Inside the newsroom

It was about 10 p.m. Friday when reporter Almendra Carpizo texted me a Stockton Police Department announcement that an arrest had been made in the murder of Michael Donaghy, executive director of the Stockton/San Joaquin Emergency Food Bank.
Donaghy had been found slain about a week earlier at a rental home he owned in the 9000 block of Valley Oak Drive, Stockton.

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Mike Donaghy, executive director of the Stockton/San Joaquin Emergency Food Bank. COURTESY PHOTO

Family members said he had returned home from work and had gone out to run errands, including going to talk to a tenant about rent and picking up dinner before returning home.
There was one phrase in the police statement that was most chilling: “Investigators believe this was not a random act.”

The news broke too late for publication in the print edition of Saturday’s Record, so we turned to Recordnet.com. A short story can be found here .

There will be additional coverage in the Sunday Record and online.

But this most recent news happened late on the eve of services for Donaghy. Those are scheduled for 4 p.m. today (Sat. Jan 13) at Quail Lakes Baptist Church, Stockton. The family will hold a press conference before the services.

Surely, this news will make what was already to be an emotional day, even more heartrending for family and friends.

 

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