Michael D. Drobot, the imprisoned former owner of Pacific Hospital, already serving time for a $500 million kickback scheme, was found by a federal judge to have breached a plea deal, leaving him vulnerable to further prosecution.
The three-justice panel from California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal rejected the defense’s contention that the trial court had erred in failing to instruct jurors in Phillip Lester Vargas’ trial on the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter.
A woman who pleaded no contest in the May 2014 beating death of her mother in a Lakewood apartment was insane at the time of the crime, a judge ruled today.
The detective was accused of breaking into the residence of his estranged wife’s boyfriend and assaulting him in October 2015.
The ex-fiancee of a convicted Orange County double-murder was found guilty today of two counts of being an accessory after the fact in the killings.
The judge on Wednesday decided there was enough evidence to hold the suspected shooter for a full trial—but that decision does not indicate whether he is guilty.