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Rastafarian church leader could face prison term
Jurors are now deliberating two felony conspiracy charges against Rastafarian church leader Heidi Lepp.
After hearing closing arguments from the prosecution and defense, jurors will now decide whether they believe Lepp is guilty of conspiring to cultivate marijuana and conspiring to sell marijuana, charges which carry a maximum of three years’ imprisonment.
The charges stem from an incident Aug. 2, 2017, when two deputies were shot and wounded by an alleged disgruntled...
Trial of Rastafarian church leader continues; arrested after foothills
Prosecutors rested their case Wednesday against a Rastafarian church leader and the defense called an expert in medical marijuana.
After two days off, the trial against Heidi Lepp resumed Wednesday with the prosecution’s last witness, Yuba County Sheriff’s Sgt. Brandon Spear, taking the stand.
Lepp is charged with one felony count of conspiracy to cultivate marijuana and one count of felony conspiracy to sell marijuana, charges which carry a maximum of three years...
Trial of self-proclaimed Rastafarian reverend begins; arrested after foothill pot grow shooting
Yuba County prosecutors want jurors to believe that Heidi Lepp’s Rastafarian church was a scam. The defense wants them to believe that she’s a religious woman who wanted to share the benefits of marijuana to those in need.
Lepp, 48, is charged with one felony count of conspiracy to cultivate marijuana and one count of felony conspiracy to sell marijuana, charges which carry a maximum of three years imprisonment.
On Aug. 2, 2017, two deputies were shot and wounded...
"How do you quantify the intangible damage a cop does when he kicks your ass?" asks host Sarah Koenig, in an episode that tackles the aftermath of Jesse Nickerson and Emirius Spencer's run-ins with police.
Oct 31, 2018 - Oxygen
"The Snowball Effect," the seventh episode of the newest season of “Serial,” once again focuses on allegations of corruption and violence against police in the Cleveland area.
Like the preceding episode, Jesse Nickerson, a man who was beaten by police officers in 2016, is the focus. But rather than further detailing his story, hosts Sarah Koenig and Emmanuel Dzotsi explore the trauma Nickerson experienced as a result of his run-in with the law, and draw comparisons to the case...
Oct 15, 2018 - Oxygen
The fifth episode of the new season of "Serial," aptly named "Pleas Baby Pleas," focuses on prosecutors and the plea deals they make.
“Prosecutors are the most powerful people in any courthouse,” host Sarah Koenig says. “Defense attorneys will tell you they’d rather have a fair prosecutor and an unfair judge than a fair judge and an unfair prosecutor, because of all the people who shape a criminal case the prosecutor has the most...
Sarah Koenig sat down with Davon Holmes and Robert "RJ" Scott –t wo witnesses to horrific crimes where children were shot to death – who maintained that they would never snitch.
Oct 9, 2018 - Oxygen
The fourth episode of "Serial’s" newest season, which has been focusing on examining Cleveland’s justice system, looks into a 2015 shooting death of 5-month-old Aavielle Wakefield.
She was shot while she rode in a car with her mother and other relatives after a bullet struck her in the chest; someone was shooting from outside the vehicle, and it does not appear that the baby was the intended target.
Host Sarah Koenig (pictured above) interviews Davon Holmes who was...
The show covers Judge Daniel Gaul, a controversial fiure in Cleveland’s Justice Center, who regularly orders defendants to stop having children.
Sep 24, 2018 - Oxygen
The second episode of “Serial’s” third season is entitled “You’ve Got Some Gauls,” and it primarily follows the court proceedings of Judge Daniel Gaul.
“Serial” and “This American Life” staffer Emmanuel Dzotsi sat in Gaul’s sentencing and probation proceedings for months and noted that Gaul often asks questions that could be perceived as racially prejudiced.
“Is your father in the picture?” Gaul asks one...
California's best criminal lawyer "Joseph Tully exposes power, conspiracy, and cover-ups in the Golden State's failed criminal justice system..."
Sep 14, 2018 - Yahoo! News
California's best criminal lawyer, Joseph Tully, adds Best Selling Author to his legal bio with his book California – State of Collusion (Sutton Hart Press) hitting #1 on Amazon in its category the first week.
California: State of Collusion looks at entrenched conspiracy among the Golden State's judges, prosecutors and police - fabricated testimony, doctored evidence, proof of innocence buried, and judges turning a blind eye while imposing...
Thousands of weed-related convictions may be automatically overturned throughout California next year after lawmakers ushered through a bill ordering a review of criminal records with old marijuana charges that are eligible for reduction or expungement.
Some Californians have been able to wipe their slate clean of certain low-level, nonviolent pot offenses since 2016 thanks to Prop. 64 but not done so for a number of reasons addressed by AB 1793, which passed the state Senate last...
The jury in a San Pablo murder case could not reach a verdict against either defendant, after more than a week of deliberations, it was announced Thursday.
The 12 jurors were essentially evenly split; they leaned 7-5 in favor of convicting Jose Maravilla, 20, and went 7-5 in favor of finding Ignacio Sanchez-Gomez not guilty. The two were charged with murdering, San Pablo resident Adrian Segoviano-Hernandez, 22, during a nighttime shootout last September.
The defendants were also...
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