Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo Superior Court’




Ryan Petetit wants to block past abuse allegations from jury

By KAREN VELIE As Ryan Petetit’s domestic abuse trial nears, San Luis Obispo County prosecutors are asking the judge to allow several of his former girlfriends to testify about alleged previous incidents of assault and abuse. Petetit’s attorney is objecting... (Continue reading)

Judge finds victim in contempt of court in attempted murder trial

An attempted murder trial that could result in a San Miguel man going to prison for life began Wednesday, even though the key witness in the case, the alleged victim and girlfriend of the defendant, is refusing to cooperate and... (Continue reading)

Judges appoint deputy county counsel to the SLO court commissioner

The judges of San Luis Obispo County Superior Court have selected a longtime local government lawyer to fill a vacant court commissioner seat. [Cal Coast Times] Leslie Kraut, who has worked as a deputy county counsel for SLO County for... (Continue reading)

Marti murder case can go to trial, judge rules

A San Luis Obispo judge ruled there is enough evidence to try South County man Robert Koehler for the murder of 26-year-old SLO woman Kristen Marti. [KSBY] Marti disappeared in January after she was last seen alive in the 1800... (Continue reading)

Murder defendant was meeting Kristen Marti for paid sex

The man accused of murdering 26-year-old San Luis Obispo woman Kristen Marti was a john who was meeting the victim for paid sex on the day she disappeared, according to police testimony delivered Wednesday. [KSBY] During a preliminary hearing in... (Continue reading)

Man convicted for abusing Grover Beach child

A San Luis Obispo jury convicted a 47-year-old man on Monday of molesting seven-year-old child in Grover Beach. [Cal Coast Times] In Dec. 2016, Jose Diaz was staying at a home in which the then 7-year-old victim and other relatives... (Continue reading)

Parents attend Atascadero teacher’s child porn hearing

Families of many of the alleged victims of an Atascadero school teacher who is accused of videotaping female students’ underwear showed up at San Luis Obispo Superior Court Monday for the first hearing in the child pornography case. [KSBY] Chris... (Continue reading)

Oceano man gets 40 years to life for Arroyo Grande murder

An Oceano man received a prison sentence of 40 years to life Thursday for committing a deadly assault that took place outside an Arroyo Grande bar in 2014. [Cal Coast Times] On Oct. 2, 2014, Ignacio Franco Palomar III, 39,... (Continue reading)

DUI driver tossed beer cans out of car, witnesses said

A DUI murder trial began Monday with multiple witnesses testifying that a driver and one of his passengers were tossing beer cans out of their car while their 16-year-old female friend lay dying in the roadway on the Cuesta Grade.... (Continue reading)

Judge stalls removal of pot plants from California Valley

In a potentially precedent-setting case, a San Luis Obispo judge ruled Thursday that SLO County was justified in finding that a pot grower was violating local code by operating a farm in the California Valley, but officials have been temporarily... (Continue reading)