San Diego court cases to watch in 2017

As always, the San Diego Superior Court is expected to be busy this year, even as it wrestles with moving the downtown courthouse to a new building. Here are some cases to watch in 2017: Chicano Park fatal DUI case A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for this month for Richard Anthony Sepolio,… from Latest News – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2inwtya via IFTTT


Longtime San Diego Superior Court Judge Prager retires

Judge Ronald Prager, a longtime Superior Court judge who has presided over several high-profile civil cases, has retired, court officials announced this week. Prager’s official retirement date was Friday. The judge spent 29 years on the bench in San Diego County. He was appointed to the Municipal… from Latest News – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2iNzXuP via IFTTT


Ex-Santee high school coach sentenced in sex case

A former coach at a Santee high school who had an inappropriate relationship with an underage student was ordered to serve a year in jail and placed on probation for five years. Keith Alan Silvia, 50, pleaded guilty in October to attending an arranged illicit meeting with a minor, a felony. He… from Latest News – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2igRBq1 via IFTTT


San Diego killer Betty Broderick denied parole for second time

San Diego killer Elisabeth “Betty” Broderick will remain in state prison where she is serving time for the 1989 murders of her ex-husband and his new wife at their Hillcrest home. At the end of a daylong hearing, a two-member panel of California’s parole board voted unanimously on Wednesday that Broderick… from Latest News – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2id4tgC via IFTTT


North County horse rancher accused of possessing, sharing child porn

The operator of a Carmel Valley horse ranch is facing federal charges of possessing and distributing child pornography. Christian Clews, 51, was arrested last month after an investigation by the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. He later posted bond and was placed on house… from Latest News – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2hRTrwk via IFTTT


Ex-tutor at Imperial Beach school sentenced for sex with minor

A former tutor at a high school in Imperial Beach who was accused of having sexual contact with a male student was placed on probation Tuesday for three years and ordered to serve 180 days in jail. Alejandro Rodriguez was 20 when he was arrested on March 9. He pleaded guilty later to a charge of… from Latest News – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2i88XVW via IFTTT


Man gets prison for fatally shooting his neighbor in Potrero

A man who shot his neighbor in Potrero after an argument was sentenced Tuesday to three years and eight months in prison. Michael Walliser, 68, pleaded guilty earlier to voluntary manslaughter in connection with the March 2015 death of Ronald Drinkard, 50, as well as a felony charge of negligent… from Latest News – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2hNuKkN via IFTTT


Double murderer Betty Broderick up for parole Wednesday

For the second time since her double murder conviction, former San Diego socialite Elizabeth “Betty” Broderick will appear Wednesday before a parole board after spending decades in prison. Broderick, 69, was convicted of second-degree murder for the 1989 shooting deaths of her ex-husband, medical… from Latest News – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2iFvCfH via IFTTT


Not enough room in new $555 million courthouse to store evidence in criminal cases

It’s a problem anyone who has endured a big move knows: Where do you put all of your stuff? And it’s an issue the San Diego Superior Court is facing on a grand scale when it moves from its current downtown location on West Broadway to its new digs. When it opens in early 2017, the new building… from Latest News – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2hK5YFn via IFTTT


Man accused of killing wife at City College gets new judge for trial

A man who admitted to murdering his estranged wife at San Diego City College, but whose guilty plea was reversed on appeal, will have his case tried in front of a different judge than the one who accepted the earlier plea. Armando Perez, 43, is charged in the stabbing death of his 19-year-old wife… from Latest News – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2ioTLEq via IFTTT