Investigators quickly determined the victim lived at an address in the 3900 block of Pasadena Avenue. Deputies went to the home and detained two female adults and one male adult, later identified as 50-year-old Jerry Villa, the victim’s father. After being questioned by Sheriff’s Homicide detectives, Villa was arrested and booked (see booking photo below) into the Sacramento County Main Jail on one count of murder. The two females were released after being questioned; detectives do not believe they were involved in the murder.
Detectives believe the victim and his father had an ongoing dispute which culminated in the stabbing.