Pittsburg roommate killing: Staged scene, or self-defense?

MARTINEZ — When murder defendant Ryon Evan Wittlin shot and killed his 23-year-old roommate in the living room of the Pittsburg home they both shared, no one else was there to see it.

Now, more than a year after the Aug. 2016 killing, jurors will be asked to determine what happened. At the start of the trial Monday, the prosecutor called it a cold-blooded murder, saying the victim, Nicholas Ryan Shaeffer, was a quiet introvert who never saw it coming.

Ryon Evan Wittlin, 48, is being tried on charges that he murdered his23-year-old roommate in Aug. 2016. (Pittsburg police dept.)
Ryon Evan Wittlin, 48, is being tried on charges that he murdered hisbr /23-year-old roommate in Aug. 2016. (Pittsburg police dept.) 

The defense attorney called it a tragic act of self-defense, and played the jury a tape of the defendant’s 911

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