A Richmond man who kidnapped and raped a 13-year-old neighbor boy in 2011 will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole, a Contra Costa County Superior Court judge said Friday.
A San Jose man accused of running over and killing a female neighbor who was about to call police to report that he had crashed into a fence in 2009 has been convicted of second-degree murder, a prosecutor said.
A new report shows Gov. Jerry Brown let stand 80 percent of a state board’s decisions to parole murderers from California prisons.
Two men were convicted Thursday of first-degree murder and other charges for a fatal shooting and carjacking in San Francisco’s Bayview District in 2009, prosecutors said Friday.
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.
Maurice Caldwell spent 20 years behind bars, for a murder a judge now said he did not commit. The case raises questions about the reliability of police lineups and how many law enforcement agencies aren’t using the best practices.
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.
Two men were convicted Monday of about 60 felony counts each for a series of 12 home invasion robberies in Oakland over an eight-month period last year in which they mainly targeted Asian immigrants.
A California woman accused of killing her infant son by breastfeeding him after she used methamphetamine has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter.
A Union City gang member was convicted Wednesday of the attempted murder of a police officer and nine other felony counts for firing 10 shots from a 9mm semiautomatic handgun at Fremont police Officer Todd Young last year, nearly killing him.