A McKinleyville man was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of killing his wife of 30 years.
Robin Stuart Bradshaw, 57, was taken into custody by Humboldt County sheriff's officials and district attorney investigators at his Dow's Prairie home and booked into jail on a murder warrant. He's suspected of killing his 53-year-old wife, Monica Bradshaw, who has been missing since at least mid-January.
District Attorney Paul Gallegos said Robin Bradshaw will likely be arraigned Monday or Tuesday, and faces a single count of murder. Robin Bradshaw is being held in Humboldt County jail on $1 million bail.
”His wife is a missing person and we believe that the compelling evidence we have indicates that she is missing because she is dead and that Mr. Bradshaw buried her at some currently undisclosed location,” Gallegos said.
Gallegos said that Eureka attorney Peter Martin is representing Robin Bradshaw. Martin said that he can't confirm or deny whether Robin Bradshaw is his client....
Investigators have served several search warrants in recent months at the couple's property and other locations. In mid-January an excavator was used to dig up parts of the property. Investigators also seized financial records, a computer, medications, receipts, handwritten notes, a can of Campbell's soup and items from the backyard, according to court documents. Robin Bradshaw's car was also searched, the documents read....
◼ Bradshaw pleads not guilty to murdering wife 06/16/2009
Robin Stuart Bradshaw of McKinleyville pleaded not guilty in Humboldt County Superior Court on Monday to charges that he murdered his wife sometime in the past several months.
Appearing handcuffed in an orange jumpsuit, with a shaved head, the 57-year-old Bradshaw listened as the charges were read against him. The former construction foreman is charged with killing Monica Bradshaw, 53, his wife of 30 years, after a months-long investigation ended with his arrest Friday in McKinleyville.
Monica Bradshaw has been missing since at least January.
Judge J. Bruce Watson read the charges after Robin Bradshaw's attorney Peter Martin disqualified Judge Timothy Cissna. Watson set Robin Bradshaw's preliminary hearing for July 7.
◼ DA's office (Paul Gallegos) still undecided in Bradshaw case; Gallegos to talk to pathologist next week May 28, 2010
◼ Bradshaw sentencing postponed, Gallegos "weighing" decision May 5, 2010
...Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos received Super's report last week, but has yet to decide how to proceed with the case. At Tuesday's hearing, Bradshaw's attorney, Peter Martin, said Gallegos had contacted him asking that the sentencing hearing be postponed.
”He wants more time, I believe, to review the medical report and to request supporting materials from the medical examiner,” Martin said....
◼ ”It's going to be something Paul's going to have to think about.” April 27, 2010
-- Bradshaw autopsy report with Humboldt County DA; indicates blunt force trauma as cause of death
◼ Autopsy report coming in Bradshaw case; plea agreement hinges on results for McKinleyville man accused of wife's murder APRIL 24, 2010
◼ Bradshaw positively identified; full autopsy report pending more test results FEBRUARY 01, 2010
◼ Autopsy set for Sunday in Bradshaw case JANUARY 23, 2010
◼ ANOTHER PLEA DEAL - Bradshaw agreed to give location of body in plea deal JANUARY 09, 2010
Robin Stuart Bradshaw entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors last month, agreeing to disclose the location of his wife's body and plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter, court records show.
◼ Authorities believe they have found the body of missing McKinleyville woman JANUARY 08, 2010
The person further told investigators, according to the affidavit, that Robin Bradshaw confessed to first burying his wife in a shallow grave in the backyard of his home, only to later dig her body up and bury it on an undeveloped Danco subdivision off of Fieldbrook Road in McKinleyville.
◼ Hearing for McKinleyville murder case continued NOVEMBER 05, 2009
◼ Bradshaw Prelim continued to Nov. 5 SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
◼ Prelim for Robin Stuart Bradshaw JULY 07, 2009
◼ Bradshaw pleads not guilty to murdering wife June 16, 2009
◼ Robin Stuart Bradshaw, arrested JUNE 16, 2009
◼ Second search warrant issued in missing woman case - and a request to seal documents January 29, 2009
◼ Monica Bradshaw: MISSING January 27, 2009