Murder case - not guilty plea in slaying of El Dorado Deputy Brian Ishmael

by Placerville Newswire / Nov 12, 2019 / comments

[SAM STANTON, Sacramento Bee]

The man accused of overseeing two marijuana gardens that officials say led to the Oct. 23 slaying of El Dorado sheriff’s Deputy Brian Ishmael made his first appearance in court since being indicted last week by a federal grand jury in Sacramento.

Jorge Lamas, a U.S. citizen who authorities say was being paid $150 a day by someone in Mexico to oversee the marijuana grows in Somerset and Georgetown, pleaded not guilty and had his next court appearance set for Dec. 4.

Lamas, 25, is being held at the Sacramento County Jail along with...

Vazquez and Morales also face federal charges of being illegal aliens...

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