Sonora, CA — The woman arrested in connection to the death of Ricky Roberts has pled not guilty at her initial arraignment today.
Cherl Lynn Lucero, 45 of Twain Harte, is charged in connection with the death of Ricky W Roberts which occurred on February 16, 2014. According to the District Attorney’s office Lucero is formally charged with murder with an enhancement for personally discharging a firearm in the commission of the crime. She entered a plea of not guilty.
Lucero is in custody on one million dollars bail. The arraignment is continued to allow her to confer with counsel and a public defender was appointed. The next court date is July 9th.
This morning, Sonora Police Chief Mark Stinson said Lucero was an acquaintance of Roberts and admitted to her involvement in the Roberts homicide. She was arrested without incident and booked into the Tuolumne County Jail on June 18th. More details are in this morning’s story Arrest In Ricky Roberts Homicide.