Third suspect in cold case murder to be arraigned in court Monday

Shanna Culver made her first appearance in juvenile court after her arrest one week ago in a nearly 25-year-old cold case murder.

The third suspect in a nearly 25-year-old cold case murder in Shasta County will make her first Superior Court appearance Monday.

44-year-old Brian Keith Hawkins, 46-year-old Shanna Culver and her brother 45-year-old Curtis Culver, were all arrested on burglary and robbery charges related to the death of 19-year-old Frank Wesley McAlister in 1993 after Hawkins confessed to the crime and named the Culvers as accomplices.

Culver, who was 17 at the time of the murder, has been going through Juvenile Court proceedings before she could be tried as an adult.

According to the Shasta County District Attorney's Office, Culver will be transferred to the Superior Court on Monday.

Culver is being held without bail.

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