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4.5.16: Defendant Convicted in Retrial of 1999 Murder Case

Fifty-one-year-old David Earl Williams was convicted by jury of first-degree murder. Williams was originally convicted in 20…

4.5.16: Defendant Convicted for 1st-Degree Murder of Victim Buried in His Backyard

Forty-nine-year-old William Olsem was convicted by jury of first-degree murder. They jury also found true that Olsem used a …

3.30.16: “Non-Violent Second-Striker” Early Prison Releases: March 2016 Update

In January 2015, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) began a new parole determination process, evaluating…

3.30.16: Defendant Sentenced for Two Counts Forcible Rape

The Honorable Richard Sueyoshi sentenced Carlton Beard to 15 years in prison. On February 24, 2016, a jury convicted Beard o…

3.30.16: 17th Annual Outstanding Citizen Awards Ceremony

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 10 through 16. This year’s theme - Serving Victims. Building Trust. Restoring H…

3.28.16: Erin Hale Wanted For Parental Kidnapping

Erin Elizabeth Hale is wanted for the parental kidnapping of her 11-year-old son, Joshua Hale. Erin Hale and her ex-husband …

3.26.16: Defendant Sentenced for Murdering Woman with Metal Safe Box

The Honorable Delbert Oros sentenced Matthew Drake to 51 years to life in prison. Judge Oros found that Drake suffered a pri…


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