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




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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)

Man convicted of molestation despite reported erectile issues

Jose Antonio Rojas Barriga

A San Miguel who reportedly planned to use erectile dysfunction as a defense has been convicted of 30 counts of child molestation charges. He now faces life in prison. Jose Antonio Rojasbarriga, 60, molested two boys who were under the... (Continue reading)

DA investigator charged with perjury claims inexperience

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A former San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office investigator who is on trial for perjury testified Wednesday that he did not lie to a judge in an affidavit. Rather, he made mistakes as a result of inexperience, he said.... (Continue reading)

Sheriff deputy testifies against DA investigator

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A San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputy testified Thursday that a former District Attorney investigator was stubborn, inexperienced and untruthful while working with the Narcotics Task Force. [Tribune] After deputies reported A.J. Santana lied to a judge in an affidavit... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay officer explains why he shot burglary suspect

Officer Dale Cullum

A Morro Bay police officer who shot a burglary suspect in the leg last October testified Wednesday that he feared for his life at the time. The officer shot the suspect after the man attacked him with a 4-foot stick.... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man sentenced for raping his adopted daughter

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A former foster parent has received a prison sentence of 20 years to life for raping a girl whom San Luis Obispo County officials placed in his Nipomo home. The man adopted the victim, as well as her two siblings,... (Continue reading)



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