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Mountain Democrat (Newspaper) - April 6, 2015, Placerville, CaliforniaBody found in Latrobe husband charged with murder managing editor a Latrobe Man was charged with murder april 4 after the body of his wife was found on their property the Day before. According to a press release from the Al Dorado county Roy Roth sheriffs office Roy Roth 51, was booked into the Al Dorado county jail at 3 30 . After detectives found the body of a deceased adult female on his property presumably the remains of Deborah Roth roys wife. Deborah Roth 50, was reported missing by a caller the prior Day. On april 3, at about 12 24 p.m., the sheriffs office received a welfare Check request for Deborah who reportedly lived with her husband in a trailer on. A Large piece of property off of South Shingle Road in. Latrobe. The caller said Deborah had. Been missing several Days. The caller also said Roy was at their House in. Placerville and. They would meet the deputies there. 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The death of Quot her husband Rob Harris. Dressed demurely in a High necked and Slacks Harris spoke in. A quiet voice that was often at Odds with the turbulent marital life she has led. Harris said she first met lob Harris when she was 13 and staying with her family at a Lodge on the eel River. He and his father taught her How to fish and he continued to sit her Over the summer. Later Colleen moved to Montana where she met and married Larry Dodge. Living in Montana for five years Colleen recounted How she Learned to fish and. Hunt. Colleen her husband and. Democrat photo by Smiy Thome defendant Colleen Harri walks into the courtroom on april 2 for her murder trial. Three children then left Montana and began travelling from state to state. Rut her relationship was on Rocky grounds with. Colleen alleging that her husband began a Messing around with other women having 15 mistresses Over seven leaving her husband because of his infidelity and abuse of their children Colleen moved from new York Back to Montana. Driving an old bus converted into a Van Colleen said she would pay for Gas by pulling into s see Harris Page a9 Harris daughter testifies Coil Mayer staff writer the first key witness for the defense of Colleen Harris was her daughter Townie Black who testified wednesday april 1, mostly describing How her amp amp Stepfather molested her a not addressing die focus of the trial the homicide of lob Harris. Black a paralegal for a District attorneys office Quot i Nevada met James Batten a whom Colleen Harris was found not guilty of murdering in ill so a when Ahe was 10 years old. He had been a Harris. A the was really Nice to us three kids aha said referencing her younger brother and sister. Batten took them to the Arcade bought them ice dream and pizza and Quot was funny. A we All just Rea wed him during her testimony she was often quiet and. Demure. She begged.1 Harris to marry Rattan within the first Lew months of the relation slip. Within a year Ratten was her Stepfather. They lived in. A trailer Park just up foe Road from Lake of the Pines but after the marriage moved to an apartment in Al Dorado. Shortly after the marriage when she was 11, she wat taking a Bath when Batten walked in she. Tried to. Pull the Shower curtain but Batten insisted she should not be ashamed of her body. That night Quot Balten began a decade of molestation. �?o1 was scared Black said. �?o1 Felt sick to my stomach she said that Quot pretty much every night after that Batten would molest her. Quot at that time she paused �?o1 looked at. Him Quot like a like my dad. I Cap a acc pagea9eid Board approves plan to sell water at special meeting staff writer a. Conditional agreement to Transfer surplus water to Central. Californians wetlands water District was unanimously approved at a special meeting on april 1 by the Al Dorado irrigation District Board of directors. According to the agreement up to a maximum of 6,430 acre feet May he transferred this year although staff noted the actual amount is Likely to be considerably less. At $700 an acre foot the water Transfer could generate up to $4.6 million of additional Revenue for the District subject to both water availability 1 and regulatory approval. It also includes an upfront non refundable payment of $128,600. In addition this added Revenue could make up for lost Hydro generation Revenue due to the banking of additional water at sly Parks Jenkinson Lake. The agreement is conditional upon approval from state and Federal . Included in the Transfer agreement is an a off ramp that allows eid to cancel the contract if the District needs the water for its. Own customers. A we done to anticipate having to use the off ramp but we insisted that it be available should something unforeseen occur said eid general counsel Tom Cumpston. A a it san important bit of insurance for our customers in a historically dry Cumpston. Emphasized repeatedly in his presentation to the Board that the agreement provides Protection to District customers both in the Way the contract is structured and in the sources of water made available for Transfer. Eidos customers will always come first he said and none of the water being transferred is needed by our customers. Cumpston said that As a result of the recent approval of a five year Warren act contract with the . Bureau of reclamation the District can divert up to 8,500 acre feet of project 184 water a not previously available to the District a from Folsom Reservoir for consumptive use. The contract gives eid the Chance to Market the excess water until its needed in Al Dorado Hills. The water to be transferred consists of up to 2,820 acre feet of reductions in potable water demand due to recycling up to 2,675 acre feet of reductions in. Potable water demand due to conservation measures and up to 1,100 care feet of water released through the re operation of Weber Reservoir. A we Are leveraging water savings our customers already achieved before the drought started to constrain supplies a Cumpston said. A were not asking customers to do a anything More this year to facilitate the Transfer. What they be already done has made this water available for Transfer eid general. Manager Jim Abercrombie said the potential Revenue received from such transfers is expected to be used for retiring debt funding much needed capital projects or making up for lost hydroelectric generation Revenue. A the District is also banking 5,000 to 6,000 acre feet of water from the project 184 system by moving it to Jenkinson Lake at sly Park a said Abercrombie. A this action will further protect our customers water Supply if 2016 turns out to be another dry year. Meanwhile we ask that everyone continue do their part to help us meet the state s mandatory target of 25 percent m see i Page a3

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