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2016 Archived News

11.1.16: OTS Awards Sacramento County DA’s Office DUI Prosecution Grant

The Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) has awarded the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office a $702,522 grant for the “Alc…

11.1.16: “Non-Violent Second-Striker” Early Prison Releases: OCTOBER 2016 Update

As of October 31, 2016, 179 inmates sentenced from Sacramento County have been granted early prison releases. Given the numb…

10.28.16: Sheriff’s Deputies Lawfully Acted in Self-Defense After Attempted Ambush

The District Attorney’s Office has determined that three Sacramento Sheriff’s deputies lawfully shot Adriene Ludd after he at…

10.28.16: Defendant Sentenced for Kidnapping, Carjacking at Gunpoint

The Honorable Allen Sumner sentenced Vigel Patterson to 28 years to life plus 34 years in prison. On August 25, 2016, a jury…

10.28.16: Former After School Program Employee Sentenced for Child Molest

The Honorable Trena Burger-Plavan sentenced Joshua Vasquez to 150 years to life in prison. On September 15, 2016, Vasquez pl…

10.28.16: Defendant Sentenced to Life for Sexual Assault of Natomas Woman

The Honorable James McFetridge sentenced Anthony Ray Jones to 150 years to life plus 41 years consecutive in prison. On Sept…

10.27.16: Defendant Convicted for Inflicting 2nd-Degree Burns on Child

Joseph Zeno was convicted by a jury of child abuse. The jury also found true the allegation that Zeno personally inflicted g…

10.26.16: Defendant Sentenced for Murder, Series of Attacks

The Honorable Shelleyanne Chang sentenced Christopher Franklin to 75 years to life plus 10 years and 8 months in state prison…

10.21.16: Jail Inmate Sentenced for Murdering Cellmate

The Honorable Robert Twiss sentenced Khot Panyanouvong to 55 years to life in prison. On September 20, 2016, a jury convicte…

10.18.16: Defendant Convicted of Multiple Child Molestation Charges, Rape

Steven Ramos was convicted by a jury of 22 counts of child molestation charges, forcible rape, and attempted forcible rape.

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