Chico Murder Suspect Appears in Court

The man police say killed a woman on Chico State's campus appeared in a Butte County Courtroom on Thursday.

Posted: Nov. 1, 2018 5:24 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - The man police say killed a woman on Chico State's campus appeared in a Butte County Courtroom on Thursday.

Samuel Johnson, 27, appeared in court on Thursday without an attorney. 

He is suspected of killing 55-year-old Linda Blacksten on the Chico State campus. Police said that they believe Johnson killed Blacksten by kicking her in the head. 

A judge told Johnson that he is facing serious charges and needed to decide what he is going to do in this case, but he did not enter a plea. 

He is scheduled to be back in court on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 8:30 a.m. 

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