Man charged with killing Midwest couple on Sonoma County beach in 2004


In this May 5, 2017 file photo, a memorial cross of stone for Lindsay Cutshall and her fiance, Jason Allen is bolted to a cliff above Fish Head Beach in honor of the two who were found murdered in 2004 just north of Jenner, Calif. A Northern California man has been charged with killing the Midwestern couple as they slept on the remote beach more than a decade ago. Authorities said Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Shaun Gallon, of Forestville, was charged last week with two counts of murder. Prosecutors say Gallon used a rifle to shoot Cutshall, of Ohio, and Allen, of Michigan, as they lay in sleeping bags on Fish Head Beach in Jenner in August of 2004. (Kent Porter /The Press Democrat via AP, File)

SANTA ROSA — A Northern California man has been charged with killing a Midwestern couple as they slept on a remote beach more than a decade ago.

Authorities Wednesday said Shaun Gallon of Forestville was charged last week with two counts of murder. He appeared in Sonoma County Superior Court on Monday but didn’t enter a plea.

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Prosecutors say Gallon used a rifle to shoot 22-year-old Lindsay Cutshall of Ohio and her fiance, 26-year-old Jason Allen of Michigan, as they lay in sleeping bags on Fish Head Beach in Jenner in August of 2004.

Authorities say Gallon didn’t know the couple, who were on a sightseeing trip.

Gallon already was charged with shooting to death his brother last year and trying to kill a man with a package bomb in Guerneville in 2004.

In this May 5, 2017 file photo, a memorial cross of stone for Lindsay Cutshall and her fiance, Jason Allen is bolted to a cliff above Fish Head Beach in honor of the two who were found murdered in 2004 just north of Jenner, Calif. A Northern California man has been charged with killing the Midwestern couple as they slept on the remote beach more than a decade ago. Authorities said Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Shaun Gallon, of Forestville, was charged last week with two counts of murder. Prosecutors say Gallon used a rifle to shoot Cutshall, of Ohio, and Allen, of Michigan, as they lay in sleeping bags on Fish Head Beach in Jenner in August of 2004. (Kent Porter /The Press Democrat via AP, File) …read more

Source:: The Mercury News

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