SEVERE WX : Fire Weather Watch View Alerts

Shasta County DA: First preliminary hearing for Bechelli Lane murder suspect

Bechelli Lane murder suspect had his first preliminary hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Posted: Aug 9, 2019 3:15 PM
Updated: Oct 1, 2019 3:32 PM

UPDATE 3:24 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 - A Redding murder suspect had his first preliminary hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Prosecutors said Christopher Mchatton killed Steven Johnson and hid his body at a home on Bechelli Lane back on July 23, 2019, Shasta County District Attorney's Office said.

Mchatton's mother Kathleen is charged with being an accessory after the fact. Mchatton will appear in court on Oct. 15 for a trial date to be set.

---

REDDING, Calif. - Two people have been charged in connection to a homicide on Bechelli Lane on July 23, 2019.

Christopher Mchatton and Kathleen Mchatton were charged Thursday in connection to the murder of Steven Michael Johnson.

RELATED: Authorities identify man found dead in home on Bechelli Lane 

Police received a call around 5:24 p.m. on July 23, regarding a person who was injured and in need of help.

When officers arrived at the home they found a man dead that had visible signs that he was a victim of violence. 

The Shasta County District Attorney's office announced the charges against Christopher and Kathleen on Friday, Aug. 9.

Christopher was charged with murder and will appear in court on Aug. 12. 

Kathleen is charged with being an accessory after the fact. 

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 574231

Reported Deaths: 10476
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2105434998
Riverside41983820
Orange40527726
San Bernardino36072546
San Diego32975594
Kern24440171
Fresno17846171
Alameda13631209
San Joaquin12864223
Santa Clara12694205
Sacramento12040177
Tulare10862196
Stanislaus10264169
Imperial9693244
Contra Costa9404139
Ventura863492
San Francisco762367
Santa Barbara670469
San Mateo6318120
Merced573670
Monterey544635
Marin540481
Kings445356
Solano427441
Sonoma367047
Madera246339
Placer231922
San Luis Obispo225416
Yolo183444
Santa Cruz12436
Butte12388
Napa107411
Sutter9527
San Benito7654
El Dorado7552
Lassen6830
Yuba6464
Mendocino47210
Shasta45910
Colusa3914
Glenn3603
Nevada3571
Humboldt2864
Tehama2761
Lake2402
Amador1822
Mono1581
Tuolumne1553
Calaveras1471
Inyo1063
Siskiyou1020
Del Norte1000
Mariposa622
Plumas360
Modoc50
Trinity50
Sierra40
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 72°
Oroville
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 72°
Paradise
Few Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 72°
Chester
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 70°
Red Bluff
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 75°
Willows
Few Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 98° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 72°
We won't be as hot today, but the threat of thunderstorms will result in elevated fire danger this afternoon and tonight. The heat ramps up through your extended forecast.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events