Jury Returns Death Verdict for Quadruple Murder in South Land Park
DATE: May 15, 2023
CASE: Salvador Vasquez-Oliva (Case #17FE005491)
PROSECUTOR: Principal Criminal Attorney Jeff Hightower, Homicide Unit
On May 1, 2023, Salvador Vasquez-Oliva was convicted by a jury of four counts of first-degree murder, with allegations of personal use of a deadly weapon and the special circumstance of multiple murders found true. On May 12, 2023, the jury returned a verdict of death.
In March 2017, Vasquez-Oliva killed his wife, Angelique Vasquez, and their two children, Mia and Alvin Vasquez. He also stabbed to death his niece Ashley Coleman. All four murder victims were discovered inside a South Land Park residence after a family member requested the Sacramento police conduct a welfare check at the home. Within hours of the victims being found, police officers were able to locate Vasquez-Oliva in the Bay Area and took him into custody.
Sentencing is scheduled for August 25, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in Department 20 before the Honorable Michael Sweet.