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Galt man sentenced to life for killing animal control officer
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SACRAMENTO - A man from Galt was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, plus 25 years, for the 2012 killing of an animal control officer.

According to a news release from the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office, Joseph Francis Corey shot and killed Sacramento County Animal Control Officer Roy Marcum through the front door of his Galt home.

Court documents state Corey had been evicted from his home after he foreclosed on it. The next day, Marcum came to the residence at the request of the bank to retrieve several dogs and cats.

Unbeknownst to the officer, Corey had gotten back into the residence and barricaded the door from the inside.

When Marcum approached the home, Corey shot him through the door with a hunting rifle, court records said.

A Sacramento County jury convicted Corey of first-degree murder in November.


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