Former Pelican Bay Inmate Pleads No Contest In Peninsula Rape, Assault Charges

Former Pelican Bay State Prison inmate, Francisco Ismael Merino dropped mental competency proceedings & pleaded no contest to forcible rape, assault & false imprisonment…

CBS San Francisco–07/15/2011

Napa State Hospital Entrance (California Department of Mental Health website)

Napa State Hospital Patient Pleads Insanity To Murder

Jess Willard Massey pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity Tuesday to the murder of Napa State Hospital psychiatric technician Donna Gross last year.

CBS San Francisco–06/14/2011

Napa State Hospital Entrance (California Department of Mental Health website)

Ex-Patient Faces Trial In Napa Psychiatric Nurse Murder

A 37-year-old former patient at a state-run California mental hospital will stand trial in the strangling of a psychiatric nurse there last year.

CBS San Francisco–05/03/2011

Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez. (CBS)

Inmate Pleads Not Guilty In Martinez Jail Nurse Killing

An inmate accused of killing a nurse at the county jail in Martinez late last month pleaded not guilty to murder charges on Monday, according to court records.

CBS San Francisco–11/16/2010

Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez. (CBS)

Nurse Dies From Injuries Following Martinez Jail Attack

UPDATE: A nurse who was attacked by an inmate at the Contra Costa County jail in Martinez on Monday died from her injuries at a local hospital Thursday, according to the Contra Costa County coroner’s office.

CBS San Francisco–10/28/2010



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