A San Bernardino man was sentenced Friday to 15 years in state prison, under the terms of a plea bargain, in the deadly beating of his girlfriend’s father following an argument in April 2004.
James Paul Pineda, 35, was sentenced during proceedings before Judge Bryan Foster in San Bernardino Superior Court.
Neighbors near the apartment that Pineda shared with his girlfriend reported rising tension between Pineda and the victim, 53-year-old John Velasquez, of Colton. The pair had an argument about 1:43 a.m. in April 2004, say San Bernardino Police.
SAN BERNARDINO – A Fontana man was sentenced to 120 days in county jail Wednesday for his role as an accessory in a real estate forgery case.
James Badalian, 45, pleaded guilty to felony accessory charges in connection with forged documents and was sentenced, under the terms of a plea bargain reached with prosecutors, in San Bernardino Superior Court.
An unlicensed contractor previously arrested for taking $85,000 from the family of a National Guard soldier was arrested again this week on suspicion of violating the terms of a plea bargain, according to the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office.
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The last two remaining defendants in a Redlands home invasion robbery case, where a man with cerebral palsy was beaten, took plea bargains today in San Bernardino Superior Court.
Seyyed Hadi Mirlohi and Richard Lance McGee pleaded guilty to home invasion robbery, abuse of a dependant adult and theft of an elder or dependant adult before Judge Bryan Foster, confirmed Deputy District Attorney Tristan Svare.
Prosecutors said victim Steven Kile was on-board with the plea bargains.
Jason Lamar Harris was sentenced to 50-years-to-life in state prison Friday for his role in the deadly stabbing and near decapitation of 22-year-old Terry Ray Taylor in 2003.
Harris, 25, pleaded guilty in March to Ray’s murder on Perris Hill in San Bernardino in May 2003. A co-defendant in the case, Amber Rose Riley, 21, is still awaiting trial.
For months before the attack, Harris and Riley, who were friends with the victim, had reportedly talked about killing a person. The night before the slaying, Riley had watched the horror movie “Satan’s School for Girls” to pump herself up, prosecutors have previously said.