A federal appeals court in San Francisco Wednesday overturned the conviction and ordered a new trial for a former East Bay professor who had pleaded guilty to sexually abusing an infant in Missouri in 2009.
52-year-old Ron Gehrke was arrested last year after undercover officers observed him spending long periods of his shift at home.
A San Jose rape case took a bizarre turn when a woman was arrested in the middle of the trial on suspicion of flying to Detroit and offering the victim $30,000 not to testify.
Joseph Naso, the former self-employed models photographer who is charged with the murders of four prostitutes in three counties between 1977 and 1994, elected not to testify at his trial in Marin County Superior Court and rested his case.
Bay Area supporters of Bradley Manning appear to be relieved that the former U.S. Army intelligence analyst was acquitted on the most serious charge against him – aiding the enemy – which would have carried a potential life sentence.
Whitey Bulger, the alleged crime boss who is now on trial in Boston for 19 grisly murders, was once an inmate at Alcatraz, and he took time recently to share his memories of life on “The Rock.”
One of two juries in a dual trial against two young men accused of taking part in the brutal 2009 gang rape of a 16-year-old girl on the Richmond High School campus has reached a verdict.
Jurors in the trial of a 79-year-old man charged with the decades-old slayings of four women in Northern California wiped tears from their eyes, as a prosecutor showed images of the victims’ bodies and described how they were discovered.
Joseph Naso, facing the death penalty for the murders of four women, mocked the prosecutor during interviews with prospective jurors.
A caretaker accused of hitting an elderly Millbrae man on the head with his own walker, causing serious injuries, will stand trial on assault and elder abuse charges, according to San Mateo County prosecutors.