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Melissa Huckaby indicted in the Sandra Cantu murder case

August 17, 2009

A San Joaquin County grand jury has returned a five-count indictment against Melissa Huckaby, accused of kidnapping, raping and killing 8-year-old Sandra Cantu.

Huckaby, 28, was indicted for murder with three enhancements: kidnapping, lewd and lascivious acts on a child and rape with a foreign object in the death of Sandra Cantu. She was also indicted on two counts of furnishing a harmful substance and one count of child endangerment. Those counts were in reference to the Hayward man and another little girl that she allegedly drugged before Sandra’s death.

Huckaby appeared in court with several scratches on her forhead.  The DA said the cuts on her head occurred durring an incident that morning at the San Joaquin County Jail, but he wouldn’t say what exactly happened.

This case continues to be under a judicial gag order, and the grand jury transcripts are temporarily sealed. Huckaby did not enter a plea and has another court date on Sept. 10.

The DA is treating this as a death penalty case but that decision won’t be officially made for several it here:


3 Comments leave one →
  1. ostella permalink
    August 18, 2009 11:57 am

    Good. I was wondering what was goin on with this case…thanks for keeping us up to date, Ms Mystery! I have faith that Huckaby will not walk away from this crime….

    RIP Sandra….

  2. itsamysterytome permalink*
    August 18, 2009 12:19 pm

    Yep, this one may be cut and dried!

  3. Donnak99 permalink
    August 31, 2009 6:16 pm

    R. I. P. Sandra Cantu =) Melissa Huckaby will rot & burn in hell for killing an innocent little girl !! I hope she receives the death penalty forsure. She doesnt deserve to see her poor little girl grow up, just as Sandras family wont get to see the angel grow up! God will take care of you Sandra! We love you!!!

    Donna xxx May you rest in peace you little angel !!

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