Autopsy results released in Grass Valley double homicide | TheUnion.com

Autopsy results released in Grass Valley double homicide

Michael Francis Pocock

Michael Francis Pocock, 35, faces two counts of murder in connection with the shooting deaths of Dominguez and Mershon. Arrested late Monday, he remained jailed Thursday without bond.

Nevada County authorities on Thursday said preliminary autopsy results show the pair died from multiple gunshot wounds. The manner of their deaths is homicide.

Mershon was pronounced dead at 10:13 p.m. Monday. Authorities pronounced Dominguez deceased three minutes later, Chief Deputy Coroner Mike Sullivan said.

Police have said that Pocock, Dominguez and Mershon stayed on the same property, but in different buildings.

Many people, including Pocock, called authorities after the shooting. Pocock told officers he fired shots, police said. Nevada City police reports state one caller identified himself as the shooter, adding he fired in self-defense.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email ariquelmy@theunion.com or call 530-477-4239.


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