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Man convicted of killing roommate in Happy Valley

Michael Patrick O' Connell was convicted of shooting and killing his roommate with a 12-gauge shotgun after an argument.

Posted: Feb 8, 2019 6:58 PM
Updated: Oct 17, 2020 4:47 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 - Michael Patrick O'Connell convicted of the murder of his roommate, Adam Mancebo, by a Shasta County jury on Friday, Oct. 16.

According to the Shasta County District Attorney's Office, the jury also convicted O'Connell of a special allegation involving intentially discharging a firearm causing the death of the roommate.

Authorities said on Feb. 6, 2019 O'Connell pounded on his roomate's door, telling him to leave the home immediately. According to the D.A., O'Connell had a shotgun in his hands at the time.

When Mancebo walked into the living room in his boxers he was shot in the chest, said authorities. O'Connell's mother had been sitting on the couch and witnessed the murder. She ran out of the house and called 9-1-1, said the District Attorney's Office.

Sentencing is scheduled for November 30, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. in Department 3 of the Shasta County Superior Court.

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REDDING, Calif. - The Happy Valley man accused of killing his roommate made his first court appearance Friday.

34-year-old Michael Patrick O'Connell is accused of shooting and killing 41-year-old Adam Russell Mancebo of Anderson.

The judge said O'Connell was already on probation for a prior offense and set his bail at $1,100,000.

Detectives say O'Connell admitted to shooting and killing his roommate with a 12-gauge shotgun after an argument.

O'Connell's attorney asked that the case be continued to Monday for further arraignment.

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