FBI Most Wanted poster of Cesar Villareal for 2010 Los Angeles County murder

Wanted Man Sought by FBI for Deadly 2010 Shooting in Los Angeles County

Photo Credit: (https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/murders/cesar-villarreal) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has intensified its search for Cesar Villareal. They placed him on the FBI’s Most Wanted list due to his alleged role in a 2010 fatal shooting in Los Angeles County. In response to these allegations, the FBI offers a reward of up to $5,000 for information […]
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Former Federal Employee Admits to Fatal Kidnapping of Estranged Wife

In 2016, Eddy Reyes, then 38 and a former civilian employee at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, pleaded guilty to federal kidnapping charges related to the murder of his wife, Claudia Sanchez Reyes. The incident, which culminated in Claudia’s death by strangulation, reflects the calculated actions Reyes took to facilitate this outcome. This guilty plea […]
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Federal Sentencing of San Bernardino Brothers for Armed Robbery and Homicide

A court has sentenced two brothers, Martrell Patrick Shaw, 20, and Rontrell Brainell Shaw, 22, to federal prison for their roles in the armed robbery and murder of a marijuana dealer in San Bernardino in July 2021. Along with their cousin Dillion Jones, the Shaw brothers meticulously planned and carried out the robbery, which tragically […]
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California Penal Code Section 240 PC – Assault

In California, the crime of assault is defined under Penal Code 240 PC as the unlawful attempt, coupled with a present ability, to commit a violent injury on another person. This law, commonly addressing what is known as “simple assault,” is fundamental in the state’s criminal justice system. It highlights the legal boundary not only […]
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Second Aryan Brotherhood Prison Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Murder in Aid of Racketeering

Second Aryan Brotherhood Prison Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Murder in Aid of Racketeering

Photo: (Pat Brady, 53, of Lake Forest (U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of California) Pat Brady, a 53-year-old Aryan Brotherhood member, confessed to a murder within a Northern California prison, as part of a significant investigation into the gang’s activities. This announcement was made by the U.S. District Attorney’s Office. Details of the Prison Murder […]
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Father Arrested in California After Son Fatally Shoots 10-Year-Old with Stolen Gun

Photo: (arrangement at a crime scene)   Law enforcement in Sacramento County apprehended a 53-year-old man named Arkete Davis and his 10-year-old son following a tragic shooting incident. The boy, whose identity remains undisclosed, fatally shot another 10-year-old with a stolen gun he discovered in his father’s car. This incident took place in Foothill Farms, […]
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Murder vs. Manslaughter in California

Murder vs. Manslaughter in California

In California, understanding the difference between murder and manslaughter is crucial for anyone facing homicide charges. This analysis provides insights into the state’s legal framework, highlighting the significant implications of these distinctions. Overview of Murder in California California Penal Code Section 187 defines murder as the unlawful killing of another person with malice aforethought. This […]
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Gareth Pursehouse Receives Life Sentence in the Amie Harwick Murder Case

Gareth Pursehouse Receives Life Sentence On Wednesday, December 6, Hollywood sex therapist Amie Harwick’s ex-boyfriend received a life sentence without parole. This decision was announced by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Gareth Pursehouse, 45, was convicted of murder in September. He threw Harwick over a balcony at her Hollywood Hills home on February […]
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Laguna Beach Homicide: A Legal Overview of the Tatum Goodwin Case

The arrest of Dino Rojas-Moreno for Tatum Goodwin’s alleged murder in Laguna Beach marks the beginning of a complex legal case under California law. The Incident in Detail: On the morning of November 12, 2023, Tatum Goodwin, a 27-year-old local waitress, was found dead in an alleyway near her workplace. The discovery, made by a […]
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Tupac Shakur’s Murder: The Role of The Statute of Limitations

The hip-hop world and legal community alike were stunned when news broke: Duane Keith “Keefe D” Davis was arrested in connection with the 1996 murder of rap icon Tupac Shakur. This case, which has remained one of music’s most enduring mysteries, offers a unique intersection of entertainment and law. The Unresolved Crime In September 1996, […]
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Legal Insights into the Amie Harwick Case: Murder And First-Degree Residential Burglary Charges Explained

Legal Insights into the Amie Harwick Case: Murder And First-Degree Residential Burglary Charges Explained

The Amie Harwick case has garnered significant attention due to the shocking and tragic nature of the incident. The charges brought against Gareth Pursehouse are one count each of murder and first-degree residential burglary in the death of 38-year-old Amie Harwick on February 15, 2020. This incident unfolded in California, and we will delve into […]
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Fatal Collision in Jurupa Valley: Legal Implications Unveiled

In a tragic incident that unfolded in Jurupa Valley, California, a driver and his passenger are facing serious legal consequences following a fatal collision. On Wednesday, September 20, a car struck and killed 42-year-old Jamie Pruitt in the 5000 block of Mission Boulevard. This unfortunate event led to the arrest of the driver, 23-year-old Jose […]
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California Murder Conviction Overturned Due to Flawed Interpretation of Law and New Artistic Expression Act

