Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Daily Corrections Clips


Matt Fountain, The San Luis Obispo Tribune

A state appellate court last week reversed a 2014 San Luis Obispo Superior Court trial conviction of a Cambria man on charges of child molestation, ruling that the prosecutor “misstated the law” about the man’s presumption of innocence to jurors during her closing arguments.

Ronald John Cowan, 60, was convicted in August 2014 of charges of sodomy, oral copulation and lewd acts with a child. He was sentenced to 65 years to life in state prison and has been serving his sentence at Kern Valley State Prison, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.


David Mack, BuzzFeed News

If you watched the Oscars on Sunday night, you’ll remember the bit where host Jimmy Kimmel surprised a bunch of tourists on a Hollywood bus tour by inviting them to mingle with A-list celebs in the audience.

You’ll also surely remember that one tourist, “Gary from Chicago,” who walked around with his cell phone and confidently introduced himself to the stars.

He and his fiancée, Vicky (who spawned a meme of her own), were “married” in a quick mock ceremony performed by her favorite star, Denzel Washington.