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Defendant Sentenced for 1st-Degree Murder of Rio Linda Man

DATE:  October 7, 2016

CASE:  Jacob Wilcoxen (Case #14F04160)

PROSECUTOR:  Deputy District Attorney Valerie Brown, Homicide Unit

The Honorable Cheryl Meegan sentenced Jacob Wilcoxen to 50 years to life in prison.  On August 22, 2016, a jury convicted Wilcoxen of the first-degree murder of Bill Stidman.  The jury also found true that Wilcoxen personally used a firearm causing death.

Bill and Jean Stidman lived in their Rio Linda home with their two female teenage foster children.  On June 15, 2014, Wilcoxen and a 17-year-old associate went to the Stideman’s home with a plan to sneak into the house after the Stidmans went to bed and have sex with the two female teenagers.  Mr. Stidman found Wilcoxen in the 14-year-old foster daughter’s bed and confronted Wilcoxen.  When Wilcoxen attempted to leave, Mr.  Stidman, who was a licensed security guard and former police officer, said he was going to arrest him.  Wilcoxen then pulled a concealed .38 caliber revolver and shot Mr. Stidman four times, killing him.  Mr. Stidman lived long enough to give the first responding deputy basic information, and ask paramedics to tell his wife he loved her.  


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