2006 Murder Conviction Tossed In Oakland Family Thanksgiving Day Massacre; Brother's Conviction UpheldA state appeals court in San Francisco has overturned the conviction of one of two brothers in a 2006 triple murder in Oakland, but upheld the guilty verdict and sentence of life in prison without parole for the other.
Barry Bonds Wipes Slate Clean Of BALCO Scandal As Obstruction Conviction OverturnedYou can wipe the slate clean on Barry Bonds and the Balco scandal that has haunted him since 2003 when a jury found the former Giants slugger guilty of obstructing law enforcement.
Number Of Teens Tried As Adults Skyrocketing In Santa Clara CountyA 14-year-old San Jose gang member could spend life in prison if convicted of attempted murder. He is among the growing number of teens who are being tried as adults.
Hundreds Of Inmates Freed From California Jails After Voters Pass Prop. 47A ballot measure passed by voters last week is already freeing hundreds of inmates from California county jails after their felony charges were reduced to misdemeanors.
Santa Rosa Man Reconvicted On Rape Charges In Kidnapping Case After AppealA Sonoma County jury deliberated four hours Monday before reconvicting a Santa Rosa man of rape in concert with a kidnapping allegation in 2006 and 2009, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch said.
Some SF Employers To Be Forced To Offer Jobs Before Asking About Criminal HistoryAn ordinance that limits how employers and housing providers use criminal history in their decision making goes into effect in San Francisco next week.
Walnut Creek Man Faces Prison After Rare Economic Espionage Conviction For Selling Tech Secrets To ChinaA jury convicted Walter Liew, 56, of selling DuPont Co.'s secret recipe for making cars, paper and a long list of everyday items whiter to the Chinese government for $28 million. Prosecutors are demanding a prison sentence of up to 22 years.
Hayward Man Convicted Of 27 Felonies For Hiring Teenage 'Houseboy' For Sexual FavorsA 59-year-old man has been convicted of 27 felony counts for having sex with a 16-year-old boy he hired to be a “houseboy” at his Hayward home last year.
Oakland Man Convicted For Fatally Stabbing Sister's Boyfriend In Argument Over Loud MusicAn Oakland man was convicted Tuesday of voluntary manslaughter for fatally stabbing his sister’s boyfriend during an argument over loud music last year.
Man Convicted In Stabbing Of San Francisco 49er Aldon SmithA man has been convicted of stabbing San Francisco 49ers player Aldon Smith in the leg during a party at Smith’s home outside San Jose on 2012, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.
Ex-Felon Convicted Of 2nd Degree Murder In Fatal San Leandro ShootingAn ex-felon has been convicted of second-degree murder for fatally shooting a man during an argument in unincorporated San Leandro four years ago.
Reputed Teenage Gang Member Gets 25-Years-To-Life Sentence For Oakland Murder A teenager who is a reputed gang member was sentenced Thursday to 25 years to life in state prison for his first-degree murder conviction for a shooting that killed a 23-month-old boy in West Oakland in 2011.