Articles Tagged With ‘Torture’




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Alleged SLO torturer takes plea deal

A San Luis Obispo man who allegedly tortured and tried to kill his girlfriend reached a plea deal last week with prosecutors. Timothy Hayes, 36, is now expected to receive a nine-year prison sentence. [KSBY] In Sept. 2014, Hayes allegedly... (Continue reading)

SLO jury convicts man who stabbed pregnant girlfriend

A man who stabbed his pregnant girlfriend at a home in Cambria has been convicted of 25 charges related to domestic violence. Brian Michael Rodriguez, 26, stabbed his pregnant girlfriend multiple times on July 2014 while the couple was visiting... (Continue reading)

Letter to the editor: No excuse for torture

OPINION By ALLAN COOPER Listening to Dick Cheney defend torture on “Meet The Press” is akin to hearing Idi Amin justify cannibalism. Imagine that you are one of the 26 innocent detainees who was confined for 29 hours in a... (Continue reading)

U-Haul murder heading to trial in Santa Maria

Jury selection begins next week in the trial of six men implicated in the murder of a Santa Maria man whose body was found in a U-Haul truck parked in Orcutt last year. [Lompoc Record] Following the murder of 28-year-old... (Continue reading)

Alleged SLO torturer heading to trial

A trial is set for a San Luis Obispo man accused of torturing his girlfriend and attempting to kill her. [KEYT] In September, 33-year-old Timothy Hayes allegedly bound the woman, 27, with tape, and assaulted her with a knife, scissors,... (Continue reading)

SLO man claims consensual bondage, not torture

A Ventura woman testified Thursday against a San Luis Obispo man she accuses of torturing and attempting to kill her. His attorney says the couple was into bondage. Earlier this month, 33-year-old Timothy Hayes allegedly bound the woman, 27, with... (Continue reading)

Attempted murder suspect met victim online

A San Luis Obispo man who allegedly assaulted a 27-year-old woman he met on a social media site, is now also charged with attempted murder. After meeting online, Timothy Hayes, 33, and his victim dated for two days before he... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay man sentenced to 16 years for torturing girlfriend

A Morro Bay man, whom prosecutors accused of torturing his ex-girlfriend at knife point in 2011, received a 16-year state prison sentence Wednesday. [Tribune] Last month, Andrew Mattson, 30, accepted a plea agreement two days into his trial. Mattson pleaded... (Continue reading)

Murdered Santa Maria man owed drug taxes

Santa Barbara County Grand Jury transcripts suggest that a Santa Maria gang brutally murdered and tortured 28-year-old Anthony Ibarra over a drug tax debt. [KEYT] Gang members tortured and killed Ibarra on March 17 at a residence on West Donovan... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria murder suspects allegedly tortured their victim

The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s office said Wednesday that a group of alleged killers tortured their victim which would open the door for a death penalty prosecution. [KCOY] Three men and a woman are in jail on murder charges... (Continue reading)



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