A woman who brutally attacked a 92-year-old Los Angeles man with a brick was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison. The Los Angeles Superior Court announced Tuesday that Laquisha Jones, 30, of Los Angeles, would serve 15 years in prison after she was charged with felony counts of elder abuse and assault with a deadly weapon in December, KABC reported.Jones used the brick to beat Rodolfo Rodriguez, 92, while he was walking down a sidewalk on July 4, 2018, causing him to suffer from broken ribs and a shattered jaw, witnesses said. Police arrested Jones after identifying her in a witness photo of the incident, depicting the woman holding a piece of concrete and walking with a young girl by her side. Jones had been on probation for a prior criminal conviction at the time of the attack. Prosecutors said there was enough evidence to prove it was a hate crime because the 30-year-old told the man to “go back to your country.” Jones will appear in court again on April 11 for … [Read more...] about Woman Gets 15 Years in Prison for Beating Los Angeles Man with Brick
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Updated 4:04 pm PST, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, Alberto Ochoa, left, appears in Los Angeles Superior Court with his attorney Christopher C. Chaney, as one of four defendants being charged in connection to the 2014 beating death of USC graduate student Xinran Ji, from China, during an attempted robbery. Ochoa, now 21, was found guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, making him the fourth person convicted in the 2014 attack. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File) less FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, Alberto Ochoa, left, appears in Los Angeles Superior Court with his attorney Christopher C. Chaney, as one of four defendants being charged in connection to the 2014 ... more Photo: Al Seib, AP Photo: Al Seib, AP Image 1 of … [Read more...] about 4th conviction in Los Angeles murder of Chinese student
Michelle Ye Hee Lee, The Washington Post Published 3:59 pm PST, Wednesday, November 21, 2018 The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office on Wednesday said it is declining to pursue felony domestic abuse charges against Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who rose to fame after he sued President Donald Trump on behalf of an adult-film star, and referred the case to the city attorney for possible misdemeanor charges. Avenatti was arrested last week on suspicion of domestic violence, stemming from an incident involving a onetime girlfriend, Mareli Miniutti. Miniutti alleged she was physically and verbally abused by Avenatti, according to her attorney. She filed a request for a temporary restraining order against him, which a Los Angeles Superior Court judge granted Monday. Avenatti has called the allegations "completely bogus." The district attorney's office declined to comment on its decision not to prosecute and refer the case to the city attorney. Frank Mateljan, … [Read more...] about Los Angeles County prosecutors decline to ﬁle felony charges against Avenatti
By Holly Andres | [email protected] | Daily News PUBLISHED: July 2, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: July 2, 2018 at 1:52 pm Here is a sampling of services that are closed or have altered schedules on July 4th. Banks: Banks and financial markets are closed. Government: City, county, federal and state offices, libraries and superior courts are closed. Mail: The U.S. Postal Service does not deliver. www.usps.com Schools: Closed. Transit: Buses and subway services in Los Angeles run on a Sunday/holiday schedule (www.metro.net). Metrolink’s Ventura County Line does not run on the holiday. The Antelope Valley Line runs on a Sunday schedule (www.metrolinktrains.com). Trash: Pickup is delayed by one day in Los Angeles (Wednesday’s trash is picked up on Thursday, and so on through the week), www.lacitysan.org. Regular pickup schedule in Burbank (bit.ly/2zmo1LD) and Glendale (bit.ly/1Pvpsqa). … [Read more...] about What’s closed on July 4th in the Los Angeles area, 2018?
LOS ANGELES -- California officials bucked a recent court ruling Friday and offered reassurance to concerned coffee drinkers that their fix won't give them cancer. The unprecedented action by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to propose a regulation to essentially clear coffee of the stigma that it could pose a toxic risk followed a review of more than 1,000 studies published this week by the World Health Organization that found inadequate evidence that coffee causes cancer. The state agency implements a law passed by voters in 1986 that requires warnings of chemicals known to cause cancer and birth defects. One of those chemicals is acrylamide, which is found in many things and is a byproduct of coffee roasting and brewing present in every cup of joe. Coffee cancer warning: What science says about the actual risk If the regulation is adopted, it would be a huge win for the coffee industry which faces potentially massive civil penalties after recently … [Read more...] about California officials move to reject court ruling on coffee and cancer risk