The judge blasted two detectives in a ruling about a botched homicide case, but after a private visit from police, she backtracked.
Authorities allege Rhyan Burrell, 20, and Terrel Warren, 23, shot and killed Jose Raul Corrales on Oct. 9 as he was watering his lawn near Summit Street and Canal Avenue.
Paul Guadalupe Gonzales was sentenced to 120 days in county jail, three years of probation and was ordered to pay restitution after taking a negotiated plea agreement, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
The 43-year-old woman was walking to a store at about 11 p.m. when she was attacked under an overpass to the 405 Freeway in Long Beach.
In a 16-page ruling released Wednesday, the three-justice panel agreed with the defense’s contention that there was insufficient evidence to support the jury’s finding that Stewart Maua Teofilo killed Maurice Howard with premeditation and deliberation.
But Judge Darrell Mavis ordered Paul Guadalupe Gonzales to stand trial on a pair of misdemeanors—petty theft and defrauding an innkeeper.
From the witness stand, they explained how they were allegedly stuck with the bill after being asked out to expensive restaurants.
A new state law, AB 1810, allows defendants with mental health issues to ask for diversion to treatment instead of facing trial.
Martin Hurtado, 21, was killed on March 10, 2016. His family filed suit in federal court alleging the city and officers were liable for Hurtado’s death because the force used was excessive and unreasonable.
Following an unprecedented decision, California’s Second District Court of Appeal has ordered that employers must reimburse employees for certain job-related expenses, including cell phone bills, even if the employee did not incur an extra expense by using their cell phone.