Tag Archives: homicide

Jury selection under way in Paradise Hills Craigslist slaying

Commentary by Sam Spital, San Diego Criminal Attorney: “On October 23, 2012, the ABC news online edition reported the trial of three teenage gang members began by with the initiation of jury selection. They are charged with murder, robbery, auto theft and shooting into an occupied vehicle; there also is a special allegation that the … Read More

Woman runs over, kills boyfriend after fight escalates, Commentary by Sam Spital, San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney

“The KFMB-TV and CBS.com news posted on October 14, 2012 that a 23 year old man was fatally injured when he was run over by his girlfriend’s vehicle after he smashed the car’s windshield and banged on her car at which point she sought to extricate herself from the dangerous situation and backed the vehicle away. This … Read More

Court: Convicted Crowe killer due new trial (Sam Spital)

“In the UT San Diego News, October 2, 2012, the author reported the U.S. Supreme Court denied the Petition for a Writ of Certiorari filed by the California Attorney General’s Office, who sought review of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decision that reversed the 2004 voluntary manslaughter conviction of Richard … Read More

3rd California police officer charged in beating death of homeless man (Sam Spital)

“CNN News today, September 28, 2012, reported a horrific crime in which a former Fullerton (Orange County community in Southern California) Police Officer was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter and Excessive Force in the savage beating death of a mentally ill homeless man, Kelly Thomas, in which it  was also noted he was wearing slippers and … Read More

Mother faces charges for death of baby (Sam Spital)

“CBS reported on September 10, 2012 the death of a seven month old boy who fell out of a third floor apartment window and died. The mother was taken into custody and faces criminal charges for murder. The summary account failed to elaborate further, creating a challenge for anyone to know much more than to … Read More

Compton shooting leaves one dead, two wounded (Sam Spital)

“The Los Angeles Times reported on September 10, 2012 a homicide in the neighboring community of Compton in which one person was killed and two others wounded. Unfortunately, Compton has had 14 homicides so far this year. Because the article did not provide any further details, it is unclear what other facts exist to understand … Read More

Deputy kills inmate at hospital (SAM SPITAL)

“In the Fox Channel 5 online news reported on September 3. 2012, there is an account of an inmate at the San Diego County Jail who appeared to be unresponsive in his cell. When deputies entered the cell, however, it was reported the inmate attacked the officers. Shortly thereafter, the inmate was taken to the … Read More

SAN DIEGO: Three family members killed in home (SAM SPITAL)

“It is horrific any time there is a killing, but far worse when it involves family members; yet, even more ghastly when infants are also involved in a homicide. There simply is too much violence occurring in society. Whether it is a struggling economy, huge debt, a bankrupt government, unemployment, underemployment or quite often tension … Read More

Hamden cops arrest teen in weekend slaying of man, 22 (SAM SPITAL)

“Sadly, bad things can happen to good people. It is so important that family members, friends and associates be aware of problematic signs that often cause individuals to make bad decisions and/or engage in criminal behavior, and even with no prior criminal history. There are simply far too many pressures that society faces and people … Read More