OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – A 23-year-old woman and her boyfriend have been accused of killing an Alameda County Sheriff’s Office volunteer, and the suspects appeared in court on Tuesday afternoon.
Sheriff’s Office Explorer Karla Ramirez-Segoviano’s body was found beaten, stabbed, burned and discarded in a creek in East Oakland on Thursday.
Prosecutors on Monday charged Laura Rodgers, a former friend and co-worker of the victim, and Rodgers’ boyfriend, Curtys Entoine Taylor, with murder.
According to court documents, Rodgers told police she had planned the murder and discussed it with Taylor beforehand.
A possible motive for the killing has not been released, but police believe it was unrelated to Ramirez-Segoviano’s work as a police explorer.
Taylor’s lawyer told KRON4 that the defendants have separate attorneys because a conflict of interest could arise if they were represented by the same person.
Neither suspect entered a plea on Tuesday, but they will both be back in court on Nov. 29.
The suspects are expected to enter a plea then.