60-Year-Old Antioch Man Found Guilty Of Murdering Concord Woman

September 15, 2021 17:45 pm · 32 comments

A 60-year-old homeless Antioch man has been convicted of first-degree murder for killing a woman in 2018 in the back of the Terminal Shopping Center on Clayton Rd., then dumping her body near a dumpster on Main Ave.

The woman was identified as 58-year-old Concord resident Debbie Shandrew.

The Concord Police Department Major Crimes Unit investigated the case and arrested Rickie Keefer for Shandrew’s murder.

This morning, the jury in Contra Costa County found Keefer guilty of first-degree murder and a sentencing hearing will be scheduled at a later date.

Keefer is a convicted felon who has spent time in the Illinois State Prison for convictions of robbery and burglary. He has been previously convicted in California for burglary, theft, and narcotic related crimes, police said.

BOOYAH! September 15, 2021 at 5:59 PM

Remember his mug shot well.

Tsa September 15, 2021 at 6:33 PM

Unfortunately, he now has 3 hots and a cot for life and medical/dental care courtesy of California’s taxpayers. Terrible that he took a woman’s life to achieve this.

American Citizen September 16, 2021 at 1:16 PM

So profound and sad. We could take a lesson from Saudi Arabia when it comes to murderers.

Rico September 15, 2021 at 6:42 PM

Well, he obviously wasn’t “rehabilitated” in his past prison stints. Poor victim.

The Wizard September 15, 2021 at 7:25 PM

What a creeper.

Mtz Guy September 15, 2021 at 8:29 PM

This guy is deserves nothing better than the death chamber.
Wake up Newsom! Keeping this louse on the books is an insult to the taxpaying citizens and his victims of Kaliforia!

John September 16, 2021 at 5:31 AM

You understand that it costs almost a million dollars a year to house someone on death row while costing $81k dollars to just house a prisoner. The overwhelming majority of death row inmates die of natural causes etc. while on death row awaiting their fate. I’d gladly let him rot for the rest of his life than spend what could be 20 million housing him on death row for 20 years for him to die of old age. That’s what people don’t get. How expensive death row is. On top of that death row inmates get TVs and so many other perks that normal inmates don’t get.

Old-school guy September 16, 2021 at 8:35 AM

Just think of the millions this state could save if they executed those on death row in a timely manner.

PC September 15, 2021 at 8:30 PM

This mugshot could serve as a warning to youth for the ravages of drug abuse and depravity.

PESFG September 15, 2021 at 9:41 PM

But, but, but, he’s a Senior citizen!
Proof that California and/or the Bay Area’s policies attract the wrong people. He came from Illinois to continue his lifestyle.

Original G September 15, 2021 at 9:59 PM

Dig a little further and might see something like, ‘was know to law enforcement’.

DEM-a-fornia has made it so to “catch” a Felony case, misdemeanor criminal who may go thru revolving door of County Jail repeatedly has to up their level of violence to finally be kept in custody.

Our First Responders often deal with same individuals over and over until their level of violence escalates to Felony charges.

HOW and WHY is this, now acceptable ? ? ? ? ? ?

sideline September 16, 2021 at 5:24 AM

good ol’ Terminal shopping center, just attracting this kind of headlines.
How many homicides does this make now? 3? 4?

DD September 16, 2021 at 5:35 AM

But, but he was turning his life around.
I grew up near the Terminal Shopping Center and can hardly believe this.
What the Hell happened to the Concord I grew up in?

idiots everywhere September 16, 2021 at 6:49 AM

I thought all the homeless were just down on the luck

Martin September 16, 2021 at 6:49 AM

@Original G
You have to ask? Election fraud.

Hayden Barsotti September 16, 2021 at 7:10 AM

Hold on!! Hold on!! Is he vaccinated? That’s a priority now apparently.

Sam Malone September 16, 2021 at 8:19 AM

Straight to the death chamber and not waste money on him on his upkeep.

Newsom that would send a clear message to all those you continue to pander to and release. Stop spending valuable tax dollars on useless entitlement issues and use it to keep criminals off the streets. The more tax payers you kill the less “tax money you get”.

