Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo Superior Court’

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Arroyo Grande cross burner arrested on gun charges

Jeremiah Hernandez

One of the men convicted in the 2011 Arroyo Grande cross burning case could be heading back to prison well before the date he was scheduled to be released. Jeremiah Leo “Smurf” Hernandez returned to San Luis Obispo Superior Court... (Continue reading)

Trial begins in formerly cold Morro Bay murder case

James Victor Lypps

Trial has finally begun in the murder case involving a Nipomo man accused of having murdered his wife at the couple’s then-Morro Bay home in 2009. The prosecution says James Lypps, 66, strangled and then drowned his wife, while the... (Continue reading)

Former Cal Poly student avoids more jail time over Facebook threat

Charles Raymond Bird

A former Cal Poly student who sent a death threat late last year to the leader of the pro-diversity group SLO Solidarity has accepted a plea deal that will allow him to avert spending anymore time behind bars. Charles Raymond... (Continue reading)

Mother testifies her son admitted to killing his roommate

Charles Chad Giese

The mother of 40 year-old Charles Giese of San Luis Obispo testified in a preliminary hearing Monday that her son admitted to killing his roommate. At the conclusion of the hearing, a judge ruled there is enough evidence for Giese... (Continue reading)

SLO man allegedly molested his ex-girlfriend’s daughter

Matthew Roland Betts

A man accused of sexually abusing the 10-year-old daughter of San Luis Obispo woman he was dating, recently sent a text message to the now-14-year-old girl telling her she was still a virgin. [Tribune] Matthew Roland Betts, 44, allegedly molested... (Continue reading)

Los Osos man facing prison time for burning his own home

Mark Hannah

On top of destroying his own home and suffering third-degree burns on 30 percent of his body, a Los Osos man is now facing prison time — up to eight years and eight months. On Wednesday, a San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Gang members convicted of Nipomo beating

Javier Chang

A San Luis Obispo jury convicted two gang members last week of multiple crimes stemming from a Jan. 2015 beating of a non-gang member in Nipomo. The convictions included charges of assault with a deadly shoe. Then on Tuesday, the... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit alleges PG&E contractor caused 51-acre fire


Two employees of a PG&E subcontractor caused a 51-acre fire that burned a hillside and multiple groves of large trees belonging to a North County family, according to a lawsuit filed against the utility and the contractor. [Tribune] On Nov.... (Continue reading)

Oceano man gets 18 years to life in prison for wife’s murder

Patricia Jacobo

A 27-year-old Oceano man who slit his wife’s throat while she was sleeping in a bed with the couple’s 3-year-old son has received a sentence of 18 years to life in prison. Humberto Jacobo Chavez received the maximum sentence based... (Continue reading)

Motel room standoff suspect sentenced to 14 years

Richard Anthony Rodriguez

A Nipomo man whom San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies spent two weeks searching for has received a 14-year prison sentence for attempted murder. The search for Richard Anthony Rodriguez included a 12-hour standoff with an empty motel room. On... (Continue reading)

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