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Jury acquits former CHP officer of domestic violence charges

WOODLAND — A Yolo County jury acquitted a former Woodland California Highway Patrol officer of felony domestic violence charges Monday after about a day of deliberations.

But Armando Ortega could face a second trial on a misdemeanor spousal battery charge, on which the seven-man, five-woman jury declared itself deadlocked.

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Maile Hampton’s ‘lynching’ charge sparks outrage — Take action!

The Sacramento police have outrageously charged ANSWER Coalition activist Maile Hampton, a young Black woman, with felony “lynching.” After holding her initially on $100,000 bail, Maile is now out of jail but faces the threat of four years in prison on false charges following an aggressive police disruption of a peaceful Black Lives Matter march in Sacramento. But we are fighting back!

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DA to decide whether to retry North Sacramento murder case

Sacramento prosecutors are facing a decision on whether to retry a man for murder in a shooting death investigators believe resulted from a disputed $40 hair weave.

A jury last week failed to reach a verdict in the case against Lionel Lee Jenkins, and Sacramento Superior Court Judge Cheryl Chun Meegan declared a mistrial.

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Sacramento prosecutors will not retry murder case

Sacramento County prosecutors announced Wednesday that they will not retry Lionel Lee Jenkins in the April 29, 2013, north area shooting death of Jordan Parker.

“Your Honor, the people have a motion to dismiss for insufficiency of evidence,” Deputy District Attorney Jeff Hightower told Sacramento Superior Court Judge Gary E. Ransom.

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Jury convicts three of four accused in barbershop killing

Jury convicts three of four accused in barbershop killing

Jury convicts three of four accused in barbershop killing

A Sacramento jury rejected a prosecution theory of mutual combat and found that one faction bore most of the responsibility for the gunbattle in a barbershop parking lot four years ago that killed a young mother who was protecting her 2-year-old son.

The panel found the brothers Lonnie and Louis Mitchell guilty of first-degree murder based on the mindset and the kind of guns they brought into Fly Cuts & Styles on Dec. 14, 2010, the day that a stray bullet shot during the midday gunfight killed Monique Roxanne Nelson, 30, as she draped her body over her son.

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Still no plea for suspect in Davis toddler’s death

WOODLAND — A Sacramento man accused of fatally assaulting a 20-month-old Davis boy in January made his second court appearance Tuesday but has yet to enter a plea.

However, a Yolo County prosecutor filed a motion adding a case enhancement to Darnell D’Angelo Dorsey’s existing felony charge of assault on a child resulting in death. The enhancement alleges a prior strike stemming from Dorsey’s conviction in a 2009 robbery case out of Davis.

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The Rev. Hector Coria talks with his attorney, Jessica Graves, at Tuesday's hearing in Yolo Superior Court

The Rev. Hector Coria talks with his attorney, Jessica Graves, at Tuesday’s hearing in Yolo Superior Court

Accused St. James priest arraigned

WOODLAND — A St. James Catholic Church priest accused of having a sexual relationship with an underage girl made his first appearance Tuesday in Yolo Superior Court.

With assistance from a Spanish interpreter, Hector Coria confirmed his name — listed in the criminal complaint as Hector Coria Gonzalez — to Commissioner Janene Beronio but did not enter a plea to three felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and a misdemeanor charge of oral copulation with a person under age 18.

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Defense lawyers blast prosecution’s murder witnesses

Christopher Lee Merrill and Calvin Holmes Jr. took deals to escape life sentences, but now they are defense-lawyer targets in a murder trial that began Monday in Sacramento Superior Court.

“There is nothing they won’t say to please the DA,” attorney Ken Rosenfeld, representing Roman Lewis Hooker, 27, said in his opening statement. “They were looking at forever in prison.”

Merrill, 26, had faced a life term with no parole in the Nov. 12, 2009, pot robbery shooting death of Donald Kirby in Oak Park. Now, thanks to his no-contest plea to manslaughter and second-degree attempted robbery, Merrill is in line for a 14-year term, Deputy District Attorney Hilary Bagley Franzoia told the jury.

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The Sweetheart Murders

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Folsom prison guard accused of workers’ comp fraud

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —Todd Phillips, a 17-year veteran Folsom correctional officer, is accused of presenting false claims to the State Compensation Insurance Fund, according to court documents.



Moore testifies he regrets making threat against slain man

Largely estranged from the family farm he desperately wanted to run, Peter Moore testified Monday that he allowed a cousin to “poison” him with information about happenings on the ranch – and, specifically, about the foreman running the show.

