Kenneth Ray Johnson, Charles Anthony Mackbee, Arrested in Philip Victor Williamson Murder
From the beginning, once police discovered Williamson was hauling marijuana from growing operations in the Chico area, where he grew up, to Los Angeles County, where he was living, it's clear that robbery was viewed as a motive. In July 2011, police announced the arrest of two different suspects, Rosemary Sayegh of Granada Hills and her husband Marcel Mackbee, (who is a cousin of Charles Mackbee), but murder charges were dropped against Sayegh last November.
The only evidence police have made public involved camera footage from a liquor store where Williamson made a purchase which police say captured a suspicious person driving a black SUV. Police claim that a receipt found in Williamson's pocket led them to the store where the found the footage, and that Marcel Mackbee was the man seen driving the SUV. Despite the obvious family connection between the two Mackbees, exactly how the two latest arrests fit into the story remains a mystery, so stay tuned!