Blog Posts in August, 2010

  • What are the Differences between Kidnapping and False Imprisonment

    || 23-Aug-2010

    Although "kidnapping" and "false imprisonment" may sound similar, they are considered separate crimes under California law. Kidnapping is a felony offense and refers to the taking away, or movement of another person against their will by force or any other means of instilling fear in the victim. In California, the punishment for a conviction of kidnapping can be anywhere from three to eight years ...
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  • Los Angeles Child Abuse Case

    || 4-Aug-2010

    Cheryl Ann Stuart, 25, and 31-year-old Mario Alberto Colin, have been arrested and charged with two felony counts each of child abuse and corporal injury to a child. Police were called to the Santa Ana home where Stuart was renting a room by the landlord, who hadn't seen the children, ages 2 1/2 and 5, outside for some time. Stuart admitted that she hit her sons but didn't think she was striking ...
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  • Teen Accused of Two Murders Found Not Guilty

    || 3-Aug-2010

    A Los Angeles jury has acquitted 17-year-old Angel Sosa of fatally shooting a man and his 12-year-old son at a high school graduation party on June 21, 2008. Angel was just 15 years of age at the time of the shooting and was tried as an adult for two murder charges. Prosecutors said that witnesses identified Angel Sosa as the gunman who fired into a crowd of party guests during a dispute in ...
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  • Sex Tape Hacker Charged with Extortion

    || 2-Aug-2010

    Federal agents have arrested a man who allegedly hacked into more than 100 computers to obtain personal data to extort sexually explicit videos from women and teenage girls in exchange for keeping their information private. 31-year-old Luis Mijangos allegedly searched computers for sexual or intimate images to blackmail victims into making videos for him. Prosecutors say he also was able to ...
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