VACAVILLE — Elyjah Whitman prefers to remember the good things. His mother’s funny laugh. Her macaroni and cheese, which he still craves.
The now 13-year-old was home with his three siblings three years ago when his mother was shot to death in the garage of the family’s Vacaville home. The gunman was his mother’s boyfriend and the father of his two youngest siblings.
Events of that night are still fresh in his mind. His older sister Andrea Corral, who was 17 at the time, woke him up, then his little brother.
“He started crying,” Elyjah said. “I thought my mom was dead. I was crying.”
The youngest child, a girl, remained asleep as all four children huddled in their mom’s bedroom.
FAIRFIELD — A crowd of local law enforcement officials convened Wednesday at the county conference center for the sixth annual recognition and award ceremony hosted by District Attorney Donald A. du Bain. The star of the event was Andrea Corral, who was honored by the District Attorney’s Office as the 2013 civilian witness of the […]
FAIRFIELD — Stories of tragedy and triumph were shared Friday at the annual A Day of Remembrance in recognition of Domestic Violence Month. The event took place in the heart of Fairfield on the grassy lot at Texas and Jefferson streets, across from the county Government Center. Such gatherings often occur within four walls, said […]
FAIRFIELD — A Vacaville man who murdered his longtime girlfriend and mother of two of their children was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years to life in prison. During his jury trial earlier this year, Sidney Wilson, 34, admitted shooting Victoria Corral, 33, after luring her into the garage of her Cambridge Drive home one night in […]
FAIRFIELD — A Vacaville man was found guilty Monday of second-degree murder for shooting and killing Victoria Corral, the mother of two of their children, in the garage of her Cambridge Drive home in Vacaville on the night of Sept. 8, 2011. Some of the friends and family members of Corral who witnessed the verdict […]
FAIRFIELD — Sidney Wilson shot and killed Victoria Corral on the night of Sept. 8, 2011. His attorney conceded that right away during closing arguments in Wilson’s murder trial. But the killing was just a case of voluntary manslaughter, according to the attorney. Voluntary manslaughter carries a maximum 11-year prison sentence. Murder carries a life […]
FAIRFIELD — The Vacaville man standing trial on a murder charge for the shooting death of his longtime girlfriend and the mother of two of their children took the witness stand Thursday. “Everything was happenin’ hecka fast,” Sidney Wilson testified. “Everything was weird. I didn’t know what was happenin’.” What was happening was Wilson was […]
FAIRFIELD — Family members described the relationship of Sidney Wilson and Victoria Corral as loving and passionate. The prosecution painted a different picture, citing several incidents from the past seven years where police were called to altercations between the two. Wilson is accused of murder for killing Corral in September 2011 in the Vacaville garage […]
FAIRFIELD — Sidney Wilson put his two kids to bed then went with their mother into the garage of her Cambridge Drive home in Vacaville, where he allegedly shot and killed her a few minutes later. One of two other children in the home at the time Victoria Corral was killed took the witness stand […]
FAIRFIELD — Jury selection got under way Thursday in the trial of a Vacaville man accused of shooting and killing a Vacaville mother. Sidney Wilson, 35, has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge. He is accused of fatally shooting Victoria Corral in the garage of her Cambridge Drive home on the night of Sept. 8, […]
FAIRFIELD — A 17-year-old girl took the witness stand Wednesday and described witnessing her mother being shot and killed in the garage of their Cambridge Drive home on the night of Sept. 8, 2011. The girl testified that she heard her mother, Victoria Corral, shout out her name from the garage, prompting her to walk […]
FAIRFIELD — Nearly two months after pleading not guilty to a murder charge, the lawyer for a Vacaville man accused of killing the mother of their four children told a judge Thursday that he needed six more months before he would be ready for a probable cause hearing. “I have a lot of things to […]
FAIRFIELD — A 33-year-old Vacaville man pleaded not guilty Monday to a murder charge. Sidney Wilson is accused of fatally shooting Victoria Corral in the garage of her Cambridge Drive home on the night of Sept. 8. Wilson is the father of two of Corral’s four children, who were in the home at the time of the […]
