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Arraignment Continued for Rocklin Murder Suspect

The arraignment scheduled for Zachary Kachmar, 20, of Rocklin that was scheduled for today will be continued until July 29, 2013. Kachmar was arrested Sunday morning in connection with the stabbing death of 51-year-old Robert Earl Vickney Jr. of Rocklin.  The preliminary case has been submitted to the Placer County District Attorney’s Office by the Rocklin Police Department and is currently under review. The preliminary case includes information that was received by detectives after Kachmar’s arrest that suggests that the suspect may have acted in self defense or without criminal intent. Rocklin Detectives continue to investigate that information as well as other aspects of the case.  It is necessary for our office to have this additional information before deciding if charges are appropriate.

The July 29, 2013 court date will be in Department 31 of the Placer County Superior Court at 8:30 a.m. The defendant will be released from custody pending the conclusion of the investigation.

Given the nature of this case and the fact that the investigation is ongoing, our office will have no further comment until a decision is made regarding whether or not charges are warranted in the case.


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