On October 17, 2012, Castro Valley resident, Barbara Latiolais was strangled and later burned to death by Christian Birdsall and Cody Nicosia.
Almost one year later — close friends of Latiolais and her
husband, Mike Rice, are in the process of rebuilding the house from the ground
Latiolais and Rice’s house was located on 2431 San Carlos Avenue, Castro Valley.
Sharon Giacomini, Latiolais’ close friend, has been going through the debris from the fire and refurbishing items to put back into the new house for Rice.
Giacomini is asking the community and local Castro Valley hardware stores for their support and help in this project.
If there are any local Castro Valley business willing to offer Giacomini a discount on hardware supplies (tiles, flooring, paint, etc.), please contact Sharon Giacomini at (510) 331-5840 or email her at email@example.com.
If anyone is interested in helping rebuild the house, please contact Sharon at the number or email shown above.
The two teenagers arrested for Latiolais’ death have had their hearing postponed until October 23.