Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Daily Corrections Clips


CALIFORNIA INMATES

KTVU San Francisco

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (KTVU) - 31 years of waiting is finally over for a Fairfield family. Police announced Tuesday they have identified a suspect in the kidnapping and murder of 3-year-old Clark Toshiro Handa, who vanished from his home n 1984.

The suspect, 55-year-old Michael Fejerang, is already in state prison in Chowchilla, serving a 26-year-term for multiple child molestations.

Police won't divulge what broke the case: whether they have DNA, a confession, informant, or the child's remains.

Anthony McCartney, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An attorney for Phil Spector's wife called a divorce filing by the imprisoned music producer "heartbreakingly bizarre" and said she has provided the best possible care for him.

Attorney Aaron Abramowitz wrote in a statement Tuesday that Rachelle Spector has been devoted to her husband and has been providing him support and the best possible care while he is incarcerated.

"This whole situation is heartbreakingly bizarre," Abramowitz wrote. "It is regrettable that Mr. Spector has failed to recognize the efforts made by Rachelle in spending tens of thousands of dollars on his medical and dental costs while incarcerated."

CALIFORNIA PRISONS

Andrew Gilbert, San Jose Mercury News

Facebook is an endless source of cat videos, political rants, baby photos and communal mourning for the passing of yet another beloved pop star (RIP Prince). For Oakland vocalist and composer Amy X Neuburg, Facebook can also serve as a portal for inspiration, like on her new song cycle "Hunger Strike."

Commissioned by the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra in the summer of 2013 to write an extended work, her first piece for such a large ensemble, she "put out a call to my friends on Facebook, asking what urgent trend needs a song cycle written about it," Neuburg says.

CALIFORNIA PAROLE

PHILIP PATRICK POLICARPIO
FBI

Philip Patrick Policarpio, a convicted felon, is wanted for the murder of his girlfriend in the Rampart area of Los Angeles, California. On April 12, 2016, Policarpio and his girlfriend were at a gathering when Policarpio allegedly entered a room where the victim was playing cards and began to beat her. Policarpio then allegedly pulled a weapon from his waistband and shot the victim in the head, killing her instantly. The victim was pregnant at the time of her death.

On April 19, 2016, a local arrest warrant was obtained for Policarpio in the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, California, after he was charged with first degree murder by the Los Angeles Police Department. On April 22, 2016, a federal arrest warrant was issued in the United States District Court, Central District of California, for Policarpio after he was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

Scott Schwebke, OC Register

Parole was denied Tuesday for a 53-year-old inmate convicted of the 1983 beating death of a man who gave him a ride in Garden Grove, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said.

David Eugene Hayes will next be eligible for parole in 2019, prosecutors said in a statement. Hayes was sentenced to 17 years to life in prison for second-degree murder. He is at the California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi.

The state Board of Parole determined that Hayes would pose an unreasonable risk to the public because of his “tumultuous social history, incarceration history and antisocial behavior,” prosecutors said.

Lompoc Record

The Santa Maria Police Department's Gang Suppression Team partnered with officers from California State Parole, California State Corrections and the California Highway Patrol Auto Theft Task Force on Tuesday to conduct parole compliance checks, which resulted in four arrests.

Numerous residences of known parolees were visited during the operation. Although several subjects were found to be in compliance, many were not. Four parolees, who are suspected gang members, were arrested and others who were unable to be located are now wanted as a result of the event.

The 47-year-old registered sex offender allegedly posed as a 17-year-old boy.
Patch

ESCONDIDO, CA: A 47-year-old registered sex offender was back behind bars Wednesday for allegedly posing as a teenage boy online, carrying on sexually explicit conversations with a 16-year-old girl and showing up at her Escondido home one day after his parole ended.

Rennard Cawkwell of Oceanside was booked into jail Tuesday — his 47th birthday — on suspicion of several felonies related to his online exchanges with the teen, including luring a minor for sex and sending harmful material to a minor, according to Escondido police and jail records.

CORRECTIONS RELATED

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles police have identified the body of a woman found stabbed 150 times in 1969 near the site of the Manson family killings as a 19-year-old from Montreal, People magazine reported Wednesday.

Police have identified the woman as Reet Jurvetson, who moved to Los Angeles from Montreal the year she was killed, according to People.

Sabrina Wilson, KSLA

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - As Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman waits to see if a federal judge will appoint a "receiver" to take over day-to-day management of the Orealns prison, experts said there is precedent for such receiverships.

"It is unusual but there is certainly a lot of prior practice in that area,” said Andrea Armstrong, an associate professor in Loyola’s School of Law who focuses heavily on prisons and how they intersect with the U.S. Constitution.