Sacramento man sentenced to death for killing four family members

A Sacramento man who killed four family members in South Land Park in 2017 was sentenced to death by the judge in the case.

The Sacramento County DAs office issued the following press release on the sentencing

The Honorable Michael Sweet sentenced Salvador Vasquez-Oliva to death. On May 1, 2023, Salvador Vasquez-Oliva was convicted by a jury of four counts of first-degree murder, with allegations of personal use of a deadly weapon and the special circumstance of multiple murders found true.  On May 12, 2023, the jury returned a verdict of death.

In March 2017, Vasquez-Oliva killed his wife, Angelique Vasquez, and their two children, Mia and Alvin Vasquez.  He also stabbed to death his niece Ashley Coleman.  All four murder victims were discovered inside a South Land Park residence after a family member requested the Sacramento police conduct a welfare check at the home. Within hours of the victims being found, police officers were able to locate Vasquez-Oliva in the Bay Area and took him into custody.

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