Sacto 9-1-1
November 2, 2012
Attorneys finish arguments in Hirschfield trial

The lawyers finished their arguments in the Richard Joseph Hirschfield murder trial today, and the Sacramento Superior Court jury that heard the case will begin its deliberations Monday.

Judge Michael W. Sweet sent the jury out at 3:50 p.m., but the attorneys needed to work out one final stipulation before the seven-man, five-woman panel could begin its deliberations.

Hirschfield, 63, is charged with the Dec. 20, 1980, slashing and bludgeon killings of UC Davis students John Riggins and Sabrina Gonsalves, both 18. HIrschfield faces the death penalty if he is convicted.

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