The so-called poison prompted Peter Moore to make allegations and threats that left him looking awfully suspicious when that foreman, Roberto Ayala, died in a deliberate blast while trying to irrigate fields. Read More >>


Judge rules woman with aphasia can’t testify against ex-cop who allegedly raped her

A woman with expressive aphasia who is the alleged victim in the rape prosecution of a former Sacramento police officer will not be allowed to testify against him at trial, a judge has ruled.

The woman, identified as “Jane Doe” in the criminal complaint against Gary Dale Baker, was 75 years old when her family contacted police in November 2010. A year earlier, she had suffered a stroke that damaged a portion of her brain that affects her ability to talk and write. Read More >>


Long Beach man found guilty of manslaughter in shooting outside Belmont Shore bar

LONG BEACH – After nearly two full days of deliberation a jury on Thursday found a Long Beach man guilty of manslaughter and using a gun in the commission of a crime in the 2008 shooting death of another local man outside a Belmont Shore bar.

Stanley Park showed no emotion after he was declared not guilty of murder, but then found guilty of the lesser charge. Park could face anywhere from six years to 21 years when he returns for sentencing on April 22 in Superior Court Judge Jesse Rodriguez’s courtroom. Read More >>

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UC Davis researcher arraigned in explosion case

WOODLAND — Some of the explosives-making materials removed from a UC Davis researcher’s apartment last week came from a university lab, and David Scott Snyder may have had help in disposing of the resulting waste, a Yolo County prosecutor disclosed Thursday.

The revelations came shortly after Snyder pleaded not guilty to 10 felony charges stemming from the alleged discovery of various chemicals, substances and firearms inside his Russell Park residence. Read More >>


‘Sweetheart Murders’ Trial Defense: DNA Is Not Everything

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The defense began their closing argument Thursday in the “Sweetheart Murders” trial, and they claim the wrong man is on trial.

“Why? Mr. Hirschfield didn’t do it,” said defense attorney Linda Parisi, insisting her client Richard Hirschfield is not the raping, killing monster the prosecution portrays. “We are left in some ways with more questions than answers; and certainly more questions if you want to say Mr. Hirschfield is responsible.” Read More >>


More Evidence Sought In Sacramento Microwave Baby Death

SACRAMENTO(AP) — The attorney representing a woman accused of fatally microwaving her 6-week-old daughter says she needs more information about the woman’s mental health before she can enter a plea on her behalf.

Linda Parisi says the psychological health of her client, Ka Yang, may have affected her actions. Read More >>


Citrus Heights School Closed After Principal Accused Of Molestation

CITRUS HEIGHTS (CBS13) — A school in Citrus Heights has been shut down pending a criminal investigation of the school’s principal and owner, Robert B. Adams, for child molestation. But several current parents and his family claim he could never hurt a child.

Police closed Creative Frontiers School, located at 6446 Sylvan Road, after an ongoing investigation into molestation claims after at least 10 alleged victims came forward spanning over 15 years, according to Citrus Heights police. Read More >>


Former Sacramento cop arraigned in sex assaults

A former Sacramento police officer stood tall and silent during a brief court appearance, entering and leaving the courtroom without saying a word Friday about the rape charges that put him in front of the judge.

Gary Dale Baker, 49, a Sacramento police force veteran until his abrupt termination amid the investigation into his alleged sexual assaults of a woman in her 70s, deferred comment to his defense attorney, Linda Parisi. Read More >>


Two diverse cases in Sacramento hinge on free speech issues

Flamboyant as usual, Sacramento defense attorney Linda Parisi made her way up and down the courthouse elevator Friday between two cases that seemingly placed her on opposite sides of the First Amendment.

In the morning on the third floor, the bangled Parisi argued for more than a half-hour to keep the press and public out of pretrial hearings in a sensational murder case that’s on the cusp of going to trial after 31 years. Read More >>


Sacramento murder trial starts in killing of ex-husband

The relationship between Jennifer and Craig Dalton was volatile. Even opposing attorneys agree on that.

When Jennifer fatally shot her ex-husband in July 2009, the violence followed months of turbulence, documented in part in barbed text messages that, according to defense attorney Linda Parisi, do “not appear to be anybody’s finest hour.” Read More >>


Witness establishes line of fire in Sacramento barbershop killing of young mother

A witness testifying in a Sacramento courtroom Monday established a line of fire that authorities say killed an innocent woman two years ago outside a south area barbershop.

Ernest Burton Stoute said he was standing almost alongside the man who investigators say fired the bullet that killed Monique Nelson, 30, as she laid her body across her 2-year-old son, Jayden, during the Dec. 14, 2010, running gunbattle outside Fly Cuts & Styles on Stockton Boulevard. Read More >>


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