Cherie Lash-Rhoades Murders 4 People

Cherie Lash-Rhoades is a woman from California who was sentenced to death for the murders of four people during a mass shooting.

Cherie Lash-Rhoades was under investigation for fraud and was recently fired from her job at the Cedarville Rancheria Tribal Office in Alturas. Cherie Lash-Rhoades would return to her former place of employment and would shoot six people killing four of them

Cherie Lash-Rhoades would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death

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Cherie Lash-Rhoades is currently incarcerated at the Central California Women’s Facility

Cherie Lash-Rhoades Sentencing

Cherie Lash-Rhoades, the woman convicted of killing four people in a mass shooting in Alturas in 2014, was sentenced to death Monday morning by a Modoc County judge.

The judge sentenced Lash-Rhoades to death for the four people she murdered and 150 years to life for the attempted murder cases and special allegations. Lash-Rhoades will not be eligible for custody credits. The judge also ordered that Cherie Lash-Rhoades pay $64,000 in restitution.

Lash-Rhoades was found guilty in December of 2016 on four counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. The jury recommended the death penalty. According to Modoc County District Attorney Jordan Funk, this is the first death penalty case he knows of in Modoc County.

Lash-Rhoades shot six people at the Cedarville Rancheria Tribal Office in Alturas, ultimately killing four on February 20, 2014. Officials said at least one of the injured was also attacked with a butcher knife after Lash-Rhoades ran out of ammunition.

Officials added a witness was able to escape the office and run, covered in blood, to the Alturas Police Station where they sounded the alarm.

Police said when they arrived, Cherie Lash-Rhoades was outside the building, running with a knife in her hands, but was quickly subdued.

The four victims were identified as Rurik Davis, 50, Lash-Rhoades’ brother and tribal chairman; Angel Penn, 19, Lash-Rhoades’ niece; Glenn Calonico, 30, Lash-Rhoades’ nephew; and Sheila Russo, 47.

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The former chairwoman of the Cedarville Rancheria is facing a death sentence for the murders of four people in California. Cherie Louise Lash Rhoades, 47, was convicted in December of four counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.

A jury found her guilty of shooting Rurik Davis, 50, her brother; Angel Penn, 19, her niece; Glenn Calonicco, 30, her nephew; and Shelia Lynn Russo, 47, the tribe’s administrator, to death on February, 20, 2014. Two others — Melissa Davis and Monica Davis — were also injured after Rhoades shot and stabbed them. They are daughters of Rurik Davis.

The incident occurred at the tribal offices on the reservation. At the time, Rhoades and her son was being evicted from a tribal housing unit. She also was under federal investigation for alleged theft and had been suspended as chair. The jury that convicted Rhoades also voted to put her to death. She is due to learn her fate on April 10, The Sacramento Bee reported.

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