Arrest Made in Fatal Shooting of Teenage Girl in Hollywood

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Aug 10, 2020 | Homicide

Police arrested the suspect in the death of a 17-year-old girl in Hollywood. The incident that led to the teenager’s death began near Highland Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard, just after midnight on July 26. Accounts of the incident allege that about 200 people had gathered to watch an illegal street race early Sunday morning. The… read more

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Los Angeles Area Fertility Doctor Accused of Murder

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | May 06, 2019 | Homicide

Two years ago, a 45-year-old woman died when she reportedly fell down a flight of stairs at her Southern California home. Friends and family members called her healthy and strong. They were shocked that she could sustain fatal injuries in a fall. Their suspicions may have been warranted. Her husband, a respected fertility doctor in… read more

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Yucaipa Father Arrested For Death of 6-Month-Old Daughter

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Feb 20, 2019 | Homicide

A 28-year-old Los Angeles father has been arrested for his role in the sudden death of his infant daughter. According to reports, police received a call about a 6-month-old child who was not breathing. When they arrived at the scene, attempts to revive her were unsuccessful. The girl’s father was taken into custody on suspicion… read more

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Why Is There No Statute of Limitations for Murder in California?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | May 04, 2018 | Homicide

In the 1970s and 1980s, California was terrorized by a masked gunman known only as the “Golden State Killer.” Over a period of 12 years, the gunman reportedly killed 12 people, committed 45 rapes, and burglarized at least 120 homes. After all this time, it appears that the manhunt may be over. Last month, a… read more

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Differences Between Murder and Manslaughter in California

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Jun 23, 2017 | Homicide

To the family of a person killed by another, there is little difference between the terms murder and manslaughter—either way, a loved one is dead. For the person facing charges of killing another human being, the difference between the two terms can be huge—the difference between being put to death or spending the remainder of… read more

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Voters Set to Decide Death Penalty Issues in California

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Aug 14, 2016 | Homicide

The Guardian has recently published a thought-provoking article about California’s uneven relationship with the death penalty. The article points out that California has 746 inmates on death row, which is more than any other state in the union. This is not surprising, given that California’s population of just under 40 million people is over 10… read more

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Facing a Murder Charge?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Jan 08, 2016 | Homicide

According to the LA Times, South Los Angeles was in the spotlight after social media rumors promised 100 days and 100 nights of retaliation after a 27 year old man was shot and killed there. These rumors were sparked during a surge in gang violence. It is well known that crime in the city of… read more

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Understanding Involuntary Manslaughter

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | May 12, 2015 | Homicide

In California, there are two types of manslaughter, voluntary and involuntary. Voluntary Manslaughter Voluntary manslaughter is a killing committed with no prior intent to kill, either committed in the heat of passion or under circumstances that would cause a reasonable person to become emotionally or mentally disturbed. Involuntary Manslaughter In contrast, involuntary manslaughter is an… read more

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Understanding Gang Violence in California

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Apr 09, 2015 | Criminal Defense, Homicide

In a recent report from the Los Angeles Times “drive-bys” are giving way to walk-ups due to a shift in gang tactics.  Last month, Ricardo Nunez was doing yard work at his home when a white truck pulled up and a person inside opened fire, killing the 35 year old. According to LAPD detective Ray Martinez,… read more

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Former “Survivor” Producer Sentenced to 12 Years

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Mar 22, 2015 | Homicide

Last Thursday, Bruce Beresford-Redman, the former producer of the popular show “Survivor” was sentenced to 12 years in a Mexican prison for the 2010 murder of his wife.  Monica Burgos Beresford-Redman’s body was found in a sewer cistern in a hotel resort in Cancun, Mexico, where the couple was on a family vacation with their children. … read more

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