VACAVILLE — A 33-year-old Vacaville woman was fatally shot Thursday night and the father of two of her children was arrested for allegedly killing her. Police went to the Cambridge Drive home after receiving calls of gunshots being fired at the home around 10:40 p.m., police said. There were four children in the home at […]
VACAVILLE — A 33-year-old Vacaville man is in custody for allegedly killing a woman who was found dead in the garage of his Cambridge Drive house, according to Vacaville police. Officers responded to the house on the 200 block of Cambridge Drive at 10:39 p.m. Thursday after getting calls of shots fired. Officers surrounded the […]
Eugene Patton, the stagehand who became “Gene Gene the Dancing Machine” on television’s “The Gong Show” in the late 1970s, has died. Patton died in Pasadena, California on March 9 of complications from diabetes, his son Sidney Patton said on Wednesday. A veteran stagehand, Patton worked on shows like “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In,” ”The Flip […]
The Associated Press Today is Saturday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2015. There are 306 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 28, 1940, the first televised college basketball games were broadcast by New York City station W2XBS as Pittsburgh defeated Fordham, 57-37, and New York University beat Georgetown, 50-27, at Madison […]
Today is Saturday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2015. There are 306 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On Feb. 28, 1940, the first televised college basketball games were broadcast by New York City station W2XBS as Pittsburgh defeated Fordham, 57-37, and New York University beat Georgetown, 50-27, at Madison Square Garden. On […]
Today is Friday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2015. There are 314 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On Feb. 20, 1905, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Jacobson v. Massachusetts, upheld, 7-2, compulsory vaccination laws intended to protect the public’s health. (The case involved a Swedish immigrant, Henning Jacobson, who refused to pay […]
Richard Sherman gave Tom Brady an earful and trolled him on Twitter a few years ago. Now the All-Pro cornerback says the star quarterback isn’t really a choir boy. Sherman vs. Brady. Jeremy Lane vs. Rob Gronkowksi. Doug Baldwin vs. the world. This Super Bowl between the New England Patriots (14-4) and Seattle Seahawks (14-4) […]
Jan. 1 1934 — Columbia upsets Stanford 7-0 in the Rose Bowl when Al Barabas scores in the third quarter on a 17-yard hidden-ball play. 1935 — Bucknell beats Miami 26-0 in the first Orange Bowl. 1991 — Georgia Tech routs Nebraska 45-21 in the Citrus Bowl to finish as college football’s only unbeaten team […]
VACAVILLE — The Court of Appeal in San Francisco on Wednesday upheld the second-degree murder conviction and the 40-years-to-life sentence imposed on a Vacaville man who murdered his longtime girlfriend and mother of two of their children in 2011. Sidney D. Wilson, 36, admitted during his jury trial to shooting Victoria Corral, 33, after luring her into […]
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WASHINGTON â€” Longtime Democratic Rep. Jane Harman plans to resign from the House to become the next president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. In an e-mail to constituents on Monday, Harman said she filed paperwork notifying House officials that she was in discussions to succeed former Rep. Lee Hamilton, D-Ind., as the […]
AP Sports Writer SAN JOSE â€” The San Jose Sharks signed captain Joe Thornton to a $21 million, three-year contract extension Saturday, locking up another key player before he could leave for free agency. The Sharks announced the deal hours before their home opener against Atlanta. It comes as little surprise given that Thornton has […]
The Associated Press NEW YORK â€” The names Ilya Kovalchuk, Dan Hamhuis and Evgeni Nabokov don’t roll off the tongues of American sports fans quite like those of LeBron, D-Wade, and Dirk. Such is life in the world of the NHL, which is also about to embark on a free-agent frenzy of its own, starting […]
AP Sports Writer VANCOUVER, British Columbia â€” Here we go again. A week ago, on what was called Super Sunday, the Americans beat the Canadians in the Olympics for the first time in 50 years. On Sequel Sunday, the U.S. will try to become Olympic champions on the 50th anniversary of their out-of-nowhere gold medal […]