Court: 14-Year-Old Can't Be Held Responsible For Sex With TeacherThe girl had accused the district in a lawsuit of failing to adequately supervise her 8th grade math teacher, Elkis Hermida. She appealed after a jury found the district was not negligent.
Folsom Prostitute Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter, Drug Charges In Google Exec's DeathA California prostitute charged with killing a Google executive with an overdose of heroin aboard his yacht pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and administering drugs.
Jury Convicts Father Accused Of Tossing Daughter Off Cliff To Avoid Custody PaymentsCameron Brown showed no emotion as the verdict in the long-running case was read in Los Angeles Superior Court, while the mother of Lauren Sarene Key breathed heavily and began crying in the gallery.
California Court: State Can Remove Out-Of-Control Child, Even If Parents Aren't To Blame"When a child thereby faces a substantial risk of serious physical harm, a parent's inability to supervise or protect a child is enough by itself to invoke the juvenile court's dependency jurisdiction," the court said in its 3-0 ruling.
Mom Accused Of Killing Baby Appears Briefly In Woodland CourtSamantha Green, the local woman accused of killing her 20-day-old infant in February, was back in court this morning.
Court: Defendants Found Insane At Trial Don't Have To Testify At Confinement Extension HearingsThe court, in a unanimous decision, said state law extends federal and state rights that defendants have during criminal proceedings to such mental health hearings. Among those rights is the U.S. Constitution's 5th Amendment guarantee allowing defendants not to take the witness stand to avoid incriminating themselves.
Woman Can Get Married To Dead Man, Utah Supreme Court RulesSeventy-eight-year-old John Vanderwerff died without any children in 2010, and named Gardiner in his will. But four of his cousins argue the relationship didn't fit the definition of a common-law marriage. A judge agreed she didn't properly inform his estate of the union and tossed the marriage declaration.
Jehovah's Witnesses Ordered To Pay $13.5 Million In Molestation CaseThe Jehovah's Witnesses have been ordered to pay $13.5 million to a Southern California man who said he was molested as a child by a church member.
Insanity Defense Expected For Davis Mom Accused Of Killing DaughterA Davis mother accused of killing her five-year-old daughter is expected to plead not guilty by reason of insanity at her next court appearance scheduled for Wednesday.
Woman Accused In Light-Rail Shooting Appears In CourtThe woman accused of shooting and killing a light rail passenger in downtown Sacramento last month faced a judge again today.
California Supreme Court Moves High-Speed Rail Case To Appeals CourtThe California Supreme Court on Wednesday transferred a legal appeal over the state's high-speed rail project to a state appellate court, declining to take up the case directly as Gov. Jerry Brown's administration had requested.
ICE To Limit Use Of Shackles At Immigration CourtACLU class action lawsuit settlement applies only to cases in Northern California.