The U.S. Justice Department is crediting Sacramento police for their work to solve a decades-old, international murder case.
Butte County resident Silas Boston, 75, entered a not-guilty plea Thursday during his arraignment on two counts of first-degree murder.
A federal grand jury indictment says Boston killed a British couple in their mid-20s off the coast of Guatemala in 1978.
The coupld chartered a boat he owned at the time.
The case quickly went cold, but according to the Justice Department, a prosecution in this case was made possible thanks to investigators in Sacramento.
The San Rafael Police Department also played a role, as did the FBI, and law-enforcement agencies overseas.
- Capital Public Radio Staff