Shankar Hangud, wearing a personal safety vest, appears in the Placer County Superior Court Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Roseville, Calif. Prosecutors say Hangud faces murder charges for allegedly killing four members of his family in Northern California. (Renee C. Byer/The Sacramento Bee via AP, Pool)

Prosecutor: Man killed family over the span of a week

October 16, 2019 - 6:18 pm

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man facing murder charges for allegedly killing four relatives in Northern California took their lives over a week in two counties.

Placer County prosecutors say in a complaint filed Wednesday that 53-year-old Shankar Hangud killed two relatives Oct. 7 and a third one the next day in Roseville.

They say the fourth killing happened Sunday in Siskiyou County, where Hangun drove Monday to the Mount Shasta police station with the body of an adult man in his car. Prosecutors say he confessed to the killings and was arrested.

About 260 miles (420 kilometers) south of Mount Shasta, Roseville police found the bodies of two children and an adult in the apartment of the data specialist.

The Placer County District Attorney's office said Hangud's arraignment Wednesday was continued to Oct. 25.

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