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QUESTION: I am wondering what happened to Adam Gordon. He was charged with murder and now his online status says state prison hold but not how long he was sentenced for.
Submitted by: Darren, Sacramento
ANSWER: Adam Charles Gordon, 30, pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in the December 2011 slaying of 53-year-old David Pare, according to Sacramento Superior Court online records.
He was sentenced March 29 to 11 years in state prison.
According to stories in The Bee, Sacramento police responded about 9 a.m. Dec. 30, 2011 to a request for a welfare check at a business in the 6200 block of Sky Creek Drive in North Sacramento. They were advised that Pare and Gordon had been in a fight the previous evening. The two men knew each other, and it was believed that Pare had been injured.
When officers checked the business, they found Pare dead and Gordon gone. Police said Pare did not appear to have died of natural causes and it was discovered that his vehicle was missing.
That afternoon, police received a call from family members in Reno advising them the Gordon was at their home. Reno police officers responded and found Gordon driving Pare's vehicle on a highway. He was taken into custody and extradited to California.
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