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Scherer to stand trial for parents' deaths

Original post made on Aug 24, 2009

Ernest Scherer III, 31, 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, one of whom was a former trustee in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. Scherer III remains locked up in Santa Rita Jail, where he's been held since February on a no-bail warrant.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, August 23, 2009, 7:39 PM

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Posted by Rick
a resident of Danville
on Aug 24, 2009 at 7:49 am

A tragic familial murder. Terrible for the family. No threat to the community. On the other hand, the group home gangsta that we brought into our community to eventually murder one of our town's children, that's a threat. I re-submit this question that was put forth to you editors a week ago by a concerned parent. You would do well to answer it.


I heard that the 15 year old boy being held for Rylan's murdered was released? Could you find out if this is true or not? My daughter was very upset when she heard this and I would like to reassure her with the truth.

Thank You

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Posted by Geoff Gillette
Danville Weekly reporter
on Aug 24, 2009 at 8:26 am

Geoff Gillette is a registered user.

We are aware of the question regarding the suspect in the Rylan Fuchs murder and we are working on that story. As soon as we have confirmation on the situation we will post a story.

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Posted by Sad
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Aug 25, 2009 at 7:51 pm

It's very sad what the love of money will lead some people to do. He murdered his parents over money. No words to describe this crime other than...sad.

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