Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo Superior Court’




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Morro Bay murder defendant declared mentally incompetent

William Schonberger

A 22-year-old man who allegedly murdered his father at their Morro Bay home has been declared incompetent to stand trial. William Joel Schonberger is accused of killing his 59-year-old father with a machete. [KSBY] During Schonberger’s initial arraignment hearing last... (Continue reading)

SLO High arson damage climbs to about $2 million

Michael Benadiba, Jacob Ruth and Cameron Bratcher

The computer lab fire that three former San Luis Obispo High School students allegedly set caused more than $1.8 million worth of damage, according to several estimates. Police have now arrested each of the defendants twice, and one of the... (Continue reading)

Driver who killed triathlete was on the phone, suit alleges

Bridget Dawson

A lawsuit filed by the family of triathlete Bridget Dawson alleges the driver who struck and killed the champion competitor was on the phone at the time of the crash. [Tribune] Phone records show Oceano resident Lisa Smith, 53, was... (Continue reading)

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)



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