A former private security guard who was convicted of attempted murder and other charges for shooting a man in the vicinity of Oakland’s Lake Merritt after trying to steal his cellphone won’t be going near the lake anytime soon.
Scott Peterson on Thursday filed the automatic appeal of his 2004 death sentence to the California Supreme Court, maintaining as he always has that he had nothing to do with the murders of his wife Laci and unborn son Connor.
The mother and uncle of Oscar Grant III, an unarmed man who was killed by former Bay Area Rapid Transit police Officer Johannes Mehserle three years ago, expressed outrage Friday that they weren’t informed of Mehserle’s appellate hearing on Wednesday.
Lawyers for former Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Johannes Mehserle asked a state appeals court in San Francisco Wednesday to overturn his involuntary manslaughter conviction in the killing of unarmed passenger Oscar Grant at an Oakland station in 2009.
Baseball home run king Barry Bonds has asked for a second extension to file written arguments in his appeal to overturn his obstruction of justice conviction.
A licensed contractor from Petaluma has won a four-year legal battle against Ford Motor Company that legal experts say should mean more protections for small business owners who rely on pick-ups and similar small trucks to make their living.
Scott Dyleski, who was convicted of murdering the wife of East Bay defense attorney Daniel Horowitz, has asked the Contra Costa County Superior Court to reopen his case.
The legal team that successfully challenged the ban in Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker’s court last year argued that the now-retired jurist had no obligation to reveal his sexual orientation.
Lawyers for California Gov. Jerry Brown are accusing the backers of the state’s same-sex marriage ban of engaging in a thinly veiled “witch hunt.”
Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Willingham has appealed a one-game suspension for making contact with an umpire during a weekend dispute.