Sacto 9-1-1
January 30, 2013
Jury convicts man of murder in Tahoe Park stabbing death

A Sacramento Superior Court jury today convicted Jesus Gallegos of first-degree murder in the Feb. 14, 2010, stabbing death of Triston Ashley Salladay in Sacramento's Tahoe Park neighborhood.

Superior Court Judge Steve White scheduled the sentencing on Gallegos, 23, for March 15. Gallegos is facing a sentence of 25 years to life in prison, plus additional time on the jury's finding that he used a knife in the course of killing Salladay, 23.

Gallegos' had pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity, but his attorney, Assistant Public Defender Amy Rogers, withdrew the insanity plea before the verdict was announced today.

According to evidence at trial, Gallegos was an acquaintance of Salladay who previously had visited him in his apartment in the 3500 block of 53rd Street. The stabbing took place a day after Salladay had gotten into a heated argument with a man he accused of stealing his PlayStation video game. Gallegos was a friend of the man whom Salladay had accused of the theft.

On October 14, The Sacramento Bee will temporarily remove commenting from While we design the upgrade, we encourage you to tell us what you like and don't like about commenting on 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

Subscribe to Breaking News Alerts

Arrest Logs

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

March 2016

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