Thursday, July 2, 2009

Homicide On Marconi Avenue

On July 1, 2009, at 6:01 p.m., Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call regarding a sick or injured person in the apartment complex located in the 2900 block of Marconi Avenue. The caller, 27-year-old Nicholas Farrell Emmett, told 911 operators his father was dead. Deputies arrived and found 56-year-old Douglas Farrell Emmett in the apartment and unresponsive. Paramedics pronounced Douglas Emmett dead at the scene. Deputies immediately detained Nicholas Emmett.

Sheriff’s Homicide detectives responded to the scene and initiated an investigation. Shortly after midnight, Nicholas Emmett was arrested after being interviewed by detectives. Investigators believe Emmett killed his father following an argument. The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office will perform an autopsy to determine Douglas Emmett’s exact cause of death.

Nicholas Emmett was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on the charge of murder.

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