Elderly man on trial for murder of roommate

EUREKA – A 75 year-old Eureka man accused of shooting his roommate to death has been given a trial date.

David Alan Kobak called 911 on August 25reporting he had been involved in a shooting. When officers arrived, they found 58-year-old Frederick William Loftus dead on the apartment floor.

Investigators have not yet found a motive, but do say it doesn’t seem to be self-defense.

The preliminary hearing, to determine if there is enough evidence for a trial, has been set for November 6th. Kobak is being held on $2 million bail.