Sacto 9-1-1
July 27, 2012
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What became of man who killed wife in Citrus Heights?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What became of Dennis Mains, convicted for murdering his wife, Pamela Wales?
Submitted by: Brian, Carmichael

ANSWER: Dennis Robert Mains was sentenced in March 2011 to 50 years to life in prison for killing his wife.

According to stories in The Bee, Mains shot Pamela Wales, 61, twice in the head April 25, 2008, as she slept in the guest house the couple shared behind her daughter's home on Jana Maria Court in Citrus Heights.

Prosecutors said Mains killed his wife because she wanted to divorce him.

Mains pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, but a Sacramento County jury determined that he was sane when he shot his wife and convicted him of first-degree murder.

Mains, 62, is in Mule Creek State Prison in Ione.

On October 14, The Sacramento Bee will temporarily remove commenting from sacbee.com. While we design the upgrade, we encourage you to tell us what you like and don't like about commenting on sacbee.com and other websites. We've heard from hundreds of you already and we're listening. Please continue to add your thoughts and questions here. We also encourage you to write Letters to the Editor on this and other topics.



About Sacto 9-1-1

Sacto 9-1-1 is a blog on crime and emergency services news in the Sacramento region.

Send feedback on Sacto 9-1-1 to Assistant Metro Editor Anthony Sorci at asorci@sacbee.com

Subscribe to Breaking News Alerts

FOLLOW US | Get more from sacbee.com | Follow us on Twitter | Become a fan on Facebook | Get news in your inbox | View our mobile versions | e-edition: Print edition online | What our bloggers are saying

Sacto 9-1-1 Q&A

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues. QUESTION: A couple of years ago, a Sacramento tax attorney named Roni Deutch was the target of an investigation by the California Department of Justice. She was accused of bilking clients out of millions and defying a court (Read More)

More Questions and Answers
See all the crime Q&As
Submit your question

December 2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        

Monthly Archives


Kim Minugh on Twitter

Follow "Kim_Minugh" on Twitter

Local Agencies on Twitter

Categories