RIVERSIDE – Jury deliberations got underway Wednesday in the trial of a probationer accused of fatally beating and stabbing a Lake Elsinore man during a frenzied attack sparked by a family quarrel. Andy Dean Abegg, 35, could face 26 years to life in state prison if convicted of murder with a sentence-enhancing weapon allegation for […]
MURRIETA – A death sentence was imposed today on a Perris man who fatally stabbed a dog owner and later killed a mother and daughter in apparent thrill kills that the defendant perpetrated near his home. A Murrieta jury in March recommended that 29-year-old David Rey Contreras receive capital punishment for the slayings of 53-year-old […]
The parent company of the Dollar General retail chain reached a legal settlement with Riverside and 31 other California counties in a case involving allegations of improper disposal of hazardous wastes, it was announced Monday, April 17.
A felon who threw rocks through the windows of a Temecula business, then scuffled with sheriff’s deputies during his arrest pleaded guilty Thursday, April 13, to felony and misdemeanor charges and was immediately sentenced to two years mandatory supervision.
A registered sex offender who tried to snatch a 12-year-old girl from a Temecula street, in what he insisted was an innocent act of asking for directions, was convicted Friday, April 14, of attempted kidnapping to commit rape and other felonies.
The fifth and final member of an Inland Empire bank burglary crew that stole millions of dollars by using power tools to cut though building roofs to gain access to cement bank vaults was sentenced to nearly four years behind bars.
MURRIETA – A preliminary hearing is scheduled Friday for a woman accused of fatally shooting the father of her child during a confrontation in a Menifee restaurant. Amanda Jeanne Harwood of Big Bear, 37, is charged with first-degree murder and a special circumstance allegation of lying in wait in the October 2015 slaying of 39-year-old Joseph Hennings of Murrieta. […]
A felon who attacked a Hemet police officer, grabbing and using the lawman’s badge as a weapon, pleaded guilty Tuesday, March 7, to resisting arrest and was immediately sentenced to 10 months in jail and three
A felon who grabbed a woman walking on a French Valley street and fondled her was sentenced today to 16 months in prison, but was immediately released from custody and placed on parole after being credited for time served in jail.
A convicted felon who cornered and groped a woman walking on a French Valley street is slated to be sentenced today in Murrieta.