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Case of Interest: Robert Bonnard

DATE:  July 23, 2015

CASE:  Robert Bonnard

PROSECUTOR:  Deputy District Attorney Valerie Brown, Homicide Unit

District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced that 33-year-old Robert Bonnard pled guilty to second-degree murder.

On August 27, 2012, Bonnard became enraged when he thought his 8-year-old son was putting his shoes on too slow.  He beat his son in front of his 9-year-old daughter.  Bonnard slammed his son’s head against a wall and floor until the child was unconscious.  When his wife returned home, Bonnard lied and claimed their son was suffering from a sudden seizure.  The child was taken to UC Davis Medical Center and put on life support.  He never regained consciousness and was declared deceased on September 5, 2012. 

Bonnard faces a potential maximum sentence of 15 years to life in prison.  Sentencing is set for August 14, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in Department 17 before the Honorable Ernest Sawtelle.    


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