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2017 Archived News

10.31.17: Defendant Convicted of Child Sexual Assault Charges

Peter Nicholas pled no contest to two counts of sexual assault of a child 10 years old or under, and admitted to a 2002 prior st…

10.30.17: Defendant Sentenced for Murder of Disabled Man

The Honorable Steve White sentenced Joshua Lowery to 16 years to life in prison. On August 16, 2017, a jury convicted Lowery fo…

10.23.17: Former Teacher Pled to Multiple Child Sexual Assault Charges

Eric Echols-Gollas pled no contest to six felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts against a child under the age of 14 and one …

10.18.17: Former Baseball Coach Convicted for Child Sexual Assault

Steven Erickson was convicted by a jury of 19 counts of child sexual assault on a child age 13 to 15 years old.

10.13.17: Defendants Sentenced for Crime Spree Involving Multiple Robberies, Rape

The Honorable Michael Savage sentenced Anthony Cotton to 49 years plus 8 months to life in prison. Latrale Way was sentenced to …

10.11.17: Defendant Convicted for Deadly Stabbing

Rodney Bruno was convicted by a jury for the first-degree murder of Virgil Torres. The jury also found true a use of a deadly w…

10.6.17: Defendant Convicted for Murder of 13-Month-Old Girl

Guyland Washington was convicted by a jury for the second-degree murder of 13-month-old Leila Shehadeh, and child assault causin…

10.3.17: Defendant Convicted of Child Sexual Assault

Jose Contreras was convicted by a jury of two counts of committing a sex act with a child under 10 years of age and two count of…

9.29.17: Three Gang Members Convicted of Attempted Murder

Joseph Castaneda, Manuel Labrasca, and Ray Ramirez were convicted of two counts of attempted murder and enhancements for causing…

9.29.17: Defendant Sentenced for Apartment Complex Shooting

The Honorable Michael Bowman sentenced Bryant Fields to 51 years in prison. On August 2, 2017, a jury convicted Fields of attem…


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