Ex-Deputy to be Sentenced Thursday for Murder of Man in Bar

A former Riverside County Sheriff's deputy will be sentenced on Thursday for the murder of a man in a Murrieta bar.

According to the county District Attorney's office, Dayle William Long will be in court Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta. On Dec. 12, 2013, a jury found Long guilty of second-degree murder in the 2011 shooting.

Long was found guilty of one count of second-degree murder and an enhancement that he discharged a fiream causing death. He faces a sentence of 40 years to life in prison.

According to police, Long was off-duty and had been drinking at Spelly's Pub & Grille, 40675 Murrieta Hot Springs Road. Officers responding to a report of a man with a gun found Long inside and a man dead of gunshot wounds. He was identified as Samuel Vanettes, 36, of Winchester.

It was determined that Long shot Vanettes several times, killing him. He was arrested and is no longer employed by the Sheriff's Department.


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