One of four defendants in Turlock’s Donnelly Park homicide pleads guilty

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One of four defendants charged with robbing and beating a man to death in Turlock’s Donnelly Park in 2017 has taken a plea deal with a six-year sentence.

Terry Van Meter of Manteca was 16 when he and three others were arrested in the murder of 21-year-old Cameron Tracy, who was beaten unconscious with a metal baseball bat on Dec. 4, 2017. Tracy died from his injuries on Dec. 13.

Van Meter, Shaun Santos, 24, and Lavinia Perez, 41, both of Modesto, were charged with murder and two counts of robbery for the attack on Tracy and his girlfriend, as well as with two other robberies at the park the week before.

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