The coroner has announced the death of a 15-year-old girl in a garage on Dore Drive in south Bakersfield was a homicide.The manner of death was from manual strangulation. 23-year-old Gerardo Rodriguez is being charged with first-degree murder and sexual assault in the April 10th killing of Stacy Duke. His family, who were at the house, say she had been there just minutes and did not know the girl very well. Prosecutors may seek the death penalty.

Sean Michael Lisle