DATE: September 3, 2019
CASE: Mark Long (Case #18FE000521)
PROSECUTOR: Principal Criminal Attorney Caroline Park, Homicide Unit
Mark Long was convicted by a jury of the first-degree murder of his wife, Susan Roberts. The jury also found that Long used a deadly weapon in the commission of the murder.
On January 6, 2018, Susan Roberts did not show up for dinner with friends. The next day, her friends went to Ms. Roberts’ home, which she shared with her husband, Mark Long. After the friends called for a welfare check, Sacramento police officers responded to the residence. SWAT was eventually called out, and a stand-off ensued for hours. After entry was made, Long was taken into custody. Ms. Roberts’ body was found deceased inside the home.
Long faces a maximum sentence of 26 years to life in prison. Sentencing is set for October 4, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. in Department 10 before the Honorable Eugene Balonon.