Corona, CA: Deputy Accused in Bar Killing Makes Court Appearance

A Riverside County Sheriff' Deputy who was off-duty when he allegedly shot and killed a man Dec. 21 in Spelly's Pub & Grille in Murrieta appeared in court Friday with an injured hand.

With a hand injury suffered in jail, accused killer and former Riverside County Sheriff's Deputy Dayle Long appeared in court today.

The court appearance was to set a date for a preliminary hearing for Long, who pleaded not guilty in the Dec. 21 shooting death of Sam Vanettes at Spelly's Pub & Grille in Murrieta.

The hearing was set for March 5 and is expected to take four hours.
Long's deputy public defender, Jeff Zimel, asked that an MRI be ordered for Long's hand.

Judge Timothy Freer consented that Long's hand be medically assessed.
Long, 42, a Corona resident, was a 10-year veteran of the sheriff's department, most recently employed as a sheriff's bailiff in a Riverside courtroom.

He was off-duty the night he was in Spelly's and allegedly shot 36-year-old Vanettes, who witnesses called a "peacemaker" in an argument that had broken out.
Long remains jailed in lieu of $1 million bail.

The deputy will likely face 50 years to life if convicted, according to John Hall of the District Attorney's Office.

1 comment:

Andres said...

Save the M.R.I. and give him the same thing he gave the young man he gunned down. It could of been me you or one of our loved ones. Where does it end ? As a sworn officier of the law he knew all the wrongs he commited. Give him the death penalty and send a message home.