Steven Zinda is in jail charged for murder of David Valdez. Apparently Mr. Valdez’s car broke down near the home of Steven Zinda. Zinda had just arrived home and discovered his home had been robber. He apparently saw Mr. Valdez assumed it was him that had broken into his home and brutally murdered the innocent man.
Authorities confirmed that Steven Zinda had in fact been robbed. They also confirmed David Valdez had nothing to do with the robbery and was an innocent victim.
Investigators said Zinda chased Valdez nearly a quarter of a mile through a field before killing him with a axe. Zinda is being held without bail in the Sacramento County Jail with arraignment set for Tuesday afternoon.