Defenses To Murder Charges Filed In The San Fernando Valley

January 2, 2019 1:43 pm Published by
When it comes to a murder charge, obviously this is a serious offense and people are looking at a significant amount in custody, and therefore, it’s important that if there is a defense available, we obviously utilize it.  There are various defenses that are not available in every case and they spin on the facts that are associated with the particular case. Self Defense For example, one defense would be… Continure reading

What Intent Is Necessary To Convict Somebody Of A Murder Charge?

December 31, 2018 1:40 pm Published by
This is an interesting question when it comes to murder cases in Los Angeles and throughout the San Fernando Valley.  I’ve tried a lot of them over the last twenty-five years and I find this issue coming up more and more when it comes to a murder charge, and that is, the person either claims they did not have the intent to kill anybody or they claim sort of a… Continure reading

Man Released After 34 Years in Prison

November 11, 2013 1:33 pm Published by
34 years of his life spent behind bars and now he steps out, looks out into the sun and says, “This is really beautiful,” with tears in his eyes as he sat in the park all Sunday afternoon. Kash Delano Register, 53, spent 34 years in prison for the alleged murder of a West Los Angeles elderly man. Kash never admitted to anything and always maintained his innocence. The Attorneys… Continure reading

Five Santa Cruz Gang Members Arrested for 12 Year Old Boy’s Killing

October 15, 2013 12:07 pm Published by
Joseph Mendoza, a 12 year old boy, was shot to death on August 8, 2012, as he was standing on a sidewalk in the city’s Lower Ocean neighborhood near the San Lorenzo River. According to police reports and witness statements, the suspects pulled up in a vehicle and multiple shots were fired. After much investigation, police connected the shooting to Norteño street gang activity. Five reputed members have been arrested… Continure reading

Former New England Patriot Charged With Murder

June 27, 2013 12:16 pm Published by
Aaron Hernandez, former New England Patriot tight end, has been in the criminal spot light this past week. When he was suspected of murder, an arrest warrant was issued and on June 26, 2013 he was taken out of his home in handcuffs. Hernandez is facing 1st degree murder charges including other charges involving possession of firearm/weapons charges. Hernandez is being accused of murdering Odin Lloyd who was found buried… Continure reading

Blue Alert For Ex LAPD Police Officer

February 7, 2013 4:09 pm Published by
A blue alert has been put out for an ex LAPD officer on February 7, 2013. Former LAPD officer, Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33, is suspected for killing 3 people and injuring two other. Daughter of Captain Randy Quan, Monica Quan, 28, and her fiancé Keith Lawrence, 27, were found dead in Lawrence’s Kia in the parking garage of their condo complex in Irvine. Retired LAPD captain Quan was involved in… Continure reading

Elementary School Shooting in Connecticut

December 14, 2012 1:23 pm Published by
The police suspect that there were two, but one gunman, identified as 24 year old Adam Lanza now lies dead. On a peaceful Friday morning in Connecticut, Adam Lanza entered an elementary school at about 9:40 am with the intent to shoot and kill. Lanza entered the school wearing a bullet proof vest and had more that four weapons in his possession. According to law enforcement, the incident began with… Continure reading

Charles Manson’s “Right Hand Man” May Be Released on Parole

October 5, 2012 10:56 am Published by
Bruce Davis, 69, has earned the name of “Charles Manson’s right hand man”. The state prisons panel has granted parole to this notorious killer but there is talk about keeping him in prison. The decision is up to Governor Jerry Brown on whether Davis walks out of California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo after spending more than four decades there. Brown has 120 days to review the case. Back… Continure reading

Colorado Mass Shooting in Movie Theater Showing “Dark Knight Rises”

July 20, 2012 9:57 am Published by
A Tragedy occurred on Friday July 20, 2012. A gunman dressed in riot gear went into the midnight showing of the “Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colorado and started shooting up the place. The gunman, James Holmes, 24, was armed with a rifle, shotgun, and two handguns. Holmes went into the theatre about 30 minutes into the movie; he set off a smoke bomb and then began shooting people randomly…. Continure reading

Alleged O.C. Homeless Killer Faces Four Counts of Murder

January 17, 2012 4:39 pm Published by
Itzcoatl Ocampo, 23, was arrested for the stabbing deaths of four homeless men in the Orange County area. Prosecutors have labeled the case a “serial murder spree” but have not addressed any specific motive. The alleged serial killer is a former Marine who served in Iraq. He had a reputation of being kind hearted and a type of person who often gave money to the homeless. Family members stated that… Continure reading