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Ventura man imprisoned 34 years freed after DNA tested

A Ventura man who was imprisoned for 34 years for murder was released Monday after DNA evidence was found not to belong to either him or his alleged accomplice. While in prison, the convicted inmate married a Paso Robles woman.... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande cross burning convict receives reduced sentence

A judge has shaved three years off the prison sentence of a San Simeon man currently in prison for his involvement in a 2011 cross-burning that occurred outside the home of an African American teen in Arroyo Grande. [Tribune] In... (Continue reading)

SLO man receives three-year sentence for pimping teen girl

A 20-year-old San Luis Obispo man received a three-year prison sentence Tuesday for pimping a 16-year-old girl. [Tribune] San Luis Obispo police arrested Douglas James Stephens during a prostitution sting in May. Stephens accepted a plea deal in August and... (Continue reading)

Cambria man sentenced 65 years to life for child molestation

A 57-year-old Cambria man received a 65 years to life prison sentence Monday for repeatedly molesting a boy. [Tribune] In July, a San Luis Obispo jury convicted Ronald John Cowan of five counts of child molestation. Cowan, who suffered a... (Continue reading)

Former police department janitor sentenced for child molestation

An Atascadero man was sentenced on Friday to 15 years to life in prison for repeatedly molesting two sisters. [Tribune] Miguel Angel Zuranich, 45, pleaded guilty to molesting the sisters who are now ages 14 and 22. Zuranich began molesting... (Continue reading)

Child porn found on garage sale computer

A Chico man was sentenced to eight years in federal prison after child porn was discovered on a computer he gave away for free at a garage sale. [MercuryNews] Amado Hernandez, 34, gave the computer to a person who then... (Continue reading)

Former SLO police officer receives 18-month sentence

A judge sentenced former San Luis Obispo police officer Cory Pierce to 18 months in federal prison Monday. [KSBY] Prosecutors accused Pierce, a former narcotics detective, of stealing drugs from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Department’s evidence locker and... (Continue reading)

Cambria man sentenced to 27 years to life

A mentally ill Cambria man who stabbed his brother in the head with a screwdriver was sentenced to 27 years to life in prison on Wednesday. A jury found Brandon Henslee, 23, guilty of murdering his brother Tyler Hanks, 20,... (Continue reading)

Bank robber sentenced to three years

A 32-year-old man who confessed to robbing two San Luis Obispo County banks was sentenced to three years in prison on Thursday. Facing a maximum sentence of 10 years, on June 12, Steven Celaya went to the police department and... (Continue reading)

Cayucos woman gets 140 months for manslaughter

A Cayucos woman who ran down two cyclists in September killing one and seriously injuring the other was sentenced to 11 years and 8 months in prison on Tuesday Jessica Goddard, 29, had already had convictions for driving under the... (Continue reading)



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