Detectives’ painstaking efforts in grisly murder results in 25-year sentence


A case that started seven years ago with a 911 call regarding a man found bludgeoned and stabbed to death in his bed in Westminster came to conclusion on Friday, July 23, in a California courtroom. A jury took only hours to decide a case seven years in the making. Olga Vasquez-Collazos, 44, who was convicted in June of first-degree murder and conspiracy in the death of her husband, Adrian Zapata, 58, was sentenced to 25 years to life for her role in the gruesome murder. She was not found guilty of a charge of murder for financial gain, which…

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