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Family sues ASH after patient strangled to death

The mother and sister of a deceased Atascadero State Hospital patient who was allegedly strangled to death by his roommate have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against ASH. [Tribune] Kevin Turner, 53, died on May 28, 2014. An ASH psychiatrist... (Continue reading)

Yanaga barred from posting bail

A Paso Robles man who was arrested for participating in a Central Valley shooting after posting bail on a murder charge is now stuck in San Luis Obispo County Jail. On March 14, Thomas Yanaga, 52, shot Marshal Savoy, 32,... (Continue reading)

Parole of SLO skateboard killer up for debate

A 25-year-old San Luis Obispo man, who at 13 used a skateboard to beat an 87-year-old man to death, appeared in local court Monday, where attorneys debated the legitimacy of Governor Jerry Brown’s decision to keep him locked up in... (Continue reading)

Trial begins for man accused of killing father in Orcutt park

Opening statements begin Tuesday in the murder trial of a man accused of shooting and killing his father and wounding his stepmother during a Labor Day barbecue at an Orcutt park in 2012. The defendant’s daughter said the victim was... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man arrested for murder

Santa Maria police have arrested a man who allegedly shot and killed a person at an apartment complex early Monday morning. [KSBY] The shooting occurred just before 6 a.m. in the parking lot of La Vista Apartments near the corner... (Continue reading)

Judge orders Morro Bay murder suspect released

A San Luis Obispo County Judge ruled Friday that their was not enough evidence to continue with the murder trial of a Morro Bay man accused of killing his wife five years ago. Superior Court Judge Donald Umhofer said there... (Continue reading)

Blackburn’s best-selling book released in Kindle version

Daniel Blackburn’s best-selling book, “Human Harvest: The Sacramento Murder Story,” has been republished in ebook (Kindle) version by Garrett County Press of New Orleans. Blackburn is co-founder and senior correspondent for CalCoastNews. “Human Harvest” tells the story of Dorothea Montalvo... (Continue reading)

County officials dispute release of murderer to SLO

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson and District Attorney Dan Dow are appealing the release of a convicted murdered to San Luis Obispo, arguing that they were not provided as much time as legally required to prepare for the... (Continue reading)

U-Haul murder heading to trial in Santa Maria

Jury selection begins next week in the trial of six men implicated in the murder of a Santa Maria man whose body was found in a U-Haul truck parked in Orcutt last year. [Lompoc Record] Following the murder of 28-year-old... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara man allegedly beat woman to death

A 39-year-old Santa Barbara man allegedly beat to death a woman with whom he has a two-year-old child. [KSBY] At around 1:40 p.m., Santa Barbara police arrived at an apartment complex in the 500 block of W. Los Olivos Street... (Continue reading)



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