Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo Superior Court’




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Morro Bay attorney sentenced for grand theft

John Patrick Fennacy

A former attorney and Morro Bay planning commissioner was sentence Monday to 240 days in jail. John Patrick Fennacy, 50, pleaded no contest last year in a grand theft case involving elderly clients. [KSBY] Prosecutors initially alleged Fennacy embezzled at... (Continue reading)

Judge John Trice accepts disciplinary action

Judge John Trice

By CCN STAFF San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge John Trice admitted to misconduct and accepted public censure, according to a Feb. 4 California Commission on Judicial Performance decision and order. Of the six types of disciplinary actions available, public... (Continue reading)

Lacey Fowler let out of jail after most charges dropped

Lacey Fowler

A San Luis Obispo judge sentenced former Cuesta College employee Lacey Fowler last week to nearly a year in jail, yet Fowler is already out of custody, according to county sheriff’s office records. Prosecutors dropped the majority of the charges... (Continue reading)

Firefighter said he killed his father, sex victim testifies

Oscar Higueros

Former Cayucos firefighter Oscar Higueros, Jr. told a Los Osos teen-turned sex slave that he murdered his father and was not afraid to kill again, the human trafficking victim testified. The threat made the teen too scared to leave Higueros’... (Continue reading)

Former firefighter allegedly broke rape victim’s wrist

Oscar Higueros

A former Cayucos firefighter had “hate rape” with a 17-year-old Los Osos girl and broke her wrist, the alleged victim testified Tuesday. [KSBY] Oscar Higueros Jr., 40, is standing trial for 33 charges, including several counts of forcible rape, against... (Continue reading)

Barry LaBarbera elected presiding judge

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San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judges voted last week to elect Barry LaBarbera as presiding judge and Ginger Garrett as assistant presiding judge. LaBarbera and Garret took over the positions immediately following the vote. The election marked the second... (Continue reading)

Judge sentences ASH patient who strangled roommate

Adam Paul Cary

A former Atascadero State Hospital patient received a sentence of 25 years to life in prison for strangling to death his roommate at ASH. Adam Paul Cary, 35, was convicted of killing Allan Turner, 53. [Tribune] Late last month, Cary... (Continue reading)

Tim Covello appointed SLO Superior Court Commissioner

Tim Covello

The San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judges voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint former Assistant District  Attorney Tim Covello to replace Stephen Sefton. Sefton passed away on Jan. 9 after a brief illness. Because of the untimely death of Sefton,... (Continue reading)

Alleged child molester claims erectile dysfunction defense

Jose Antonio Rojas Barriga

A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the case of a San Miguel man who reportedly plans to use erectile dysfunction as a defense against child molestation charges. [Tribune] Jose Antonio Rojas Barriga, 60, is accuse of molesting two boys.... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly student pleads not guilty in threat case

Charles Raymond Bird

A Cal Poly student accused of sending a death threat to the leader of the SLO Solidarity group has pleaded not guilty. Charles Raymond Bird, 20, is charged with one felony count of criminal threats and a hate crime enhancement.... (Continue reading)



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