Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Daily Corrections Clips

CALIFORNIA PRISONS

Officials suspect homicide in Vacaville prison death

Ian Thompson, Fairfield Daily Republic

VACAVILLE — The body of an inmate discovered Monday inside one of the prison’s housing units is being investigated as a possible homicide, according to a press release from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

The inmate, Nicholas Rodriguez, 24, of Alameda County, was found to be missing during the prisoner count at 4:30 p.m. Monday. The victim had been serving an eight-year sentence for second-degree robbery.

CALIFORNIA PAROLE

Stepfather of slain girl gets 20 years for selling meth

The Associated Press

KINGMAN, AZ - A Bullhead City man charged with selling drugs after his stepdaughter's murder has been dealt a 20-year sentence.

The Kingman Daily Miner and Mohave Daily News report 8-year-old Bella Grogan-Cannella's body was found in September, prompting police suspicions that her family was dealing drugs.

CORRECTIONS RELATED

Prison sentences for 76 gas station robbers

Jaclyn Randall, Palo Verde Valley Times

BLYTHE, Calif. - A judge sentenced Darringer Gonzales and Michael Nopah to 12 years and three years, eight months, respectively, after both pled guilty to robbery. Gonzales also pled guilty to one count of an assault on a peace officer while Nopah also pled guilty to conspiracy.

Both were arrested last year after being suspected of robbing Seventh Street 76 on the corner of Hobsonway and Seventh Street. Gonzales' arrest came after he was shot by a Blythe police officer after an employee at 76 called 9-1-1 just before 3 p.m. June 23, 2014, who reported an armed robbery had just occurred.