Gov. Newsom orders additional DNA testing in case of death row inmate Kevin Cooper

The boy’s father discovered the bloodied bodies when he went to the hilltop home looking for Christopher. Through the window, he discovered the bodies of Doug and Peggy Ryen; their 10-year-old daughter, Jessica; and Christopher. The victims had been stabbed a total of 143 times with an ice pick, an ax and a knife. The Ryens’ 8-year-old son, Joshua, was slashed across the throat but survived.

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