Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo Superior Court’




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Brothers get vastly different sentences for Nipomo beating

Javier Chang

San Luis Obispo County Judge John Trice recently sentenced two brothers who were convicted of a gang-related beating in Nipomo. One brother received nine years in prison, while the other received five years of probation. [Tribune] It was the brother... (Continue reading)

Fresno court commissioner appointed in SLO County

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Bypassing on local attorneys, San Luis Obispo County Superior Court has appointed Fresno County Court Commissioner Erin M. Childs to fill a local vacancy. Childs will handle family law cases. The appointment fills a vacancy created by the retirement of... (Continue reading)

Prosecution of Templeton robbery case sparks feud

Albert Charles Heinicke and Donovan James Alvord

As the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office prosecutes a Templeton home invasion robbery case, disputes are arising over which defendants should receive which plea deals. A teen accused of beating two other teens over the head with a... (Continue reading)

Lypps acquitted of killing his wife in formerly cold Morro Bay case

James Victor Lypps

Following a cold case DNA discovery and twists and turns in court, a Morro Bay murder case ended Monday without a conviction. A San Luis Obispo County jury found Nipomo man James Lypps not guilty of murdering his wife at... (Continue reading)

Nipomo woman gets year in jail for abusing terminally ill daughter

Susanne Wilch Krout

A Nipomo optometrist has received a one-year jail sentence for abusing her terminally ill adult daughter, whom hospital workers reportedly found covered in urine and feces. Despite pleading no contest to a felony count, Susanne Wilch Krout maintains her innocence... (Continue reading)

Caycuos man gets three years for stabbing his tenant

Matthew Agrey

A Cayucos man received a three-year prison sentence Thursday for stabbing a female tenant, who caused major damage to his home, in the back. [Tribune] On Nov. 19, 2015, Matthew Sebastian Agrey, 44, stabbed his 49-year-old tenant at a home... (Continue reading)

Judge dismisses voter fraud case against CSD director

Lisa Marrone

A San Luis Obispo County judge threw out a voter fraud case involving a California Valley CSD director who was accused of living in Paso Robles. Judge Craig Van Rooyen said he understood why the SLO County District Attorney’s Office... (Continue reading)

Boy forgives former coach who caused near-fatal crash

Elijah Olivas

During a teary sentencing hearing in which even the judge cried, a former wrestling coach said he wished he could hug the boy he harmed during a drug induced crash. The boy said he had never seen his coach so... (Continue reading)

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)



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