Triple-murder suspect makes North Auburn court appearance

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A Roseville man charged with murdering three people in Loomis made his first courtroom appearance Wednesday. Jeremy Ray Baker, 36, made a standard arraignment “not guilty” plea before Placer Superior Court Judge Frances Kearney at the North Auburn jail courtroom. Baker is charged with murder in the shooting deaths of Nanette Florance, John Camara and Lawrence Fay. The victims were found Saturday at a Rachel Lane residence. Baker, who a Placer County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said knew the victims, was arrested Monday and taken into custody at Placer County Jail in North Auburn. He is being held without bail and will make his next court appearance June 7. As well as three murder charges, Baker also pleaded innocent to possession of a gun silencer and denied special allegations of multiple murder and discharging a firearm – potential enhancements to sentencing if he is found guilty on the murder charges. Authorities are releasing no motive for the killings. After the bodies were found, Sgt. Alfredo Guitron, a sheriff’s detective, said all three victims had major head trauma and there were no signs of a struggle inside the home. The body of Florance, a 47-year-old Loomis resident with Parkinson’s disease, was found in the home. Fay, 49, was discovered outside a backyard door. Camara, 46, who also lived at the house, was found in the backyard. – Gus Thomson