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Case of Interest: James Washington

DATE: February 20, 2015

CASE: James Washington

PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Neil Ferrera, Domestic Violence Unit

District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced today that the Honorable Kevin McCormick sentenced James Washington to 22 years in state prison.  On December 4, 2014, a jury convicted Washington of kidnapping and felony domestic violence.  A strike prior and prison prior were also found true.

On January 8, 2014, Washington kidnapped his wife. He struck her multiple times throughout the commission of the kidnapping and ultimately used her as a human shield when he was confronted by Sacramento County sheriffs’ deputies.


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