picture be shown in this manner?

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  • No need to renew this subscription. Save your moneyJuly 31, 2014 - 8:37 am

    I know DR could have used a better picture. Makes ppl feel like well she was in the life of crime so that's the result. I'm glad my subscription is done with this tacky newspaper. I WILL NOT RENEW!!!! It's so biased and never tells the whole story! God bless the little boy hope he recovers from his physical wounds soon

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  • Erica's motherAugust 05, 2014 - 2:37 am

    I am her mother and it is her drivers license photo. She was never arrested in Solano County. Please be respectful, especially for her surviving children.

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  • Twanda SimpsonJuly 31, 2014 - 8:50 am

    It is interesting when a woman is killed and a child is also involved and the reporters profile is a longer story. And using that type of photo is an insult to the victim. No wonder why this newspaper is begging for subscribers.

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  • ...July 31, 2014 - 10:23 am

    Ok, I always thought that these pictures with the blue background that the DR uses, were DMV photos, not mug shots. Guess I was wrong!? Either way, my condolences to the little boy, their family, and to the other victims. Note: no one should be coming to the DR for an unbiased story... I come in expecting the bare minimum at most, but still feeling that I know a little bit more about what's going on around me than I would have been, had I not read the cornucopia of one-sided articles.

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  • ReallyJuly 31, 2014 - 10:35 am

    (...) You were right all along!

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