Throw The Book September 16, 2021 at 10:47 AM

Summary Execution for this POS.
This society seems to be failing. Crime is a major factor. We need to be more serious about prosecution and much stronger on sentencing.
Give more free reign to the boys in blue. Let them get the job done.
They know how but they are hobbled by politics…

moreyjohnr September 17, 2021 at 8:31 AM

I was in the jury. The problem wasn’t that the police were restrained – they halfassed the investigation so badly that they basically found him by accident. They didn’t check for fingerprints, had the wrong Murder weapon, and the lead detective contradicted himself and the three other detectives! This case was decided by the one (1) piece of good physical evidence, and details in the video footage that were present in evidence but not explicitly pointed out earlier.

Ricardoh September 16, 2021 at 11:09 AM

Nice looking fellow.

Brenda September 16, 2021 at 12:49 PM

Debbie was my sister. This man brutally murdered her. He did not move her body. He left her where he killed her. Death row would be too kind for him. Let him be in the general prison population. Maybe some one will torture him like he tortured her. She can now rest in peace knowing he was caught and convicted. RIP Debbie. 😢

Noneya September 16, 2021 at 1:22 PM

Sorry for your loss.

Simonpure September 16, 2021 at 2:33 PM

She is still your sister at heart Brenda. Always will be. Sorry this horrific event happened to your family.

moreyjohnr September 17, 2021 at 8:29 AM

I was on the jury. We’re you one of the two people attending in the audience?

This was a very difficult decision – the police botched their investigation so badly that the only really convincing piece of physical evidence was the stained jeans! But the video footage turned out to be what did it for us – analyzing it closely, playing it back slowly, taking still screenshots of different parts were enough to prove that it was him, as well as discovering a detail that neither the prosecution nor defense had noticed (when he was “covering his face with a hat,” he was putting on one of those masks!). None of us came into this looking to convict without evidence, but it was enough to leave us with no doubts.

I am glad to hear that you at least have some closure, but I know that nothing will make up for your loss.

Brenda September 18, 2021 at 11:52 AM

Yes moreyjohnr I was in the courtroom everyday as I have been for every court hearing over the past 3 years. My Aunt and I have been to everything concerning this case. We both want to Thank
All of you jurors for being so conscientious and sticking it out through all of the delays. God Bless you ALL. My sister can now rest in peace.

moreyjohnr September 18, 2021 at 6:46 PM

Thank you. I was the one with the orange mask., pretty much seated closest to the legal counsel or audience the whole time. It wasn’t an easy decision – I was honestly leaning toward acquittal at first (as were a few of us), but it was the video evidence that tipped the balance. In fact, it was identifying details more than what the prosecution had brought up that did it – we spent most of our time in deliberation rewinding and slowing down the footage, but it was unmistakably him!

I know that nothing can replace your sister, and what happened to her was beyond horrible – I hope that we can give you some closure, at least. I had guessed that you were related early, and was careful not to interact (which would have ruined the whole trial!), but please accept my condolences and virtual hugs. Grief is awful, I do understand that much.

Brenda September 19, 2021 at 9:23 AM

Just so you know, you guys did the right thing. There were things we knew that you were not allowed to hear. He is without any doubt the person who murdered Debbie. He will be sentenced Dec 3rd. I will return then to give a victims impact statement. God Rest her poor soul.

moreyjohnr September 19, 2021 at 12:51 PM

Thanks, I really appreciate the confirmation. Since the trial ended I found about his priors, but that in and of itself doesn’t prove guilt – but the extra identifying marks from the vide (he was wearing one of those masks! When the prosecution thought he was putting on a hat, it was a mask) as well as information we were able to glean from the audio (we managed to get an intelligible transcript by borrowing the courtroom and cranking up the audio) even supplied a motive and context. I really appreciate the extra context, too – it’s been basically the most important thing on my mind for months now (second most important is the stuff that got us an extra king lunch break that day, lol), so I’m glad for the confirmation.

December 3rd is the sentencing? Thanks for the info!

The Wizard September 16, 2021 at 2:13 PM

Rickie Keefer, Bubba and Big Willie are waiting to greet you.

Anonymous September 16, 2021 at 3:10 PM

Transients have always been a threat to cities and towns. Historically, the vagrancy laws are based on the idea that penniless single men are a danger to society and need to be removed from town.

Anonymous September 16, 2021 at 4:43 PM

I mean’t to say penniless single men with no ties to the community are a danger to society and need to be removed from town. This is why vagrants were always removed from the city limits.

Now we coddle them and tolerate rape and murder because it goes with the territory of liberal “feels.”

Mullet police September 16, 2021 at 5:30 PM

We the mullet police, do not approve of this mullet.

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