Stewart Shapton

Victim's mother accepts apology from defendant

Patricia Shapton opened up the purse she was clutching on her lap and halfway pulled out a worn and slightly torn funeral announcement for her 20-year-old son, Stewart. Dressed i ...

Moon sentenced to four years in jail

---------- Editor's note: For reaction from family members, read "Victim's mother accepts apology from defendant." ---------- ROSEVILLE - A judge sentenced William “Billy” Mo ...

Judge expected to decide on Moon motion

It will likely be a tense scene in an Auburn courtroom Thursday morning as two families await a judge’s life-altering decision. William “Billy” Moon, 24, of Auburn, is sche ...

Prosecution rebuts ‘ludicrous’ claims by Moon defense

---------- Editor’s note: To read about the defense’s motion for a new trial, see "Defense claims Moon deserves a new trial" in Monday’s Journal. ---------- For abou ...

Defense claims Moon deserves a new trial

---------- Editor’s note: See "Prosecution rebuts ‘ludicrous’ claims by Moon defense" for the prosecution's perspective. ---------- In an effort to spare a young li ...

Moon sentencing postponed

A judge is scheduled to decide next month whether William “Billy” Moon will receive a new trial. Moon made a brief appearance in Placer County Superior Court Thursday morning ...

Moon scheduled to appear in court Thursday for new trial motion

William “Billy” Moon is scheduled to appear in court today for a hearing on his attorney’s motion for a new trial. Moon, 24, was convicted in October of second-degree murde ...

Moon family speaks about trial

David Moon said he’s “never been more proud” of his son, who currently is in custody at Placer County Jail following an October second-degree murder and gross vehicular mansl ...

Family puts court fight online

An Auburn man continues to fight his guilty verdict as his new attorney delayed sentencing and his supporters launched a Web site campaign to appeal his case. William “Billy ...

Jury returns guilty verdict in Moon trial

ROSEVILLE - A jury found William "Billy" Moon of Auburn guilty of second-degree murder and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in the June 3, 2006 death of his friend St ...