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Scherer to stand trial for parents' deaths

Original post made on Aug 23, 2009

Ernest Scherer III sat emotionless in an Oakland courtroom Friday as Judge Jeffrey Horner ordered the defendant to stand trial for the deaths of his parents in their Castlewood Country Club home.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, August 21, 2009, 2:51 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by QWERTY
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 23, 2009 at 9:50 am

I hope the jury finds him guilty and the judge awards him the same punishment he meted out to his parents.

Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 23, 2009 at 2:22 pm

now now mes petites...lets dig deep and take the HIGH ROAD...justice will be served...

Posted by CastleRat
a resident of Castlewood
on Aug 23, 2009 at 8:15 pm

GUILTY! No other suspects no other motives...........Justice will be served but you mean the LONG road.

Posted by Pleasident
a resident of Birdland
on Aug 24, 2009 at 1:19 pm

"A security tape recorded by the Castlewood Country Club showed a 2001 red Camaro owned by Scherer III entering the community at 8:27 p.m. March 7 and exiting at 1 a.m. the next morning"

Not to stand up for this guy at all, just to get confirmation - I thought the security tape recorded a red Camaro that wasn't positively identified as Sherer's. It would be pretty open and shut if they got the license plate on the security tape, but from previous articles in the Weekly, I gathered that wasn't the case. Could be wrong. Been on a jury before though and that kind of detail makes the difference.

Posted by Janet Pelletier, managing editor of the Pleasanton Weekly
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 25, 2009 at 4:12 pm

Judge Jeffrey Horner said in his ruling for Scherer to stand trial that he determined that while you can't see the driver in the still shots from the security tape, the Camaro is Scherer's car.

Keep in mind that Horner also explained before he made his ruling that the burden of proof in ordering a defendant to stand trial is not the same as it is in a jury trial (guilty beyond a reasonable doubt)

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