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By Associated Press PUBLISHED: August 16, 2018 at 7:55 am | UPDATED: August 16, 2018 at 8:02 am By DON THOMPSON | The Associated Press SACRAMENTO — Brandon Hein was 18 when he and three other teenagers were charged in the 1995 stabbing death of the 16-year-old son of a Los Angeles police detective. One of Hein’s friends pulled a knife during a fistfight over marijuana. James Farris III died; Jason Holland testified that he committed the stabbings in a backyard clubhouse, but Hein was also sentenced to life in prison under California’s “felony murder” rule that holds accomplices to the same standard as if they had personally committed the crime. Hein became a cause celebre almost immediately for those who thought his sentence too harsh, the subject of sympathetic webpages and a 2003 segment on CBS News’ “60 Minutes.” More than two decades later advocates point to his case as one example as they try to narrow the rule. Even a few … [Read more...] about California legislature considers limiting broad ‘felony murder’ law
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prosecutors on Monday opposed new DNA testing in an infamous 35-year-old murder case, saying previous tests showed the right man is on death row.San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos asked Gov. Jerry Brown to deny Kevin Cooper's clemency petition, though his attorney said he was framed by investigators.Cooper, 60, is awaiting execution for the 1983 Chino Hills hatchet and knife killings of four people. He escaped from a nearby prison east of Los Angeles two days before the slayings of Doug and Peggy Ryen, their 10-year-old daughter Jessica and 11-year-old neighbor Christopher Hughes.Ramos said his office agreed to new testing in 2001 and 2002 of material selected in part by Cooper's own DNA expert. That testing showed Cooper was in the home at the time of the murders, smoked cigarettes in the Ryen's station wagon after he stole it and his blood and the blood of at least one victim was on a t-shirt found by the side of a road … [Read more...] about California prosecutor opposes new DNA test in 1983 murders
DAVID and Louise Turpin are facing charges of child abuse after their 13 kids were found malnourished by cops at their Californian home. But what has happened to the children following their discovery at the allegedly foul-smelling home in Perris, Riverside County? What happened to the children found in Perris, California? Police found the group of kids in a house about 70 miles east of Los Angeles on January 14. The conditions were described as "dark and foul-smelling surrounds". A statement from the Riverside County Sheriff's Office said: "Deputies located what they believed to be 12 children inside the house, but were shocked to discover that seven of them were actually adults. "The victims appeared to be malnourished and very dirty." Pictures were later made public which showed an unkempt garden, dirty carpets and doors with scratches on. David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were arrested and each charged with nine counts of torture and 10 counts of child … [Read more...] about Where are the Turpin family children found in Perris, California, how old are they and what is Sandcastle Day School?
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jane Carson-Sandler's morning in 1976 turned from innocence to terror when a masked man broke into her home and entered the bedroom where she lay snuggled with her 3-year-old son.He confronted them with a butcher knife and shone a flashlight in her eyes before tying them up.She said she was paralyzed by fear, afraid the man would kill them. When he untied her ankles, she knew he would rape her.Before assaulting her, he moved her son from her side, but she doesn't know where. After it was over, he put her son back in bed next to her.Carson-Sandler voiced relief after police arrested Joseph James DeAngelo and identified him on Wednesday as the serial killer who committed a string of killings and rapes in the 1970s and '80s in California.Carson-Sandler, now 72, wants to face her attacker in person and ask how long he had been watching her and what he did with her son during the attack."I just wonder when he first saw me, how long he had been stalking me," … [Read more...] about Victims of California serial killer, rapist voice relief