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Fresno County Man Charged With Murdering His Grandfather, Trying to Kill 3 Others



The Fresno County Sheriff's Office responded to a murder scene between Easton and Raisin City on Hughes Avenue on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. (GV Wire File)
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A bail of $2.5 million has been set for Christopher Randy Chacon, who remains in Fresno County Jail on charges that he stabbed his 73-year-old grandfather to death and tried to murder three other family members.

Fatal stabbing victim Jose Espinoza

Fatal stabbing victim Jose Espinoza (Fresno County SO)

Christopher Randy Chacon booking photo

Accused murderer Christopher Randy Chacon (Fresno County SO)


Fresno County sheriff’s detectives say that they responded to a home on South Hughes Avenue between Easton and Raisin City at about 11 p.m. on Wednesday. They found the grandfather, Jose Espinoza, dead and three other stabbing victims. EMS transported the three injured people to the hospital.

According to detectives, the assailant and the victims all lived in the home.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact detective Oscar Iniguez at (559) 600-8201 or Valley Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867, You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. The case number is 23-4517.


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