Burney man charged in October murder

Jan 13, 2015 2:31 PM by News Staff

The Shasta County District Attorney's Office has filed murder charges against a 21-year-old man they say played a role in the death of 61-year-old Artis McHugh last year.

Fernando Rosales was initially charged with stealing McHugh's SUV and has been in jail for the alleged crime for nearly two months, but now the DA's office is replacing that charge with murder.

Sheriff's deputies found McHugh's body inside his Burney home on October 21. Detectives have spent the last three months interviewing witnesses and tracked down McHugh's property to Rosales.

Rosales will be arraigned on Friday.


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