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Man Connected To Marin County Campground Homicide Found Dead

The Tehama County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 53-year-old man who was in a relationship with the 19-year-old homicide victim at Lawson’s Landing campground in Marin County on March 20.

03/27/2014

Audrie Pott (Audrie Pott Foundation)

Bay Area Lawmakers Propose ‘Audrie’s Law’ For Cyberbullying

Juveniles who sexually assault unconscious victims could be tried as adults under proposed California legislation brought in response to the suicide of a 15-year-old girl who was sexually battered while passed out at a party then humiliated by photos circulated to classmates.

03/07/2014

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Suspect In Brutal 1983 Fairfield Murder Commits Suicide After Positive DNA Test

Cold case detectives with the Fairfield Police Department have announced that they recently identified the suspect in a 1983 brutal sexual assault and beating murder of a woman in her Fairfield home, but that the suspect committed suicide shortly after they contacted him.

03/05/2014

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Woman Shoots 93-Year-Old Mother, Then Herself In SF Convalescent Home

A 60-year-old woman shot her 93-year-old mother and then herself in an apparent murder-suicide at a convalescent home in San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood on Monday evening, a police spokesman said Tuesday.

03/04/2014

Audrie Pott (Audrie Pott Foundation)

Saratoga Teen’s Photos Going ‘Viral’ Before Her Suicide Debunked By Student Journalists

Several student journalists received a prestigious award for what the Society of Professional Journalists called their “courageous reporting” of the Audrie Pott case.

02/17/2014

Audrie Pott (Audrie Pott Foundation)

Boys Admit To Sexually Assaulting Saratoga Teen Audrie Pott

In documents in the case, the three admitted to sexually assaulting the 15-year-old in 2012 and possessing naked photos of her, before she took her own life.

01/15/2014

Audrie Pott (Audrie Pott Foundation)

Lawyer For Teens Accused In Saratoga Girl’s Sex Assault Blames Parents For Her Suicide

The attorney for three teenagers accused of sexually assaulting a Saratoga girl claims her parents are partly responsible for her suicide in response to a wrongful death lawsuit.

01/08/2014

The Alameda County Sheriff's department was busy Christmas morning investigating a murder-suicide.

Sheriff Investigating Christmas Day Murder-Suicide In San Lorenzo

The Alameda County Sheriff’s department was busy Christmas morning investigating a murder suicide in San Lorenzo.

12/25/2013

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Jefferson Award Winner Talks People Down From Desperate Situations

Law enforcement officers are duty-bound to protect and serve, but it takes special dediction to calm a highly emotional situation. This week’s Jefferson Award winner has spent more than 20 years finding the right words to say to those in despair.

10/30/2013

A guard tower is seen on the grounds of the California State Prison at San Quentin. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Death Row Inmate Commits Suicide In San Quentin Prison

A death row inmate at San Quentin State Prison committed suicide in his cell late Friday night, prison spokesman Lt. Sam Robinson said.

10/08/2013

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