STOCKTON, Calif. (KRON) – Stockton serial killer suspect Wesley Brownee was ordered Monday to return to court in January for further arraignment. So far in court, Brownlee has faced charges for three of the six murders he’s accused of.
He was in court Monday morning at 9 a.m. but was not arraigned on more charges. Rather, an envelope and a box were subpoenaed and a Jan. 3 court date was set. Brownlee did not plead Monday, either. Records from Natasha LaTour, who said she is the only known survivor of the suspect’s alleged killing spree, were subpoenaed into evidence.
Prosecutors say five murders happened in Stockton and one happened in Oakland on dates ranging from April 2021 to Aug. 2022. Brownlee is also accused of the attempted murder of a woman. The 43-year-old grew up in Oakland and has a lengthy criminal history of drug dealing.
Stockton police say they arrested Brownlee in mid-October as he was hunting for a potential next victim.
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That claim had Brownlee’s public defender requesting a protective order against pre-trial publicity, saying these statements could prevent him from having a fair trial, but the judge struck the motion down.
Police said the string of shootings from April 2021 to September of this year have been linked by ballistics and claimed the lives of Juan Vasquez Serrano, Paul Yaw, Salvador Debudey Jr., Jonathan Hernandez Rodriguez, Juan Carlos Carranza-Cruz, and Lawrence Lopez. On Monday Brownlee’s family was present in court, along with LaTour and family members of Yaw.
Bay City News contributed to this report.