Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo Superior Court’

Dystiny Myers murder suspect was a police informant

By KAREN VELIE One of the people accused of participating in the violent murder of Dystiny Myers was an informant for the Santa Maria Police Department gang suppression unit, a detective testified on Monday. Ty Michael Hill is facing the... (Continue reading)

Testimony reveals defendant’s description of Myers murder

A preliminary hearing Wednesday in the Dystiny Myers murder case revealed statements by one of the defendants explaining his role in the killing of the 15-year-old Santa Maria girl. [KCOY] Cody Miller told San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies and... (Continue reading)

Dystiny Myers murder testimony begins in prelim hearing

Firefighters who responded to the burned body of Dystiny Myers testified Monday about statements made by one of the defendents during a preliminary hearing on the murder of the 15-year-old Santa Maria girl. [Tribune] The trial, rescheduled to begin February... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit challenges Paso Robles groundwater ordinance

ANNOUNCEMENT By STEVE HOCH On behalf of a group of concerned landowners in Paso Robles, the Los Angeles based firm of Morris Polich & Purdy LLP (MPP) filed a lawsuit in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court on October 30.... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles lender facing five years in jail

Former Paso Robles lender Linda Ann Kennedy of 21st Century Financial in Paso Robles plead no contest on Tuesday to four felony counts related to fraudulent lending practices. Kennedy, 49, allegedly swindled more than 1,000 investors out of millions in... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles mayoral candidate arrested on election night

On election night, Paso Robles mayoral candidate Jeff Rougeot spent the night in jail after a San Luis Obispo County superior court judge ordered him reprimanded because of a string of crimes he allegedly committed during a two month spree.... (Continue reading)

County prevails again in COLAB smart growth suit

A state appellate court upheld an earlier ruling Tuesday that San Luis Obispo County did not need to prepare an environmental impact report when adopting its smart-growth policies. [SLO Tribune] The 2nd District Court of Appeals ruled against the Coalition... (Continue reading)

Judge requests two juries in Dystiny Myers trial

San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Barry LaBarbera has decided to hold one trial with two separate juries in the Dystiny Myers murder case. [SLO Tribune] LaBarbera said Tuesday that one jury will hear the death penalty case of Ty... (Continue reading)

Bag ban challenge fails as ordinance takes effect

A challenge to the newly implemented San Luis Obispo County plastic bag ban failed in court Monday. [SLO Tribune] On the same day the ban went into effect, San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Charles Crandall ruled that the county... (Continue reading)

Hung jury in firefighter assault trial

After three days of deliberation, a San Luis Obispo County jury was unable to arrive at a unanimous agreement on whether or not a firefighter is guilty of felony assault and the judge declared a mistrial. Eight jurors believed John... (Continue reading)