Man Charged with Shooting Wife and Son in San Gabriel
An 80-year-old man pleaded not guilty today to shooting two family members on Sunday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced
Adrian Louis Ness (dob 8/25/37) has been charged with three felony counts in case GA103913: two counts of attempted murder and one count of injuring a spouse.
The felony complaint includes a special allegation that the defendant personally and intentionally discharged a firearm, which caused great bodily injury. Moreover, the charging document alleges that Ness personally inflicted great bodily injury upon the victims under circumstances involving domestic violence.
At today’s arraignment, the defendant’s bail was set at $4.06 million.
Deputy District Attorney Melanie Buccat of the Victim Impact Program is assigned…
Man Charged with Attacking Wife with Chainsaw in Whittier
A 32-year-old man has been charged with nearly killing his spouse in front of their three children last week, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced
Alejandro Villegas Alvarez (dob 5/4/86) has been charged with seven counts in case VA148199: one count each of attempted murder, aggravated mayhem, driving or taking a vehicle without consent, hit-and-run driving resulting in property damage and three counts of child abuse.
The felony complaint includes a special allegation that the defendant personally inflicted great bodily injury upon the victim under circumstances involving domestic violence. Moreover, the charging document alleges that Alvarez personally used a deadly and dangerous weapon, a chainsaw, during the commission of the assault.…
Firefighter Charged with Downloading Child Porn at Work
A Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighter was charged today with downloading child pornography while at work, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced
Matthew David Winters (dob 6/7/67) faces one felony count of possession of child pornography and one misdemeanor count of destroying or concealing evidence in case BA469548.
Winters is accused of downloading the pornography to a computer at a fire station in El Monte from December 2017 to May 2018. He also allegedly destroyed a computer hard drive in order to conceal evidence, according to Deputy District Attorney Teresa de Castro of the Cyber Crime Division, who is prosecuting the case.
He faces a possible maximum sentence of five…
Man Charged with Fatally Shooting Two Dogs in East Los Angeles
A 40-year-old man pleaded not guilty today to fatally shooting two dogs at his home, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
On July 11, Emilio Alvarez (dob 1/27/78) of East Los Angeles was charged with three felony counts in case BA469492: two counts of cruelty to an animal and one count of discharge of firearm with gross negligence.
The felony complaint includes a special allegation that the defendant personally used a deadly and dangerous weapon, a handgun, during the commission of the crime.
Prosecutors said on the evening of July 9, law enforcement reportedly received a 911 call regarding a man with a gun who killed a dog at a home in the 400 block of Betty Avenue in East Los Angeles.
When authorities arrived at the scene,…
Pair Sentenced for Murdering USC Grad Student
A man and a woman were sentenced today for their roles in the 2014 murder of a University of Southern California graduate student, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Jonathan Del Carmen (dob 6/2/95) was sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison, while Alejandra Guerrero (dob 6/2/98) was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Deputy District Attorney John McKinney of the Major Crimes Division prosecuted the case.
Del Carmen, Guerrero and two others confronted 24-year-old Xinran Ji, who was walking home from a study group near the USC campus shortly before 1 a.m. on July 24, 2014. The victim was struck several times with a bat and a wrench before he ran away.
Co-defendant Andrew Garcia eventually caught up to Ji and hit him…
Man Sentenced for Raping Four Women, Killing One in Gardena
A Gardena man was sentenced today to 286 years to life in state prison for sexually assaulting and suffocating a woman and raping three others, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced
On May 30, a jury found Kevon Takashi Ross, 33, guilty of 25 felony counts in case YA093449: one count each of first-degree murder and sodomy of an unconscious victim, eight counts of rape of an unconscious person, seven counts of forcible rape, six counts of sexual penetration by foreign object and two counts of injuring a girlfriend.
Deputy District Attorney Frank Dunnick said the jury also found true the allegation that the defendant caused great bodily injury.