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District Attorney Drops Murder Charges Against Sonora Woman

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Sonora, CA — The District Attorney´s office has dropped murder charges against a Sonora woman accused of being involved in the murder of a Crystal Falls man.

DA Donald Segerstrom filed the motion to dismiss the case in Tuolumne Superior Court yesterday.

Rachel Demore had been in custody at Tuolumne County Jail on $750,000 bail since March 11th. Demore´s boyfriend, 23-year-old Joshua Mejia and 22-year-old Joshua Perry still face charges of murder in the death of Robert Johannes and remain in custody.

Investigators believe the 48-year-old Johannes was beaten to death. His body was discovered March 3rd in his Crystal Falls home by a real estate agent who was hired to sell the house.