FIRST DEGREE MURDER GUILTY PLEA!
Today, Defendant Gabriel Knecht, 21-year-old from Hamilton City, plead GUILTY to a felony violation of Penal Code section 187(a), 1st Degree Murder that was willful, deliberate, and premeditated. The stipulated facts were as follows: On March 16, 2018, Defendant Gabriel Knecht and 2 other defendants went to the home of Donald Zucker. While at the home of Donald Zucker, Defendant Gabriel Knecht shot and killed Mr. Zucker. Defendant is looking at a sentence of 25 years to life with lifetime parole. The sentencing will be heard on August 24, 2018. The Glenn County District Attorney expresses his appreciation to Detectives Blair and Knight and the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office for their exceptional job investigating this case, leading to the speedy resolution.