Articles Tagged With ‘Prison’




Drive-by killer gets 158 years

A Santa Maria man was sentenced Monday to 158 years in state prison for the drive-by murder of Arroyo Grande teenager Gabriel Salgado. The youth was gunned down Nov. 17, 2011, by Armando Yepez while standing on a street corner... (Continue reading)

Ventura County Ponzi scheme perpetrators sentenced to federal prison

Three Ventura residents were sentenced to federal prison on Monday – with one defendant being ordered to serve more than 17 years – for their roles in a Ponzi scheme that caused losses of more than $27 million. The three... (Continue reading)

Doctor sentenced to 14 Years for pushing bogus cancer cure

A California doctor who sold a bogus cancer cure to dozens of victims across the country as part of a “treatment” program that prosecutors said was “despicable, cruel and heinous” and hastened the death of some patients was sentenced Friday... (Continue reading)

Lawyers say Brown defiant of prison order

Prison inmates’ lawyers have filed court papers requesting federal judges to find Gov. Jerry Brown and his tool corrections official in contempt of court for the way the pair has handled prison overcrowding in California. (San Jose Mercury News) According... (Continue reading)

Wisto and York sentenced to life without parole for Myers murder

A San Luis Obispo judge sentenced Rhonda Wisto and her son Frank York Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for their roles in the brutal murder of 15-year-old runaway Dystiny Myers on Wednesday. In 2010, firefighter... (Continue reading)

Los Osos man sentenced in mother’s murder

A judge sentenced a Los Osos man on Tuesday to 15 years to life in prison for murdering his mother. Lisa Van Heuver, 56, died on May 12 from injuries she suffered at the hands of her son Michael Van... (Continue reading)

Central Coast accountant sentenced for fraud involving sham non-profit organization

A Santa Barbara-based certified public accountant has been sentenced to 36 months in federal prison for failing to report more than $1 million on federal tax returns by pretending that money earned through his accounting business came from a charitable... (Continue reading)

SLO man sentenced for stun gunning a homeless woman

A San Luis Obispo man received a prison sentence of 39-years to life for beating, biting, choking and shocking a 26-year-old homeless woman he believed to be a police informant. [Tribune] Thomas Ledbetter, 49, thought the female victim snitched on... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles sex offender sentenced to 25 years

A Paso Robles registered sex offender was sentenced to 25 years to life for sexually victimized three San Luis Obispo County girls between the ages of 13 and 17. Shaun Harrison, 22, was arrested on April 6, 2011 for parole... (Continue reading)

Guadalupe man sentenced to 63 years for murder

A Guadalupe man found guilty of murdering a 32-year-old man and dumping the body in a Nipomo field was sentenced to 63 years to life by a Santa Barbara court. Alejandro Carrillo, a reputed gang member, shot Pedro Gonzalez at... (Continue reading)