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Gregory Elarms, alleged killer of David Lewis, could face death

Original post made on Dec 21, 2010

Gregory Elarms, the longtime friend accused of murdering East Palo Alto community activist David Lewis, could face the death penalty, Steve Wagstaffe, incoming San Mateo County district attorney, said Tuesday. Elarms, 58, was arrested Sunday by San Mateo police for the June 9 shooting death of Lewis in the parking garage at Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo. ==B Related material:==

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Posted by SuperDude
a resident of Community Center
on Dec 21, 2010 at 4:18 pm

Death sentence in California??? Get real. He will die of old age in prison before they juice him. Look to Texas for an example of how to administer swift justice.

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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Dec 22, 2010 at 4:16 pm

While it's a relief that the killer can be brought to justice, it seems a little off saying it's a "Christmas present the community and the family has been looking for." Finding a missing child, yes, that is a gift, a murderer coming forward who may face the death penalty, I dunno.

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Posted by Concerned Citizen
a resident of another community
on Dec 23, 2010 at 10:43 pm

I agree this is not a Christmas present to the Lewis family.......why someone would make that statement is beyond me. There are now only more unanswered questions ... [portion removed by Palo Alto Online] What is the truth, the truth is what I want to hear. There are no winners in this tragedy, both families have lost, those of David's & Greg's.....

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Posted by Sue Dremann
Palo Alto Weekly staff writer
on Dec 27, 2010 at 9:40 am

Sue Dremann is a registered user.

The following is a statement from San Mateo Police Department spokesman Sgt. Dave Norris, concerning any other persons implicated in the homicide of David Lewis:

"San Mateo police are confident that Gregory Elarms acted alone. Any other misperceptions out there are probably related to a follow-up investigation."

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Posted by jaidyn gregory elarms
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Jul 31, 2012 at 12:48 pm

i dont think a man like my grandfather greg elarms should deserve death penalty or life in prison. i think the police should really look into the case and stop thinking they found the murderer because they dont have enough evidence to accuse my grandfather. just because he turned himself in doesnt mean he did the crime.

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Posted by CareBear
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Feb 6, 2013 at 4:59 pm

This is really sad, but I have hope in a re-trial with a conviction! Miranda vs Arizona. I have FAITH in Him!

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