Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Daily Corrections Clips

CALIFORNIA INMATES

2 suspects charged in slaying of San Quentin 6 inmate
Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two convicted killers were charged with murder Tuesday in the August slaying of a notorious California inmate, just days after he was released into the general prison population.

The Sacramento County District Attorney's office charged the pair with killing 71-year-old Hugo Pinell at a maximum security prison east of Sacramento.

Two inmates charged with murder in death of ‘San Quentin Six’ member
Cathy Locke, The Sacramento Bee

Two inmates have been charged with murder in the stabbing death of fellow inmate Hugo Pinell, an incident that provoked a fight involving approximately 70 inmates at New Folsom Prison in August.

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday that Waylon Pitchford, 38, and Jayson Weaver, also 38, have been charged with the slaying of Pinell, 71, who was part of a group of inmates who tried to break out of San Quentin Prison in 1971. Pitchford and Weaver face the special circumstances of having previous murder convictions, and Weaver faces the allegation that he used a deadly weapon, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release. Pitchford and Weaver also have been charged with assault by a life prisoner, and Weaver faces a third charge of custodial possession of a weapon.

Convicted Child Molester Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison
Christie Martin, Adelanto News

VICTORVILLE-(VVNG.com): A convicted child molester was sentenced to 4 years in prison on Monday, December 7th and with time served and conduct credit will be eligible for release in just over 18 months.

The 31-year-old Adelanto man, identified as Jonathan Hart initially during a September 15th arraignment pleaded not guilty on three felony charges including lewd or lascivious acts with a child 14 or 15 years old and two counts of oral copulation with person under 16 years of age.

CALIFORNIA PAROLE

After two years, Roseville police testify about the Sixth Street shootout 
Detectives explain how gun battle moved from Windsor Drive to Hampton Drive 
Scott Thomas Anderson, Press Tribune

Editorial note:  Eighteen CDCR parole agents and gang specialists received Unit Citations at the 2014 Medal of Valor ceremonies for their response to this incident.  

The chaotic gun fight that saw more than 133 bullets exchanged across a South Roseville neighborhood in 2013 finally went from vague, basic statements to a frightening, three-dimensional narrative this week, as police investigators testified in court about the incident for the first time.

The armed duel left three law enforcement officers hospitalized, one with life-threatening injuries, and a validated Sureno gang member facing several counts of attempted murder.

DEATH PENALTY

Mongolia praised for scrapping death penalty
Associated French Press

ULAN BATOR - The United Nations' top human rights official praised Mongolia on Wednesday for abolishing the death penalty.

A new criminal code eliminating executions was passed by the State Great Hural, the parliament, last week after extended debate.