(AP) â€" Two parolees raped and killed at least four women while wearing GPS trackers, and there may be more victims, a California police chief alleged Monday. Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon, both registered sex offenders, were both wearing ankle bracelets when the women were assaulted and killed last fall and earlier this year, Anaheim police Chief Raul Quezada said at a news conference. Authorities at the news conference did not explain how Cano and Gordon allegedly managed to carry out the killings while under supervision, but Quezada said data from the GPS devices "was one of the investigative tools we used to put the case together." If convicted, they could face a minimum sentence of life without parole or the death penalty. Santa Ana police searched a canyon, examined the women's cellphone records, alerted hospitals, put the word out on social media and even checked motels they were known to frequent but without success in finding them. The men were arrested by federal agents on May 8, 2012, after a two-week stay at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Nevada. [...] both men checked in earlier this month, Dunn said.
Prosecutor John Jordan climbed atop a courtroom table in front of a dozen wide-eyed jurors, straddled a mannequin torso and pantomimed hitting the dummy in the face with a high-heel stiletto. On Friday, the two-week trial that captured the city's attention and made headlines across the country ended with Trujillo, 45, being sentenced to life in prison for the murder of her boyfriend, Alf Stefan Andersson, last year. Trujillo claimed throughout the trial that she was the victim in an abusive relationship and was defending herself from an attack with the only weapon she had: a cobalt blue platform pump with a 5-inch heel. [...] they saw a woman with a violent history, a woman who often talked in circles during her testimony and who could not explain how she feared for her life the night she stabbed her boyfriend 25 times in the face and head. Trujillo had faced a punishment ranging from five years to life. Because she got the maximum, she will be eligible for parole in 30 years. Jordan and prosecutor Sarah Mickelson called 20 witnesses during the trial's punishment phase to testify about Trujillo's behavior, including biting an ex-boyfriend, drunkenly attacking a security guard, and a bizarre incident in which her neighbors arrived home to find her using the bathroom in their apartment. The Houston police officer who was first to respond said he thought Andersson had been shot in the face.
Colin Kaepernick , the young San Francisco 49ers quarterback who guided the team to the Super Bowl and a conference championship game during his first two seasons, is under investigation by Miami police for possible sexual misconduct last week at a hotel, the Miami Herald reported.
When I started working at Cole Middle School in inner city Denver in 2003, it was ranked dead last in the entire state of Colorado, with proficiency scores on standardized testing (CSAP) in the single digits. It would later be shut down by the state and turned into a charter school, which was also closed after 3 years, in a bizarre attempt at school “accountability.” Student misbehavior went hand in hand with the academic problems, with hundreds of students suspended every year and substitute teachers bullied out of the building by students. Local residents called the school a “gang factory.” Police cruisers were regularly parked outside with officers escorting students out between the elegant Doric columns supporting the main entrance, grand reminders of forgotten days when the school produced graduates rather than criminals. It was a sad example of what community activists and parents were just beginning to call the “school to prison pipeline”.
The bill toughens penalties for trafficking adults and targets businesses such as massage parlors and escort services that advertise online. Cindy McCain says the bill would put Arizona at the forefront of the fight against human trafficking by imposing harsh penalties for pimps.
With the impending demise of The Colbert Report, we’re not just losing “Stephen Colbert” the character, but also, very likely, Stephen Colbert the political agitator and one of the heroes in the public discourse around campaign finance laws. His sustained, crazy, years-long assault on the Citizens United decision had no...
The Sensible Sentencing Trust is lodging a formal complaint against a Judge who was reluctant to allow a sex abuse victim to read her victim impact statement in court saying the Judge showed an unacceptable bias towards the offender. Full Story at:
FAIRBANKS — In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, long-time conservation leader, author and environmental activist Brock Evans will be speaking at the Schaible Auditorium on campus at the University of Alaska Fairbanks on Saturday from 7-9 p.m.
A pair of paintings by French artists Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard that had been missing for four decades has been recovered by Italian authorities who said that the works of art were hanging in a kitchen of a retired Sicilian autoworker who was unaware of their value.
On Thursday April 24th at North Hills Regal Cinema there will be a special screening of “Tricked.” Tricked is a human trafficking documentary that allows an inside look in to the world of human trafficking. Meet the pimps, the johns, the police, the parents and the victims (mostly children) of this thriving industry. To view …
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