Articles Tagged With ‘Guilty’




Atascadero man gets 26 years for homophobic murder

An Atascadero man who murdered his 66-year-old wife for allegedly accepting a gay relative was sentenced to 26 years to life in state prison on Tuesday in San Luis Obispo Superior Court. [Tribune] Police arrested Kenneth Leroy Cockrell, 60, on... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles couple sentenced to federal prison for smuggling illegal aliens

A husband and wife from Paso Robles who admitted harboring illegal aliens after they were smuggled into the United States and forced to work in sub-standard conditions at the couple’s elder care facilities were each sentenced today to 18 months... (Continue reading)

Templeton child molester sentenced to 16 years

A San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge sentenced Donald Baker to 16 years in prison on Monday for sex crimes against two children now ages 12 and 15. Baker had avoided sentencing for more than a month claiming he... (Continue reading)

Templeton child molester captured

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies took a Templeton man found guilty of sex crimes against children into custody at French Hospital Medical Center shortly before 5 p.m. on Monday. Donald Baker, 40, remains in custody at the hospital. Baker... (Continue reading)

Convicted sex offender wants sentencing delayed

A Templeton man who pled guilty to sexually molesting two children asked a judge on Tuesday to delay his sentencing until Feb. 20 after he receives radiation treatment for cancer. [Tribune] Donald Baker, 40, told San Luis Obispo Superior Court... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles couple facing sentencing in slave labor case

Federal prosecutors have asked the court to sentence a Paso Robles couple to prison for harboring Filipino nationals who were smuggled into the United States to work under sub-standard conditions at the couple’s elder care facilities. Maximino Morales, 45, and... (Continue reading)

Lompoc guard pleads guilty to inmate sex

A former correctional officer at the Lompoc’s Federal Correctional Complex pleaded guilty last week to a charge of having unlawful sexual relations with a male inmate. Renee Noelle Gutierrez, 42, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a felony charge... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man robbed seven banks

An Arroyo Grande man pled guilty Thursday in federal court to several bank robberies. As part of his plea agreement, Robert Todd Bruce, 51, agreed to reimburse the seven banks he confessed to holding up while only pleading guilty to three... (Continue reading)

Templeton man pleads guilty to child molestation

A Templeton man accused of sexually molesting two children pled guilty at a readiness hearing on Wednesday allowing him to forgo a trial scheduled for Thursday. In October 2010, Donald Baker was charged with eight felony counts in the alleged... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande woman sentenced to 15 months for theft

An Arroyo Grande woman who admitted to stealing nearly $110,000 from U.S. Bank and two elderly customers while she was employed at its Arroyo Grande branch was sentenced Monday to 15 months in federal prison, according to the U.S. attorney’s... (Continue reading)