Robin Marie Nuss

Robin Marie Nuss

Placerville, El Dorado County, California, USA
Death 5 Jul 1989 (aged 21)
Georgetown, El Dorado County, California, USA
Burial Placerville, El Dorado County, California, USA
Plot Sec 3, B7, Lot 22, Grave H (2016),
Memorial ID 101810233 · View Source
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Mountain Democrat 26 Jul 1989

"Services for Robin Alder Nuss, 22, of Placerville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, at New Wine Christian Fellowship with Pastor John Cowper officiating. Private interment will be in Placerville Union Cemetery. Arrangements are by Memory Chapel.

She was found July 10 at Georgetown, and her death is suspected to have been the result of homicide.

She was a native of Placerville and lived all her life in El Dorado County.

She is survived by her father Steve Nuss of Placerville; her mother Robin Elliott of Placerville; brother Michael Nuss and Darren Lewin and step brothers (should be half brother) Elijah Nuss and Matthew Nuss, all of Placerville; her grandmother Audred (Audrey Nadine Butts) Clark of Placerville; and her grandparents Orville and Peggy Nuss of Dixon."

Oct 2, 1989 Mountain Democrat
Murder Suspect Bound For Court

"Cameron Park - Ten days after he went horseback riding with his new girlfriend on a remote trail in the forest east of Georgetown, Charles Alarid took his pregnant wife to the same spot and murdered her, according to the prosecution case as outlined in a two day preliminary hearing in Municipal Court.

Following the hearing, Judge Thomas A. Smith ordered that Alarid, 26, be held to answer on two counts of murder because it was proved to the judges satisfaction that the slain woman, Robin Alarid, 21, was carrying a live fetus at the time she was killed.

Robin Alarid's body was found July 10 along Kelliher Trail off Bottle Hill Road; her throat had been viciously slashed and there was evidence that she suffered bruising and a skull fracture, according to testimony by a forensic pathologist.

On Friday, Stacey Estes of Camino testified that she met Charles Alarid on June 10, and that they became romantically involved in the days that followed. Estes never knew Alarid was married until July 17, when she was informed by a woman for whom Alarid worked that another woman - an eight months pregnant woman - was part of Alarid's life.

By that time, Estes testified, she had become engaged to marry Charles Alarid.

On July 4, he asked me to marry him, Estes said. She said she received a ring from Alarid two days later, on July 6. Prosecution believe that Alarid killed Robin Nuss, on July 5.

Shown a ring in court Friday by deputy district attorney Gary Lacy, Estes identified it as the one Charles Alarid gave her. On Thursday that same ring was identified as Robin Alarid's wedding ring by her mother and grandmother, who told the court they had seen her wearing the ring in the weeks between her marriage in May and July 5, the day she left her grandmother's home in Placerville with Charles Alarid.

The pathologist, Dr. James Ransdell, told the court that he had erred in not performing a full autopsy on Robin Alarid's fetus he cvame to the conclusion the child had been alive an healthy when its mother was slain.

Robin Alarid's physician during her pregnancy also testified that test performed in late June showed he baby was healthy and normal in its developement.

During her testimony Friday Estes said that in addition to the ring that was given to her by her fiance, he gave her a wrist watch about two weeks later. The watch earlier in the preliminary hearing had been identified by Robin Alarid's mother as belonging to Robin.

Other testimony Friday included that of Jeannine Smith, who told of hiring Charles Alarid in June to work on the Diamond Springs horse ranch owned by her husband John.

Prosecuter Lacy in court showed Smith a kitchen knife. She identified it as being part of a set she owned; that knife is missing from her kitchen, she terstified.

Smith was asked to recall the first time detectives showed her the knife, in the wake of the discovery of the dslain woman's body.

When she saw the knife she said It physically made me very sick...I was nauseated.

That knife was found about 30 feet from where Robin Alarid's body lay, according to sheriff's deputy Royce Windham, who found what is believed by the prosecution to be the murder weapon.

The defense team of Steve Tapson and El Dorado County Public Defender John Sudman declined to present any evidence on behalf of their client. Tapson also declined to state what sort of defense the pair plan to use (to) try to help Charles Alarid.

Alarid was arrested on July 20, after a special unit of the Sheriff's Department surronded the home of Estes parents in Greenwood, where they had tracked them down.

Under cross examination by the defense, Estes was asked how Alarid had behaved during their courtship. He treated me like a queen, she said.

Because there are multipal murder counts, if Alarid is convicted, he would be eligible for the death penalty. The prosecution has not decided yet whether the ultimate penalty will be sought."

Update: A jury, after 6 days of deliberation found Charles Lawrence Alarid guilty of two counts of first degree murder and was sentenced to two life sentences for each of the lives he took in this case.

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