Suspected California serial killer Wesley Brownlee, 43, made his first appearance in a packed Stockton courtroom Tuesday, where he was formally charged with three counts of murder by the San Joaquin County District Attorney. Brownlee is suspected in a total of six killings and one shooting in which the victim survived over a 17-month period. He was also charged with other firearms violations, and authorities said during the proceedings that more charges may yet be pending.
“This individual thought he could come to our community and cause harm,” District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar told gathered reporters Tuesday afternoon. “Not in our house. Our community has suffered under this reign of terror.”