Criminal Defense News

Do members of the clergy have to report abuse? Yes and no

In California, there are many jobs in which a person is required by law to report child abuse or neglect if he or she suspects such a crime has been committed. The list, as outlined in the penal code, is long and includes more than 40 categories of occupations. Several of them are what most people… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2qgotGz via IFTTT


Back Story: How San Diego County treats mentally ill inmates in jail

This week’s In Depth looks into improvements the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department has made inside the jails to meet the needs of a large population of inmates in need of mental health care. Changes in state law and 17 inmate suicides over the past three years led the department to reexamine… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2prZHQY via IFTTT


San Diego County jails make changes to treat mentally ill inmates, curb suicides

About a year ago, Michelle Moriarty noticed that her husband was acting strangely. It was right after the San Diego County couple’s anniversary — their 18th — when her husband Heron seemed to change suddenly. His behavior seemed frantic, he wasn’t sleeping and he was talking incessantly, sometimes… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2qg6eAS via IFTTT


San Diego board on police and community relations holds first meeting

Despite a low turnout from the public, there was energy and enthusiasm in the room Monday night as members of San Diego’s Citizens Advisory Board on Police/Community Relations got to work. A dozen appointed members met at the Skyline Hills Public Library for the first meeting of the newly revived… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2p0OdW7 via IFTTT


Petco not liable in fatal ‘rat bite fever’ case, jury says

A San Diego jury has found that Petco was not negligent when it sold a pet rat to a 10-year-old boy who later became sick and died after handling the animal. Aidan Pankey died of an ailment known as rat bite fever, the result of a bacterial infection he contracted from a rat. A San Diego Superior… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2pHzUqi via IFTTT


Jury considers ‘rat bite fever’ case; boy, 10, died of infection from pet

A Superior Court jury has been asked to decide whether Petco should pay damages to the father of a 10-year-old San Diego County boy who died from a bacterial infection he contracted from a pet rat he bought at a local store. Aidan Pankey died of an ailment known as rat bite fever in June 2013,… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2oLi8j8 via IFTTT


Fiscalía honra a héroes cotidianos

Era el segundo día de Henry Smith en el trabajo. El joven guardia de seguridad estaba haciendo sus rondas en un dispensario de marihuana medicinal de North Park en abril de 2014 cuando dos hombres entraron en el edificio. Uno de los hombres le apuntó con una pistola en la cara. Las acciones de… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2py7tLD via IFTTT


California lawmakers say there’s more to do to combat human trafficking

A local lawyer mentioned to me in an interview roughly a decade ago that street gangs that once trafficked primarily in drugs had found a new “product” to push. She used a quote that can’t be repeated in full here, but it has stuck in my memory. In essence, she said that although gangs were still… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2oKmtVP via IFTTT


Judge: Driver’s behavior ‘outrageously reckless’ in fatal road-rage incident that killed Navy man

Calling her behavior “outrageously reckless,” a judge on Friday sentenced a young woman to six years in prison for chasing a motorcyclist on two South County freeways and causing the crash that killed him. Darla Renee Jackson, 27, of Imperial Beach sobbed in the courtroom as she heard her punishment,… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2oILWz8 via IFTTT


2 men sentenced in City Heights doughnut shop murder case

Two men were sentenced this week in connection with a 2007 fatal shooting in City Heights after an altercation that began at a taco shop and ended at a nearby doughnut shop. Santiago Covarrubias, 42, was convicted in March of first-degree murder and a gun-use allegation in the slaying of Damon… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2pz3St6 via IFTTT