Man Pleads Not Guilty To Murdering His Wife

A Happy Valley man accused of murdering his wife had a court appearance Friday. Tuesday afternoon Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies were sent to the home of 63-year-old Kenneth Karl Vorreiter Jr. on Pine Street in the Olinda Area. A friend of his had reported that Vorreiter might be suicidal after he said he had assaulted his wife earlier in the day and she may be dead. Deputies arrived at the home, contacted Vorreiter and found his wife, Lori Lee Vorreiter, deceased. Vorreiter was interviewed by detectives and then booked into jail for murder. On Friday Vorreiter entered a plea of not guilty. His arraignment was continued for next Wednesday. Anyone who can provide information helpful to the investigation is urged to contact the major crimes unit at 245-6135.

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