Menifee man charged with aiming laser into pilots’ eyes

RIVERSIDE – A Menifee man who allegedly flashed a laser into the cockpit of a Riverside County sheriff’s helicopter – temporarily blinding the crew – was charged today, Aug. 25, with maliciously discharging a light at an aircraft. George Kevin Tucker, 56, was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 23, following a months-long Riverside County sheriff’s investigation. Tucker pleaded not […]

Jury deliberations begin in Elsinore murder trial

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 […]

Man who murdered three sentenced to death

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 […]