Trial Date Set For Suspects Accused Of 2017 Murder

Two people have been arraigned for the alleged murder in Redding of a man from Riverside. 47-year-old David Allen Borders had been missing, having last been seen last October 20th at the Valero gas station at South Bonnyview and Churn Creek. A break in the case came when a Toyota Camry was found abandoned and burned in Eastern Shasta County with unrecognizable human remains inside. Cal-Fire and Redding Fire Investigators determined that the fire was intentional and the person inside had been murdered. RPD Investigators met with members of Borders’ family and learned that the night he disappeared he had been meeting some people for a marijuana deal and had gotten into an altercation with 35-year-old Jesse Tern. 42-year-old Julio Morales was interviewed and he allegedly admitted to helping Tern and 29-year-old Rachel Rowe as they drove their Toyota to Eastern Shasta County with the dead body of David Borders in the backseat. The RPD SWAT Team descended on a home on Murieta Loop with arrest warrants for Tern and Rowe and took them into custody. It’s believed that on the night of the killing Rowe, Tern and Borders were driving on Arizona Street in Redding and were arguing about the pot deal when Tern shot Borders. They then allegedly recruited the assistance of Morales in disposing of the car and the body. Tern and Rowe were arraigned Tuesday and both were ordered to remain in custody pending a jury trial, set to begin February 14th. Morales has a court date in November.


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