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Autopsy Set For Body Of Man Accused Of Triple Murder In Santa Barbara County

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An autopsy is set for Thursday for a former Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputy blamed for the murders of three people in an Orcutt home. The motive is still unclear.

Officers were called to the 5900 block of Oakhill Road in Orcutt Friday night. A woman entering the home found blood all over the house, and a victim covered in blood in a bathtub. She was able to escape and call for help.

Officers say they tried to get a man they encountered who was armed with a rifle to surrender using non-lethal weapons, including a beanbag gun. When that failed, the man was fatally wounded.

They found three bodies in the home. The three had been beaten and stabbed to death. Detectives say the killer was David Gerald McNabb of Orcutt. The victims include his sister, Nicole McNabb, his mother Melanie McNabb, and Carlos Echavarria of Orcutt.

David McNabb was a Custody Deputy from 2001 to 2012.

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