Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Barbara County Superior Court’




Orcutt woman escapes abuse charges

Criminal child abuse charges against an elderly Orcutt woman will not be refiled after a Santa Maria jury failed to reach a verdict, ending a three-year legal odyssey. (Santa Maria Times) Bertha Savoy, 74, a longtime special education teacher, had... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria judge dies in middle of murder trial

Santa Maria Superior Court Judge Edward Bullard died Sunday in the midst of presiding over a three-defendant murder trial. [Santa Maria Times] Bullard died at the age of 59 of complications from emergency heart surgery he had last week. Following... (Continue reading)

KEYT anchor’s disappearance blamed on medical condition

Family members of Santa Barbara KEYT anchor Paula Lopez, who went missing Wednesday morning and was later found, said she was listed as “at risk” because of a medical condition. Lopez, 48, who is married to a Superior Court judge,... (Continue reading)

Randy Quaid denied bid to stay in Canada

Canadian immigration officials have denied Randy Quaid’s request for permanent resident status in Canada. Randy Quaid and his wife Evi Quaid have repeatedly failed to respond to outstanding charges of felony vandalism at their former home in Montecito, Calif., to... (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)

Santa Maria woman’s torture trial starts next week

A Santa Maria woman who allegedly punished her then 2-year-old daughter for playing with her makeup by holding the child’s hands in scalding tap water almost three years ago is scheduled to begin trial next week. [SantaMariaTimes] Lorena Arenas, 26,... (Continue reading)