DATE: September 18, 2015
CASE: Anthony Junkin
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Darren Goodman, Domestic Violence Unit
The Honorable Russell Hom sentenced 27-year-old Anthony Junkin to 25 years to life, plus an additional life sentence and 4 years 4 months in prison. On August 20, 2015, a jury convicted Junkin of premeditated attempted murder, and the allegation that he personally discharged a gun causing great bodily injury was found to be true. He was also convicted of two counts of making criminal threats, one count of witness intimidation, and one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a gun.
Junkin and his girlfriend shared a home in North Highlands. Junkin’s friend, Jason Hill, moved in with them for a short time. Junkin became jealous of his girlfriend’s relationship with Hill, and started threatening them. His girlfriend attempted to break up with Junkin, but he would not leave her alone. He then threatened to kill her and Hill. On November 11, 2014, Junkin shot Hill in the back of the head. Hill survived the shooting, but the bullet lodged into his skull.
Junkin bragged to his girlfriend that he shot Hill. He later threatened she would be next if she went to the police. When he was arrested, a loaded .45 handgun was found in his possession.
This case was investigated by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.
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