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Galt murder, standoff suspect makes first court appearance

6:21 PM, Dec 5, 2012   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The mother of murdered Sacramento County Animal Control Officer Roy Marcum said she is now working to create awareness and financial support for bullet- proof vests for Animal Control officers.

Charlotte Marcum-Rush said she has opened a fund to help pay for vests for animal control officers.

"If he would have had one on, he would be here today," Marcum-Rush said.

Police said Roy Marcum was shot through the front door and killed by Joseph Corey while attempting to remove dogs from a foreclosed home. The shooting led to a 17-hour standoff, which ended in Corey's arrest Thursday.

On Wednesday, Corey made his first court appearance and was assigned a public defender. Marcum-Rush said Corey should do one thing.

"He needs to plead guilty and not give the tax payer a run for their money," Marcum-Rush said. "He's guilty and he knows it."

Services for Roy Marcum will be held Saturday at Liberty Towers Church of the Nazarene.

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