Can You Be Prosecuted for Causing Someone’s Suicide in California?
Suicide is the act of taking your own life. California’s laws do not criminalize suicide. The End of Life Option Act allows someone to take his or her life with prescribed medications. However, a California statute makes it illegal for someone to encourage or help another person commit suicide. A conviction under this statute is… read moreRead More
Arrest Made in Fatal Shooting of Teenage Girl in Hollywood
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 moreRead More
Los Angeles Area Fertility Doctor Accused of Murder
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 moreRead More
Yucaipa Father Arrested For Death of 6-Month-Old Daughter
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 moreRead More
Differences Between Murder and Manslaughter in California
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 moreRead More
Facing a Murder Charge?
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 moreRead More
Former “Survivor” Producer Sentenced to 12 Years
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 moreRead More