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April 16, 2008 |
A former supervisor at the Orange County animal shelter has been convicted of sexually assaulting six female jail inmates who were working at the shelter to fulfill their sentences. Frank Martin Bojorquez Jr., 55, of Orange had the women assigned to duties in isolated areas of the shelter where he assaulted them in 2004 and 2005, prosecutors said. The women, all nonviolent offenders who didn't know one another, testified at the trial that they said nothing at the time of the assaults because they feared how Bojorquez could influence their jail time, prosecutors said.
November 18, 1997 |
Martial arts movies to the contrary, hands and feet are not deadly weapons that automatically increase the punishment for assault, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday. The crime of assault with a deadly weapon requires use of "an object extrinsic to the body," the court said in a unanimous decision.
November 7, 2001 |
A wanted militia figure who vowed that he would never be taken alive was killed by a law enforcement officer after he shot a sheriff's deputy trying to arrest him, authorities said Tuesday. William Milton Cooper, 58, whose anti-government radio program included Oklahoma City bomber Timothy J. McVeigh as a fan, was fatally shot at his Eager, Ariz., home after confronting deputies late Monday and shooting one of them in the head, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2009 |
A man suspected of seriously injuring a Culver City councilman after a dispute over a drink at a bar turned himself in to police Wednesday. Robert Anthony Singerman, 28, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and released on bail about 4:45 p.m., police said. Police said Singerman punched Councilman Micheal "Mehaul" O'Leary about 2 a.m. Sunday at Joxer Daly's Pub, which the councilman owns. O'Leary was seriously injured and remained hospitalized Wednesday, though he was taken out of intensive care.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 2008 |
Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies face assault charges for allegedly beating up a firefighter while off duty last year in Pomona, according to a grand jury indictment unsealed Tuesday. Joshua Titel and Brian Richards, both 31, pleaded not guilty in L.A. County Superior Court and were released without bail. According to prosecutors, the two deputies beat and kicked the victim on June 24, 2007.
February 11, 2005 |
Singer Courtney Love pleaded no contest to a reduced assault charge Thursday in a deal with Los Angeles prosecutors in which she agreed to anger management counseling, random drug testing and three years' probation. Love, 40, made a brief appearance in court before her attorney entered the plea on her behalf to a misdemeanor count of assault with a deadly weapon before Superior Court Judge Rand S. Rubin.
August 21, 2007 |
Rep. Bob Filner (D-Chula Vista) has been summoned to court on assault and battery charges after an incident at Dulles International Airport where he allegedly pushed a United Airlines baggage claim worker. Airport authorities said Filner attempted to enter an employees-only area, pushed aside the worker's arm and wouldn't leave when asked. The employee, whom United declined to identify, decided to press charges.
August 15, 2007 |
A soldier charged with beating an Iraqi detainee with a baseball bat and trying to cover it up was convicted at Ft. Lee and sentenced to be reprimanded. A six-person military jury convicted Sgt. 1st Class Timothy L. Drake, 40, of assault and making false statements but acquitted him of impeding the investigation and encouraging a fellow soldier to beat a detainee. Drake will not serve jail time.
January 6, 2007 |
A prominent rights advocate who has accused Uzbekistan of abuse and torture said she was beaten by a group of women she alleged were sent by the police. Elena Urlayeva, a member of the outlawed Free Peasants party, said four "burly" women attacked her Thursday on a street in the capital, Tashkent. Police refused to comment.
October 31, 2006 |
Dist. Atty. David Roger said in Las Vegas that authorities have reopened their investigation into a cocktail waitress' claim that a Republican congressman running for governor assaulted her in a parking garage after a night of drinking. Roger said the case involving Rep. Jim Gibbons -- which had been closed after the waitress, Chrissy Mazzeo, dropped her complaint -- is under investigation again.