Sacto 9-1-1
July 31, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Any arrests in death of Citrus Heights man shot at his computer?

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QUESTION: "Bob" of Citrus Heights was shot execution style in back of the head while sitting at his computer while his roommate slept and never heard a sound. This murder took place in his apartment 12 to 14 years ago. Are there any suspects or convictions?
Submitted by: Kathy, Orangevale

ANSWER: The shooting death of 44-year-old Robert Thomas Newberry on July 26, 2005, remains unsolved.

Newberry, nicknamed "Corvette Bob", was found slumped over his computer in the living room of his duplex in the 6300 block of San Benito Way, with pen in hand poised to write, according to stories in The Bee. He was believed to have been shot in the late night or early morning hours.

Newberry's body was discovered about 9:20 a.m. by a neighbor.

Deputies roused Newberry's roommate when they searched the house. The man said he had seen Newberry the night before but had heard nothing amiss after that.

Newberry had been arrested in August 1999 for possession of methamphetamine for sale at the residence where he was shot.

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