Man enters plea in 2004 murders of Zeeland man, fiancee

Posted at 8:25 PM, Jun 14, 2019

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A man has pleaded no contest to killing a sleeping couple on a Northern California beach 15 years ago and to killing his own brother.

Shaun Gallon entered the pleas Thursday to first-degree murder. Under a plea deal, he’s expected to be sentenced next month to three consecutive life terms in prison without chance of parole.

Authorities say Gallon acknowledged using a rifle to kill 22-year-old Lindsay Cutshall of Ohio and 26-year-old Jason Allen of Michigan in 2004 as the engaged couple lay in sleeping bags on a Jenner beach.

Gallon didn’t know the victims, who were on a sightseeing trip.

Gallon also acknowledged trying to kill a Monte Rio man with a package bomb in 2004 and shooting his brother to death at the family’s Forestville home in 2017.