TWO MEN SHOT AND SET ABLAZE

Two men were shot in the head, set on fire, and discarded on a rural property near Roseville, California and left to die. A man discovered the fire next to his house and was attempting to put the blaze out with a garden hose when he noticed the bodies of the men identified as Warren Alexander Galsote (34) and Jason John Benson (33) who were from Sacramento. The two were taken to separate hospitals where they later died. It was determined that Benson had suffered paralysis and brain damage from the gunshot wounds to his head. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case, but so far have not been able to determine a motive for the killings. It appears that the men were not from the area and several neighborsnearby had heard gunshots just before the men were discovered. The Roseville & Granite Bay Press Tribune  reported:

[“According to Sacramento County Superior Court documents, Benson was first arrested in 2000 on felony charges of injuring or tampering with phone lines. In 2005, he pleaded guilty to a felony charge of committing an assault and causing injury. He then crossed paths with Placer County law enforcement in 2008, when he was arrested on felony charges of selling marijuana or hash, and maintaining a house for drug sales. He received 120 days in county jail for that conviction, along with 3 years of conditional probation.

Galsote, on the other hand, was arrested by Sacramento police in 2005 for possession of methamphetamine and carrying a crystal meth pipe. He was put on Sacramento County’s original Prop. 36 drug treatment program — though court records indicate that he later failed out of it. Galsote was next arrested in Sacramento in 2009 on felony charges of forgery. He was sentenced to county jail term of 1 year and four months”]

The Matter remains under investigation and the Pacer County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information about the crimes to call them at 800-923-8191. A reward is being offered in these cases.

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