In a recent ruling, a California appeals court overturned a murder conviction and ordered a new trial for a man accused of California murder in 2002. The court cited the state’s flawed interpretation of the law and improper use of evidence as reasons for the reversal. Additionally, the court referred to California’s new “Decriminalizing Artistic […]
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Nicole Linton and the Windsor Hills Crash

On August 4, 2022, Nicole Linton was behind the wheel of her Mercedes, speeding as fast as 90 miles an hour. She ran a red light and plowed into traffic at the busy intersection of La Brea and Slauson avenues killed 6 people and hurt others. She was charged with 6 counts of murder and […]
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2nd Degree Murder Charge for Protective Father

All little girls hope for the protection of a loving father, but sometimes the cost of that protection comes at a huge legal expense, as it has become the case for one Arizona father in August of 2018 While using the restroom, Melvin Harris III’s daughter was harassed by known criminal Leevon Armstrong as he […]
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21 Year Old Charged with Hate Crime, for Murder of 19 Year Old Student

On the 3rd of January 2018, University of Pennsylvania student, Blaze Bernstein, was visiting his family in Lake Forest, California for winter break when he went missing. Later that week Bernstein’s body was discovered in a shallow grave at a park in the surrounding areas. The 19 year old college student seemed to have been stabbed over […]
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Reality TV Star Loredana Nesci Stabbed to Death

Reality TV star Loredana Nesci was found dead in her Redondo Beach, California home on July 22, 2015. She was known as the cop turned lawyer on SundanceTV’s Loredana, Esq. It is alleged that the 47 year old star had an argument with her boyfriend Robert Reagan the night before. At 7:20am on the 22nd the police received an anonymous […]
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16 Year Old Charged as Adult for Murder in Temecula

Ryan Jawad, has been accused of the murder of his friend Gage Seal in Temecula. The police found the victim and the accused at a motel after the shooting.  Jawad has had problems with the law in the past and will be tried as an adult. He is also a suspect in a number of burglaries in his […]
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Henry Solis found in Mexico, will be charged with Murder

According to the L.A. Times, a former Los Angeles police officer who had fled the United States was found in Mexico and  transported back to face murder charges. Henry Solis had relatives in Mexico where he had been staying. Solis was fired by the LAPD when he was named a person of interest in the shooting death of […]
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Two Brothers Sentenced in the Murder of a Teenager in Reseda

Two brothers have been sentenced in the Reseda murder of a third youth in 2013. The brothers had challenged the 18 year old victim Kevin Orlellana when he was playing handball as a possible member of a rival gang. The altercation that followed ended with Orellana being stabbed and the two brothers fleeing in a […]
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Murder Trial to Start in Sacramento Superior Court

The trial of David Acuna, who is charged with the murder of a resident of Natomas, California, will begin April 29, 2015, in Sacramento. This murder took place in 2013 and the accused also faces arson charges as part of the indictment. The prosecutors are charged with proving Mr. Acuna stabbed Mr. Patrick Kendrick a […]
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Will Robert Durst Be Back in a California Court?

Robert Durst, the real estate heir and man suspected in his wife’s murder many years ago, is back in Los Angeles news after being arrested in Louisiana. He was arrested because a friend of his, Susan Berman, was found dead soon after Los Angeles police allegedly wanted to speak with her about Durst and any […]
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North Carolina Man Cleared of Four Decade Old Murder

A North Carolina man who has spent nearly the last forty years behind bars has been cleared of charges after an investigation conducted by the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission. Joseph Sledge had escaped from prison just one day prior to the murders and was picked up, charged and ultimately convicted of the crime. Sledge […]
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Suge Knight a Suspect in Compton Hit and Run

Former music mogul Suge Knight is suspected of running over two men after an argument in Compton. The confrontation between Suge Knight and two unidentified men took place at 3:00 p.m. on January 29, 2015, on the set of “Straight Outta Compton,” a biopic about the group N.W.A. Witnesses says that about 20 minutes after the alleged […]
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Woman Charged With Homicide After Surfing Facebook While Driving

While driving, if you look at the car next to you chances are you will see the driver on his/her phone. Some are talking without a headphone. Others might be texting, Tweeting, or updating their Facebook statues. It seems the threat of getting a traffic ticket does not deter these drivers. All those public service […]
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Aaron Hernandez and First Degree Murder

There are several different violent crimes a person can be charged with in the United States of America. One such example is Murder; which is defined as the intentional and unlawful killing of another human being. However, there are different degrees of murder a person can be charged with. Professional athlete Aaron Hernandez (formally of […]
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Murder Suspect Gives Up

A woman accused of murdering her two children has requested the death penalty. In September 2013, police in Orange County arrested 42-year-old Marilyn Edge of Scottsdale, Arizona in connection with the murder of her two children, aged 9 and 13. Prosecutors allege that Ms. Edge poisoned her children after she lost a custody battle with […]
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