Stockton serial killings suspect Wesley Brownlee faces 7 murder charges

The San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office filed four additional murder charges against Wesley Brownlee, the Stockton man arrested in connection to a series of killings in Northern California.

Tuesday’s announcement by the DA’s Office brings the total number of homicide charges against Brownlee to seven.

Additionally, Brownlee will face an attempted murder charge related to the only known survivor in the serial killings.

Here’s a breakdown of the new charges filed against Brownlee:

  • Murder of Juan Alexander Vasquez in Alameda County
  • Murder of Mervin Harmon in Alameda County
  • Murder of Paul Yaw in San Joaquin County
  • Murder of Salvador Debudey Jr. in San Joaquin County
  • Attempted murder of Natasha LaTour in San Joaquin County

“The San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office continues to collaborate with our local law enforcement agencies to ensure justice for these victims,” ​​District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar said. “We would like to thank the community for their support and law enforcement for their diligent investigation and apprehension of the suspect.”

In October, Brownlee was arrested and charged with the murders of Jonathan Rodriguez Hernandez, Juan Cruz and Lawrence Lopez.

San Joaquin County District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar, center, flanked by Stockton Chief Stanley McFadden, left, and ATF San Francisco Field Division, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Joshua Jackson speaks about the arraignment of alleged serial killer Wesley Brownlee during a news conference at the DA's office in downtown Stockton on Tuesday, Oct.  18, 2022.

Here is what is known about the three victims:

The serial killings occurred between April 2021 and September 2022 in Stockton and Alameda County.

Brownlee is scheduled to return to court on Jan. 3 for further arrangement.

Record reporter Hannah Workman covers news in Stockton and San Joaquin County. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @byhannahworkman. Support local news, subscribe to The Stockton Record at

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