BREAKING NEWS: 11 a.m. THURSDAY — Suspect arrested for 1997 murder

2006-04-20T00:00:00Z BREAKING NEWS: 11 a.m. THURSDAY — Suspect arrested for 1997 murderBy Marsha Dorgan
Register Staff Writer
Napa Valley Register
April 20, 2006 12:00 am  • 

Napa Police have arrested a Napa man this morning and charged him with homicide in the 1997 murder of a Kenya native.

Randy Weeks, 46, was taken into custody at his Napa home for the Sept. 12, 1997, murder of Edwin Njuguna, 24.

Njuguna was stabbed to death in a Napa residential neighborhood when he and his two passengers stopped their car in front of Weeks' brother and sister-in-law’s home. The couple, along with Weeks was hosting a going-away party for a friend.

Numerous teens attending the party confronted Njuguna and his friends and told them to leave. Racial slurs were allegedly yelled at Njuguna, who is black. At that time a free-for-all fight erupted, ending with Njuguna being stabbed three times, including a fatal puncture to his heart.

Weeks’ sister-in-law, Julie Ann Weeks, pleaded no contest two days ago to being an accessory to a felony in relation to this case.

For more on Julie Weeks, see today's online story "Guilty plea in Edwin Njuguna murder case."

For the full story on the Randy Weeks arrest, pick up a copy of tomorrow's Napa Valley Register.

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