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Law enforcement officers track down ‘intruder’ at Oak Meadow

El Doroado County sheriff's deputies search for the bad guys at a training session at Oak Meadow Elementary School in El Dorado Hills. The Active Intruder Training exercise involved 27 deputies, six Placerville police officers and two El Dorado County probation officers, along with dozens of students and staff members as role players. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Nearly five months after the shooting death of┬áLouisiana Schnell School principal Sam LaCara in Placerville, El Dorado County law enforcement staged its annual Active Intruder Training last week, ensuring that all county agencies are prepared for future threats on school campuses. This year’s training, the ninth annual hosted by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, […]

No Comment / July 01, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Witt will be sentenced with Colver

TYLAR WITT, left, watches court proceedings Monday in the El Dorado Superior Courthouse in Placerville. Her scheduled sentencing was delayed. VIllage Life photo by Pat Dollins

Tylar Witt will be sentenced Aug. 12 along side her recently convicted former lover. The 16-year-old girl’s sentencing will come more than two years after she and Steven “Boston” Colver, 21, killed Tylar’s mother, Joanne, while she slept in her El Dorado Hills home on June 12, 2009. Last week, Colver was found guilty of […]

No Comment / June 20, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Steven Colver guilty

Steven Colver receives a guilty verdict El Dorado County Courthouse. Pool photo

On the two year anniversary of the discovery of Joanne Witt’s body in her El Dorado Hills home, Steven “Boston” Colver was convicted of the 47-year-old woman’s first-degree murder. News of the verdict came less than 24 hours after jurors began deliberations Tuesday afternoon. Colver, 21, along with attorney Dain Weiner, arrived in the Placerville […]

6 Comments / June 15, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Colver trial: Prosecution gives closing argument

Steven Colver walks toward the Main Street courthouse elevator Tuesday during a break in his murder trial.

As gruesome crime scene photos of Joanne Witt’s lifeless body were displayed for jurors, El Dorado County deputy district attorney Lisette Suder called the slain 47-year-old single mother the most important witness in the murder case against Steven “Boston” Colver. “Joanne is the silent witness to the truth because it’s through her death that (she) […]

No Comment / June 14, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Deputies nab suspected burglars

A man and woman from Folsom were arrested last week after deputies caught them allegedly burglarizing an El Dorado Hills residence. At 12:48 p.m. on June 8, El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies received a report of a suspicious vehicle from an El Dorado Hills resident, according to a Sheriff’s Department press release. Deputies responded to […]

No Comment / June 14, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Colver takes the stand; prosecutors question his credibility

In the second day of his testimony, Steven “Boston” Colver admitted to prosecutors that he repeatedly lied to friends, family and authorities not only to protect himself but also the forbidden relationship he had with then 14-year-old Tylar Marie Witt. Deputy district attorney Lisette Suder, in her cross-examination of the 21-year-old murder suspect, drove home […]

No Comment / June 11, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Colver: Tylar ‘did it for us’

STEVEN COLVER, seen here with attorney Dain Weiner, took the stand at his murder trial.

After three weeks of attorneys telling and re-telling the story of Steven “Boston” Colver and Tylar Marie Witt, Colver was finally called to the witness stand Thursday to testify in his own defense. Colver, 21, told jurors that Tylar, his then 14-year-old girlfriend, called him to the house she and her mother shared on the […]

No Comment / June 10, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »