Articles Tagged With ‘sentencing’




Paso Robles man given 25 years in prison for sexually assaulting woman in her bed

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A judge sentenced a man on Tuesday to 25 years and eight months in prison for entering a Paso Robles home and sexually assaulting a woman who was sleeping inside.  On Feb. 8 at about 3 a.m.,... (Continue reading)

2001 Morro Bay murder sentenced to life in prison

By JOSH FRIEDMAN More than two decades after a double-murder at Morro Strand State Campground, a San Luis Obispo County judge on Monday sentenced the gunman to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Stephen Arthur Deflaun, now 64,... (Continue reading)

Man convicted of Los Osos murder seeking new sentence

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A man convicted of murder over a home invasion gone wrong in Lost Osos is seeking a reduced sentence. [Tribune] In 2009, a trio of men conspired to invade the Los Osos home of Peter Davis and... (Continue reading)

SLO County man receives 250 years in prison for sexually abusing children

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A judge on Thursday sentenced a 57-year-old man to 250 years to life in prison for raping a child and sexually abusing two other children in San Luis Obispo County. From Aug. 2018 through Aug. 2021, Craig... (Continue reading)

Man sentenced to 142 years to life for sexually abusing two children

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo County judge on Wednesday sentenced a San Jose man to more than 142 years to life in prison for molesting two children.  Marco Antonio Navabarrera, 47, committed the crimes between 2015 and 2019,... (Continue reading)

SLO County man who tried to flee the U.S. facing life in prison

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo judge on Wednesday sentenced a SLO County man, who last year attempted to flee the United States, to 435 years to life in prison for raping his wife, molesting her daughter and abusing... (Continue reading)

Paul Flores seeking new trial, judge to rule at sentencing hearing

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Paul Flores’s attorney will likely file a motion for a new trial in the Kristin Smart murder case prior to a hearing next month in which a judge could sentence Flores to life in prison. [Tribune] During... (Continue reading)

Mastermind of SLO County cocaine ring sentenced to prison

The Morro Bay man convicted of masterminding the largest cocaine trafficking organization in the recent history of San Luis Obispo County received a prison sentence of 18 years and eight months. However, he may be eligible for parole after just... (Continue reading)

Truck driver gets six years for deadly Christmas Eve crash

A Las Vegas truck driver received a six-year prison sentence for several vehicular manslaughter convictions stemming from a 2014 Christmas Eve crash that killed four San Miguel residents. Philip Ken Trujillo, 57, entered court on Thursday attempting to get a... (Continue reading)

Man sentenced to life in prison for Hollywood murder of Morro Bay native

A marijuana dispensary security guard and small business owner has received life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of Carrie Jean Melvin, 30, who grew up in Morro Bay. [LA Times] Ezeoma Obioha, 32, has insisted... (Continue reading)