As most of you know, there has been an online petition for leniency for Robin Boyer, who was involved in an altercation with a thief on his property that resulted in the death of that thief. He was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. The petition was posted by his daughter Shelly Azevedo.

Today Judge Cordova sentenced Robin Boyer to seven years for that conviction, with some time served and some credits.

Shelly Azevedo Had tried to enlist the help of District 2 Supervisor Vito Cheisea and U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R) Ca. My understanding is that she even had some meetings with one or both concerning this matter. And now feels it was all to no avail as what has happened to her father.

Here is a letter written by Robin Boyers daughter to all involved especially to the above-named representatives:

Where was your support? You’re an elected official. Are we, as citizens, supposed to allow others to victimize us then try to run us over? Should we not defend ourselves, should we just die so criminals can be protected? I honestly want to know. I honestly am fearful of living in this county. What do I tell my daughters? Should a judge who dropped charges on Karrey abbey, his friend/past co-worker, who went back to her car to grab a gun to intentionally shoot someone be allowed to be biased in my dad’s case? Why were her charges dropped, but not my dad’s? Why didn’t the judge step off the case in the abbey case due to working with her? Are our elected officials going to ever do anything about the atrocities that are happening in this county or are they going to keep backing down like a dog with their tail between their legs letting our district attorney’s office do whatever they feel necessary to fit their political agenda? I just don’t get it. I’m sorry, but sometimes I feel like I’m the only one around here with a backbone lately and I’m not in any power to do anything as you are. I would greatly appreciate a response from you. We shouldn’t have to live in fear. We are good people. My grandma will probably die before my dad comes home. I cannot be quiet about this. I’m not afraid of the bully district attorney’s office either. I know what is right and I know you do as well. I know you’re a good person, but where were you?

Sincerely, Shelly Azevedo


Robin Boyer

In July 2013, a homeowner in rural Turlock was Involved in an altercation with a thief on his property.

A career criminal was shot and killed.

On Feb. 3rd, he was convicted and will be back for sentencing on March 8th and the family is asking for leniency by Judge Cordova.

See article here

Here is a Facebook post by his daughter Shelly:

“Robin Boyers granddaughter Marley is so sweet and intelligent.

She writes a note to the judge

Sign the petition in the link below for leniency.”

Click here to sign the petition for leniency

Click here to sign the petition for leniency



Robin Boyer

In July 2013, a homeowner in rural Turlock was involved in an altercation with a thief on his property which ended up with a suspect being shot and killed.

The then 58-year-old homeowner Robin Boyer had confronted the subject and ultimately shot and killed the thief Brandon Pacheco with a shotgun.

Today, Friday, February 3, 2017, a jury found Robert Boyer guilty of involuntary manslaughter, guilty of using a gun, and two counts of assault with a firearm. He was acquitted of the more serious charge of second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter.

The defendant had testified in his behalf stating that the suspect had repeatedly entered his property to steal, in this case old batteries. Pacheco a known drug user, was shown by toxicology reports, to have an extreme amount of methamphetamine in his system.

As we continually see in this area and state, we have an ongoing problem of drug abusers constantly victimizing law-abiding citizens to the point where there is major frustration and these things were bound to happen eventually.

As we have all seen in recent years there has been an ongoing movement to decriminalize drug use. Some people feel that drug users are victims of society, where the exact opposite is true. Their constant drain on law enforcement resources, city and county agency resources and repairs of anything that could be stolen for recyclables, in addition to the cost associated by the citizens as a whole in lost property.

Robin Boyers family has started a petition online , on, for signatures of anybody that’s interested in supporting leniency in the sentencing phase of this case. We really need to start showing we are tired of being ripped off and victimized by a group of people that are not held accountable for their activities with their involvements in drug use and abuse.

The sentencing is scheduled for March 8 in judge Cordova’s courtroom.