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Feces-eating bank robber sentenced to seven years

Andrew Gilbertson

A 40-year-old man who said the Virgin Mary ordered him to rob a San Luis Obispo bank and eat his own feces has received a seven-year prison sentence. [KSBY] San Luis Obispo Judge Donald Umhofer said during Monday’s sentencing hearing... (Continue reading)

SLO judge frees man he once gave life sentence

More than 20 years after sentencing a 16-year-old to life in prison without parole, San Luis Obispo Judge Michael Duffy has ordered the release of the now 37-year-old man. When he was 13-years-old, Mexican national Freddie Chacon was sent to... (Continue reading)

California judge reduces child rapist sentence

A California judge reduced the prison sentence of a man who raped a three-year-old girl, because the rapist did not seek out his victim, he just became sexually aroused. Last week, Orange County Superior Court Judge M. Marc Kelly reduced... (Continue reading)

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)



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