Vacaville double-homicide trial set for May

By From page A3 | January 31, 2014

Richard R. Calkins

Richard R. Calkins

FAIRFIELD — A Vacaville man accused of shooting and killing two friends and wounding another while they were eating psilocybin mushrooms and watching “Family Guy” on television, was in court briefly Thursday to schedule a date for a jury trial.

Richard R. Calkins, 21, has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and attempted murder. Judge Donna Stashyn set the start of Calkins’ trial for May 7.

Calkins is accused of killing Richard M. Perez, 20, and Cameron S. Silva, 21, before allegedly shooting Sarah J. Berkheimer, 21, in the face on the night of Nov. 16, 2010, at Calkins’ apartment. Berkheimer survived.

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Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.

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  • FVVPDJanuary 31, 2014 - 8:14 am

    finely i pray this dude gets put away he killed 2 of my friends on purpose. mushrooms do not make you do these things that he did. he knew what he was doin. if it wasnt for the "BIG BAD VVPD" he woulda rememberd more but they made hit his head on the stairs typical. ne wayz hope justice is served. rip cameron rip richard

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  • alexMay 21, 2014 - 6:15 pm

    Put your self in that situation and I'd like to see the results those were his friends he did not mean to do it the drug s played a huge part my cousin was not a killer he was a cool kick back and funny person . I'm not saying what was not wrong but it was a messed up situation . And he is dealing with the consequences. I'm tired of people putting my cousin as a monster when he is not. But rest in paradise for all who have been took that night.

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