Defense says man didn’t commit Grand Terrace robberies

SAN BERNARDINO – The family and lawyer of a Lancaster man who is accused of robbing a Grand Terrace liquor store three times in 2009 say he isn’t the armed man who authorities see in surveillance videos.

Derik Carl Garcia appeared Friday before Judge Harold Wilson in San Bernardino Superior Court, where lawyers set a jury trial for Garcia in December. He returns to court Nov. 23.

Garcia, 30, is charged with robbing Smart Time food store at gunpoint in August and twice in December 2009. Sheriff’s detectives have surveillance videos that show a Hispanic man robbing the store on Barton Road, near Canal Street, according to the defense.
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Man claiming to the Jim Morrison’s son turns down prosecutor’s deal in robbery trial

By Lori Consalvo, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/28/2011 06:05:18 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – A man claiming to be the son of famed Doors’ lead singer Jim Morrison denied a prosecutor’s offer to significantly lower his prison time on a robbery charge Friday.

Clifford Morrison, 42, could get 75 years to life if he is found guilty of robbery and ramming a police car during a chase early last year in Ontario.

San Bernardino County Deputy District Attorney Dinah Touny said she would take the life sentence off the table, and Morrison could have 15 years with an “end date.”

“We offered again today, on the record,” Touny said during the hearing. “It had been conveyed to the defendant’s attorney… and his attorney indicated that he was not interested.”
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“Devils Professor” defendants plead not guilty

SAN BERNARDINO — Three defendants in the “Devils Professor” drug-trafficking case — including alleged methamphetamine supplier Jeremy Disney — pleaded not guilty to the charges Friday.

Holly Robinson, of Highland, Hans Preszler and Disney, both of San Bernardino, appeared before Judge Kenneth Barr, who entered the pleas and denied all allegations on behalf of the defendants, during their arraignment in San Bernardino Superior Court.

Prosecutors say the three defendants were part of a trafficking ring operated by Cal State professor Steve Kinzey, who authorities say is also president of the San Bernardino Mountains Chapter of the Devils Diciples motorcycle club.
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Walker brothers found guilty in Westside beating death of 63-year-old man

SAN BERNARDINO — A jury found two young men guilty Wednesday in the beating death of 63-year-old Nathan Macon during a fight at a San Bernardino convenience store.

Jurors found Milton Walker, and his brother, Jerome Walker, guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of Macon last year at Jimmy’s Food Store, near Base Line and Medical Center Drive.

The Walkers, in their early 20s at the time Macon was killed, are scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 2. A key piece of trial evidence – a security video recorded from inside the store – showed the Walkers punching a drunken Macon after he had yelled threats.

Family members of the victim cried and hugged eachother upon hearing the verdicts.
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Arraignment postponed for Diamond Bar teacher

Arraignment was postponed Tuesday for a Diamond Bar teacher who authorities allege was having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student.

Steven Shane Andrews, 41, was scheduled to be arraigned in Pomona Superior Court, but the proceedings were postponed, confirmed Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Andrews, a teacher at Lorbeer Middle School, faces 18 felony counts stemming from an alleged relationship with the girl from May through September, according to a criminal complaint filed in Superior Court by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Andrews is scheduled to return to court Nov. 1 for arraignment on the charges, Gibbons said.
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