Articles Tagged With ‘attempted murder’




Man who stabbed pregnant girlfriend on trial in SLO

An attorney defending a Lompoc man who stabbed his pregnant girlfriend argued in an opening statement that his client could not have committed attempted murder because he was in an alcohol-induced blackout. [Tribune] Brian Michael Rodriguez, 26, stabbed his pregnant... (Continue reading)

SLO man attempts to kill his father in Los Osos

A San Luis Obispo man, who once brought an arms cache to a local bank, fired shots into his father’s Los Osos home early Tuesday morning, allegedly in attempt to kill him. Shortly before 4 a.m., Turner Lee Newman, 23,... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles murder trial begins next week

With the murder trial of Paso Robles man Thomas Yanaga set to begin next week, attorneys are attempting to paint both the defendant and the victim as men with violent pasts. [Tribune] Yanaga, 52, shot and killed Atascadero resident Marshall... (Continue reading)

Trial begins for man accused of killing father in Orcutt park

Opening statements begin Tuesday in the murder trial of a man accused of shooting and killing his father and wounding his stepmother during a Labor Day barbecue at an Orcutt park in 2012. The defendant’s daughter said the victim was... (Continue reading)

Who would set fire to a homeless man?

Ventura police are searching for three men who attempted to burn alive a homeless man, but were thwarted by the efforts of a good Samaritan. [NBC LA] Police say that 58-year-old John Frazier was sleeping near the San Buenaventura State... (Continue reading)

Men’s Colony inmate attempts to kill guard

An inmate at the California Men’s Colony attempted to murder a correctional officer Wednesday, inflicting injuries to the head and neck of the guard, as well as to a responding officer. Around 10 a.m. Wednesday, inmate William Mikeworth used a... (Continue reading)