Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office’




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Nipomo woman who killed bicyclist pleads no contest to murder

Michelle Yvonne Hart

A Nipomo woman who killed a bicyclist while driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol pleaded no contest to second-degree murder on Wednesday. She faces a maximum sentence of 19 years to life in prison, according to the San... (Continue reading)

Atascadero teen sentenced to year in jail for 9/11 stunt

Bret Stephen Landen

An Atascadero teen has received a one-year jail sentence for a stunt that brought the bomb squad out to San Gabriel Elementary School and shut down the campus for two weeks. Bret Stephen Landen, 18, carried out the stunt on... (Continue reading)

Man sentenced to 177 years for robbing and raping prostitutes

Gregory Arthur Erwin

A 52-year-old Santa Maria man was sentenced to more than 177 years in prison for raping and robbing women in San Luis Obispo County at gunpoint. His victims were prostitutes. [KSBY] On March 14, 2013, Gregory Arthur Erwin, a former... (Continue reading)

Prison guards acquitted of bar brawl manslaughter

Travis Woolf

A San Luis Obispo jury acquitted two former prison guards Thursday of manslaughter charges relating to a deadly bar fight in San Miguel. The jury acquitted the defendants of the lesser charges they faced, as well. On Sept. 7, 2014,... (Continue reading)

Manslaughter defendant stomped on unconscious victim

Travis Woolf

One of the defendants on trial for killing a San Miguel man in 2014 appears to stomp on the victim as he lies unconscious outside the Elkhorn bar, in a video shown to jurors on Thursday. [Tribune] On Sept. 7,... (Continue reading)

Judge orders release of SLO Skateboard killer

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A local judge has ordered the release of a 24-year-old San Luis Obispo man, who at 13, used a skateboard to beat an 87-year-old to death. The convicted killer will move to Texas, where he will live with a family... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay man convicted of selling heroin

Steven York

A Morro Bay man is facing up to 10 years in jail for selling heroin. On Tuesday, a San Luis Obispo County jury found Steven Joel York, 53, guilty of felony possession of heroin for sale. On July 6, after... (Continue reading)

Atascadero teen pleads guilty to criminal threats

Bret Stephen Landen

The Atascadero teen whose threats caused the two-week shutdown of San Gabriel Elementary School in September agreed Wednesday to plea no contest to two felony charges in exchange for a one year sentence. The agreement also requires Bret Stephen Landen... (Continue reading)

State attorney pleads no contest in courtroom brawl case

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A California deputy attorney general has pleaded no contest to disturbing the peace for her role in a courtroom wrestling match with a San Luis Obispo bailiff. In exchange, prosecutors agreed to drop a greater charge of resisting a peace... (Continue reading)

A.J. Santana found not guilty of perjury

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After less than one hour of of deliberations, a jury found former San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office Investigator A.J. Santana not guilty of perjury. Santana was on trial for allegedly lying to a judge to obtain a search... (Continue reading)



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