From one of my local news outlets, News10.net:
STOCKTON, CA – Melissa Huckaby, the Sunday school teacher accused in the death of Sandra Cantu, was charged with one count of murder with special circumstances, including child molestation.
The criminal complaint filed by the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office alleges Huckaby, 28, with three special circumstances of kidnapping, lewd or lascivious act with a minor under 14, and rape by a foreign object.
Huckaby was charged in San Joaquin County Superior Court in Stockton Tuesday afternoon. She did not enter a plea.
A conviction on the murder charge with special circumstances could make Huckaby eligible for the death penalty or a life sentence without parole. Prosecutors have not said if they will seek capital punishment.
The next court hearing for Huckaby was set for April 24.
Tracy police arrested Huckaby Satuday [sic] morning, 15 days after Cantu disappeared from her Tracy mobile home park. Huckaby lived just a few doors down. Her 5-year-old dauighter [sic] played with the victim.
Cantu’s body was found April 6 in a suitcase in an irrigation pond about two miles from her home.
I didn’t grow up in Tracy, but I know a lot of people who did, and they’re wondering what happened to their safe little town?
First the Tracy teen torture case, and now this.
It really is true that something like this can happen anywhere.
Watch video of Melissa Huckaby’s arraignment in Stockton today…..