Thursday, March 19, 2015

Chiv'd = Scoop'd

Verdict in this morning: Jury finds Bronson Lewis Moon guilty
Previously, when Moon was tried, it was a hung jury. Moon is also currently involved in a family law case.
Passerni busted this morning; arraigned this afternoon! Justice DA Fleming style
He is charged with possession of a concealed and loaded firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm, being a felon in possession of ammunition, and possession of a concealed dirk/dagger
Repeat felons got money for guns but we pay for their repeated legal fees

William Reid's family allegedly pissed at the Judge and prosecutor for Limmie Curry deal; the person to blame is the one that botched the codefendant case and caused a mistrial for first Curry case

People file opposition to withdrawl of guilty plea in case involving alleged misconduct/molestation of a minor

Candido Pena previously plead guilty to Penal Code 288.5. Today, there is a motion hearing scheduled in Courtroom 2 at 2 p.m. and the defendant is planning to withdraw his guilty plea. The People have filed an opposition to that motion. Pena is represented by private attorney Russ Clanton and DDA Zach Curtis had been prosecuting the case....

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From the District Attorney’s Office: - LoCo

District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced that Bronson Moon Lewis was found guilty by jury of felony domestic violence today. Mr. Lewis who is 33 years old assaulted the mother of his children on November 7, 2011.

Mr. Lewis came to the victim’s home in Ferndale in the early morning hours of November 7, 2011. The victim discovered that Mr. Lewis was attempting to move back into the home and an argument ensued. As the victim was trying to get Mr. Lewis’s possessions out of her vehicle, he started pulling at her, eventually slamming her face into the side view mirror causing a cut to her nose. The victim used a bat to defend herself, and eventually Mr. Lewis left her home.

The case was investigated by the Ferndale Police Department. Sentencing will occur on April 30, 2015. He is facing a maximum of 4 years in prison. The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Jackie Pizzo.

This case was heard in Department 2 in front of Judge Miles. This was a retrial after a jury hung 11-1 for guilt in 2013.