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Saturday, 27 July 2013 02:42

Trespasser Killed by Homeowner Had Criminal Record

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Brandon Pacheco, the 25-year-old man shot in the head and killed by a Turlock homeowner on Tuesday morning while allegedly trespassing and stealing, has a previous criminal record including conviction of grand theft in March and an arrest for commercial burglary earlier this month.

“We have had previous contacts with him,” said Turlock Police Department spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis in regards to Pacheco.

According to the Turlock police activity log, Brandon Pacheco and Blake Pacheco, 20 of Turlock, were arrested on March 11 after being found with a stolen catalytic converter and in possession of methamphetamine.
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The Stanislaus County Superior Court convicted Pacheco of grand theft after he plead guilty later that month. He was also deferred to a drug treatment program for the methamphetamine charge.

On July 1, Pacheco was arrested at approximately 2:22 p.m. for commercial burglary at Bob’s Muffler, located in the 400 block of N. Center Street in Turlock.

Pacheco was shot at approximately 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning, in the 1100 block of Dianne Street. Homeowner Robin Boyer, 58 of Turlock, admitted to responding officers that he shot Pacheco after he had reason to believe the young man was trespassing and stealing from his property.

According to Lewis, Boyer had seen Pacheco trespass onto his property several times in the past. After confronting the alleged thief, Boyer told investigators that an altercation broke out between the two, leading to Pacheco's shooting.

Responding officers found Pacheco dead with gun wounds to the head in an open field separated from, yet nearby, Boyer’s residence. The Turlock Police Department also said that a shotgun was recovered from the scene.
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The case will be sent to the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office where a decision will be made whether or not charges will be filed against Boyer.

Pacheco’s younger sister, Linzey Pacheco, who was involved in a drive-by shooting in April, says that her brother was wrongfully killed. Pacheco’s family has publicly said they hope to see charges pressed against Boyer.

“He was a good hard working kid that never would hurt anybody and was unarmed, and viciously mowed down,” Linzey Pacheco posted on her Facebook page. “He had a lot of family and a lot of friends that loved him. And he was too young to die like this.”

TurlockCityNews.com could not reach Boyer for comment.

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Turlock Man Shot In Head, Two Arrested

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  • Guest - shan

    Yes ive heard from his daughter shelly myself.. she emailed me back when this all first happened.. apperently she does not like the fact that not everyone agrees withher fathers choice to shoot someone in back of there head... well anyways after she called me a fat C u nxt tuesday (which im neither) she proceeded to lay all the happenings out... i however have nvr believed her so as soon as the man above pksted that news artical stateing boyer shot the UNARMED pacheco boy who also had NO STOLEN KTEMS ON HIM. I emailed that artical to that bitch and sure enough my family works for police department blah blah blah... unfair and curupt system we have.. but from what ive read on a few of these post the boyer family isnt spic n.span clean an perfect like everyone thinks and there daughter is definitly a few screws loose.

  • Guest - That article is fake

    Search around to find that article, you won't find it from any news source, only posted on sites like this or kcra in the comments section. Do some research people instead of believing all the lies you read from the family ie he has someone on the police force who are getting him off the hook etc.

  • Guest - Tony

    To all who think that that this guy would not have been shot if he was not stealing tells me you saw him stealing. From the info I have seen, He was shot on another property and lay dead next to his dirtbike. A friend of mine was shot in the arm with rocksalt years ago while riding between a couple orchards. I myself was almost run into a canal on Harding road when I was younger, by an angry old bastard who lived across the street from the canal and didn't like the dust. He blocked the road and swung his door open in the small gap I had to get by between his truck and the canal. If my friend or myself would have been shot and killed in either scenario, I'm pretty sure the shooter would have said the same thing Boyer did.
    For in the same manner you judge men, YOU shall be judged.

  • Guest - Mary

    I have yet to hear what Brandon was "stealing". Beer cans, junk, something worth nothing, something in the garbage dumpster? Boyer took this as an opportunity to come out running, gun in hand, and aimed for Brandon's head. I back up the Pacheco family. Boyer had so many other options than to shoot to kill. Was this on your bucket list boyer? Before you die you were determined to shoot and kill anyone that was remotely near your property? Well you can check this off now. Hopefully your bucket list of murdering someone with your gun is done now. What is next on the bucket list boyer?
    You destroyed a family and you caused people like me, who hate to hate people like you, to want to see you hurt as badly as the family you destroyed. I don't like to feel hatred. It is unhealthy and not goid for my soul to hate and dispise you. I pray this feeling leaves me. Right now I feel that this feeling will go away when I see you in an orange jumpsuit with handcuffs around your wrists and ankles. Maybe if you show some remorse it would help YOUR Spirit and the judge and jury may show uou some mercy. The truth will come out.

  • Guest - Andrea

    [b] THATS RIGHT MARY! THANK YOU FOR SAYING EVERYTHING I WANTED TO SAY! MAYBE On E DAY ALL THESE PEOPLE WILL LEARN THE VALUE OF LIFE AND NOT JUDGE PEOPLE FROM BULL CRAP THEY DONT EVEN KNOW IS TRUE. AS FOR ROBIN BOYER.....WELL.... I WISH CALIFORNIA HAD THE ELECTRIC CHAIR SO YOU COULD FRY FOR WHAT YOU DID TO BRANDON/b]

  • Guest - linzey pacheco

    Thank you all for the ones that defend my brother for being murdered. everyone knows that what boyer did was not right. and if this economy is that ****ed up to not realize the difference, their wrongs and rights, than we shall leave it up to the lord. God is #1 and regardless, it is all in his hands so boyer will get what he deserves as said in the bible Exodus 21:12 “Whoever strikes a man so that he dies shall be put to death"
    Exodus 20:13“You shall not murder."

    Amen.
    rest in peace brandon. we love you. <3

  • Guest - Brandon

    He wasn't committing a violet crime so he shouldn't have been shot. so should he be able to rob mr Boyer blind as long as his intent wasn't to hurt him. That tells me there is something wrong with the law!! Mr Boyer was protecting his property from a known criminal/ meth addict. Good for you mr Boyer. If Pacheco was such an upstanding citizen he wouldn't have put himself in that situation.

  • Guest - Missi

    Robin Boyer is a gun enthusiast that broke the law and committed murder when he shot and killed Brandon Pacheco. There was no physical altercation Brandon Pacheco was unarmed and NO stolen property was found in his possession. In addition he was shot and killed in a neighbor's field.
    The Turlock Police Dept. needs to do their job and turn the case over to the DA's office so that Boyer will face the consequences for his crime!!

  • Guest - Most of us REALLY don't care

    THIS JUST IN . . . No one cares. A crook, with a drug background, who steals from people, got killed while doing criminal activity. Its hard to feel sorry for him. I guess he messed with the wrong farmer. Good for the farmer for protecting his property and family.

  • Guest - People DO Care

    Actually many people do care and are both sickened and saddened that Robin Boyer shot and killed an unarmed Brandon Pacheco. The criminal in this case is Robin Boyer-he shot and killed an unarmed man in a neighbor's field. Then Robin Boyer has attempted to devalue the victims life in attempt to get away with murder!

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