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2016 Archived News

2.26.16: Husband Sentenced for the First-Degree Murder of His Wife

The Honorable Michael Kenny sentenced Gary Eberly to 25 years to life in prison. On January 28, 2016, a jury convicted Eberl…

2.25.16: Mother Sentenced to 10 Years to Life for Premeditated Attempted Murder of Daughter

The Honorable Geoffrey Goodman sentenced Porche Wright to 10 years to life in prison. On January 28, 2016, Wright pled no co…

2.25.16: Defendant Convicted of Two Counts Forcible Rape

Twenty-five-year-old Carlton Beard was convicted by jury of two counts of forcible rape.

2.25.16: Former CHP Officer to Pay Restitution for Workers’ Compensation Fraud

On August 7, 2014, former California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer Daniel Corey Clapp pled no contest to misdemeanor workers’ …

2.23.16: Defendant Convicted for Murdering Woman with Metal Safe Box

Matthew Drake was convicted by jury of first-degree murder. The jury also found true a use of a deadly weapon allegation.

2.23.16: Defendant Convicted for Murder of Del Paso Heights Neighbor

Thirty-two-year-old Avery Draughty was convicted by jury of second-degree murder. The jury also found true a discharge of …

2.18.16: Defendant Convicted of Felony Animal Cruelty

Fifty-eight-year-old David Earl Billoups was convicted by jury of felony animal cruelty.

2.11.16: CDCR Officer Pleads Guilty to Workers’ Compensation Fraud

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Correctional Officer Todd Phillips pled guilty to misdemeanor …

2.9.16: Couple Convicted of Insurance Fraud, Stemming from Shooting at Swinger’s Club

John Smiley, a former correctional officer with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and his wife, Cynthi…

2.8.16: Move-In Altercation Leads to Second-Degree Murder Conviction

Montrell Woods was convicted by jury of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Kenny Hernandez. Woods was also convic…

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