Man accused of killing off-duty Richmond cop pleads not guilty

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Robert Vega and off-duty Richmond police Officer Gus Vegas
Robert Vega (left) is accused of shooting and killing off-duty Richmond police Officer Gus Vegas (right) at the Vegas' home in Vallejo, Calif., on Thursday, February 11, 2016.

RICHMOND, Calif. (KGO) -- The man accused of killing an off-duty Richmond police officer inside his Vallejo home pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity on Wednesday.

Robert Vega is accused of murdering Officer Gus Vegas, a 15-year veteran of the force and the grandfather of Vega's son.

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If convicted, Vega could get 50 years to life in prison.

A GoFundMe account has been set to the help the Vegas family. For more information, click here.

Also, the Richmond Police Officers' Association has created an account at Mechanics Bank in Officer Vegas' memory. All donations will go towards helping the Vegas family.

Mechanics Bank
Routing number: 121102036
Account number: 041305213
Richmond POA in memory of Gus Vegas

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