A judge Monday rejected the argument of defense attorneys that Orange County prosecutors lack jurisdiction in the case of a local man accused of killing his ex-wife on a cruise and throwing her body overboard.
Los Angeles County prosecutors said Tuesday they plan to retry five former Bell officials convicted of misappropriating public funds.
The former Orange County attorney charged with strangling his ex-wife and throwing her overboard during a May 2006 cruise to Italy was extradited to Orange County Friday.
Prosecutors say a convicted felon who had been deported to Mexico then returned to California has been sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for breaking into Orange County bedrooms and touching women and girls as they slept, including sexual assaults on girls 11 and 13 years old.
A former teacher at Miramonte Elementary School near South Los Angeles will stand trial on charges that he molested a student.
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a former Marine accused of murdering four homeless men and a woman and her son in California, authorities said.
Los Angeles County prosecutors announced Friday that they would not file a case against actress Lindsay Lohan over an alleged brush with a pedestrian in a parking lot outside a Hollywood lounge in March.
Prosecutors decided Friday not to file charges against a former Tournament of Roses Association director who was arrested this week in a 2004 cold case murder.
Los Angeles County prosecutors will not file a felony case against a woman who allegedly used pepper spray while shopping at a Walmart store in Porter Ranch during a Black Friday sale.
County prosecutors are targeting local cockfighting rings and are asking residents to report the crime.
Southern California prosecutors say they will ask a judge to set a date for a new trial for a teen accused of killing a gay classmate three years ago.
A former dentist who served nearly three decades in prison for killing three patients is a free man — and his lawyer is claiming a victory for the taxpayers of California.
The L.A. Times reports charges were not filed in part because one of them who was alleging he was assaulted admitted he “struck the first blow,” which would “certainly raise the defense of self-defense.”
A provisional lawyer for James “Whitey” Bulger has accused federal prosecutors in Boston of manipulating the judicial process.
Attorneys for the doctor charged in Michael Jackson’s death are asking a judge to prevent prosecutors from telling jurors details about the physician’s personal life, including his unpaid debts, child support obligations and extramarital affairs.