Benicia resident Robert Gardner was sentenced to 29 years to life in prison Thursday morning for his role in the torture and murder of a Martinez teenager days before Christmas in 2009.
A former senior Department of Justice lawyer who wrote the so-called “torture memos” authorizing harsh treatment of suspected terrorists is protected from lawsuits, according to an appeals court ruling.
A Benicia man accused of killing an 18-year-old man during a meth high has been found guilty of first-degree murder and torture.
A judge Friday morning sentenced Antioch woman Shemeeka Davis to life in prison for torturing and abusing her two foster children and for murdering one of them.
Jurors deliberated for about two hours on Thursday before convicting an Antioch woman of torturing and abusing her two foster children and murdering one of them in 2008.
Vallejo police arrested six people from Fairfield Friday suspected of involvement in a murder in May, police said.
Opening statements began in Martinez Thursday afternoon in the trial of an Antioch woman accused of torturing and murdering her foster daughter in 2008.
Santa Clara County sheriff’s detectives have recovered stolen firearms in connection with a home invasion robbery in Gilroy three months ago.
A biker gang member will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the brutal attack of a Lakeport man during a 2009 marijuana robbery.
Santa Clara County authorities have arrested six people for allegedly breaking into a Gilroy home and torturing the owner before fleeing with a valuable gun collection.