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Vacaville double-murder trial will continue next week

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From page A3 | May 31, 2014 |

Richard R. Calkins

Richard R. Calkins

FAIRFIELD — A murder trial was put on hold until next week for the Vacaville man who fatally shot two friends and wounded a third friend in 2010 while they were all high on psilocybin mushrooms.

Richard R. Calkins’ defense attorney does not want jurors to hear a recording of the four-hour police interview with Calkins in which he talks about the shootings. Prosecutors want to use the video to refute claims of defense experts who testified that Calkins told them he had no memory of the events that night.

Judge Donna Stashyn said she will return to court Monday morning, when the recording may be presented. Stashyn also said it was likely closing arguments in the trial would be presented Wednesday.

Calkins, 22, is accused of killing Richard M. Perez, 20, and Cameron S. Silva, 21, and shooting Sarah Berkheimer, who was 21 at the time, in the face while they were at his Vacaville apartment on Nov. 16, 2010. Calkins was 18 at the time.

Reach Jess Sullivan at 427-6919 or jsullivan@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jsullivandr.

This version corrects Richard R. Calkins’ age.

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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  • HARLEY SCHROEDERJune 01, 2014 - 1:41 am

    Richard R. Calkins is one of the best people I have ever had the priviledge to meet in my life. His heart is the size of the universe and the love that he has for his family and friends is insurmountable to say the least. Yes, a very tragic event took place and some good young men lost their lives. I can only imagine the amount of pain and heartache that has plagued their families and loved ones. My condolences go out to them from the bottom of my heart. If any of you know Richard Calkins then you know that he is a great man and he loved those young men and that they were family to him. He could've never, in a conscious frame of mind, done the horrible thing that happened that night. So for those of you that are out there talking bad about Rich and judging him, just know that his love runs deeper than most of you can even fathom and he has to live with the consequences of that night for the rest of his life and one can only imagine how that must feel because he loved those friends as much as he loves his family and probably more than he loves himself. I know that some of you that are judging him and running your mouths about him were once his friends also so you already know the extent of his love and loyalty to his friends and loved ones. You should go look in a mirror and examine yourselves because you can only wish that your love and loyalty could ever be a fraction of what his is. Like i said Rich is one of the best men i know and i consider myself blessed by God to be able to call him a friend and brother. My heart and prayers go out to all the families and friends that have been so devastatingly and profoundly affected by this aweful tragedy. Richard, I love you with all of my heart and you know that, whatever happens, God has a plan for you and He won't give up until His perfect work is complete. Your Friend and Brother Always, Harley James Schroeder

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  • CD BrooksJune 01, 2014 - 6:45 am

    Mr. Schroeder, this is nice and honorable to stand up for your friend. But you won't get any sympathy here, just sayin.

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  • Lola65June 02, 2014 - 4:27 pm

    He may be the sweetest man on earth...and never in a conscious state of mind hurt his friends....but he consciously took the drugs that they say caused this...

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  • Get realJune 02, 2014 - 4:51 pm

    On behalf of Richard Perez Richard calkins was no where near family being accociated threw a gang is not a friend showing no empathy for Richard & Cameron's family mugging them in court he's a low down cold blooded killer maybe 3 and a half years later of a not guilty & it's not looking good for him is just now setting in for you trifling people who thought your "home boy" was coming home to celebrate get drunk and high with you for real instead he can be the nicest teddy bear friend in prison

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