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October 20, 2012
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What were circumstances of 1999 shooting death in south Sacramento?

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QUESTION: In 1999, a man named Albert Valli in south Sacramento shot and killed another man. He received 10 years in Solano Prison. What were the circumstances and who was the victim?
Submitted by: Curious1, Sacramento

ANSWER: Albert Patrick Valli was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the May 1999 death of 39-year-old Doug Zimmerman.

According to an account in The Bee, officers were called to the 7300 block of Stanwood Way after a man identified as Valli called 911 saying he had shot his roommate after an argument.

Neighbors told officers that Valli lived with a woman and her young son, and Zimmerman had been living with them for about a month.

Valli was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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