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Convicted rapist Julio Morales as seen in a 2007 photo. (credit: LA County DA's Office)

Norwalk Rapist Is Sentenced After Conviction Was Overturned Due To Strange, Antiquated 1872 Law

The overturned conviction prompted public firestorm and resulted in a change in the state’s rape law.

05/08/2014

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Court Won’t Overturn Conviction Of Man Who Repeatedly Tried To Kill Hemet Officer

A California appeals court has refused to overturn the conviction of a man who repeatedly tried to kill a Hemet police officer, likening his zany efforts to those of Wile E. Coyote.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/19/2014

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Man, 21, Convicted In Shooting Outside USC Halloween Party

Brandon Spencer was accused of opening fire outside a party sponsored by the Black Student Assembly on October 31, 2012.

02/10/2014

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LA Woman Gets Jail, Counseling For Making 400+ False, Harassing 911 Calls

A Los Angeles woman will serve jail time for making hundreds of harassing and false 911 calls in the past two years, prosecutors said Monday.

12/23/2013

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Police Probe Oxnard’s 12th Homicide This Year

Authorities Friday were investigating the fatal stabbing of a 26-year-old Oxnard resident.

12/13/2013

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Confessed Killer’s Conviction Overturned Due To Improper Reading Of Rights

An appeals court has upheld a decision to throw out the conviction of a Southern California man who confessed to killing his estranged wife and a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy.

10/29/2013

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Jury Recommends Death Penalty For Man Convicted Of Rape, Murder Of Widow, 84

A jury has recommended the death penalty for a 28-year-old man convicted of raping and killing an 84-year-old widow.

CBS Los Angeles–10/07/2013

Jason Schumann (source: Los Angeles Police Department)

Calabasas Man Convicted Of Gunning Down Popular High School Soccer Goalie

A Calabasas man was convicted Thursday of gunning down a Woodland Hills high school soccer player outside the teen’s home last year.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/19/2013

Former Garden Grove police Officer Jesse Andrew Green was found guilty in September of sexually assaulting three women. (Photo credit: Orange County District Attorney's Office)

Former Garden Grove Police Officer Found Guilty Of Sexually Assaulting 3 Women

A former Garden Grove police officer was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting three women.

09/06/2013

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Man, 19, Sentenced To Life In Prison For Slashing Clerk’s Throat In Cigar Shop Robbery

Tyler Lee Rodgers was found guilty of one count each of attempted murder, kidnapping for robbery and robbery for the August 16, 2012, attack on Naveed Mirza at The Cigar and Smoke Shop on Artesia Boulevard.

06/26/2013

Justin Alvin Masao Tombleson is convicted of stabbing Elvis Kechechian (above) and Hossein Saidan during an argument in Lake Forest on June 11, 2011. (credit: CBS)

Man, 30, Convicted In Deadly Lake Forest Stabbings

Justin Alvin Masao Tombleson faces up to 34 years in prison after he was convicted by a jury on two counts of voluntary manslaughter following a violent altercation outside Albatros Mexican Food on Rockfield Boulevard on June 11, 2011.

05/23/2013

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Attorneys Walking From San Diego To Sacramento To Fight For “Innocent” Clients

Four attorney’s are still fighting for their clients, whom they believe are innocent, out of court by walking 600 miles from San Diego to Sacramento to see to their release.

05/08/2013

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Judge Frees Man Who Spent More Than 13 Years In Prison For Crime He Says He Didn’t Commit

A San Fernando Valley man who spent more than 13 years in prison for a crime a federal judge said he didn’t commit was released Tuesday while an appeal on his case is pending.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/19/2013

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Man Wrongly Convicted Of Murder Files Suit Against LA County, Detective

Nearly one year after his release from prison for a wrongful murder conviction, Frank O’Connell is striking back at the justice system.

CBS Los Angeles–03/18/2013

Christopher Dorner (credit: Facebook)

If Dorner Is Dead, Who Gets The $1.1M Reward Money?

If Christopher Dorner is dead, who will get the $1.1 million reward that was being offered for his arrest? Officials say it’s complicated.

02/13/2013

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