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Juries returned three first-degree murder verdicts, found one defendant guilty of second-degree murder and acquitted one defendant.
Anderson was sentenced by Judge David Ricciardone under a 2012 change in the law that gives judges the discretion to establish minimum parole eligibility dates in second-degree murder cases.
Bowser pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in May 1978, and in December 2007 he was granted parole by the Parole Board after petitioning for his release several times.
Here, all of the evidence indicated Gregory acted in the heat of passion, as the trial court stated, and therefore fails to support the finding of second-degree murder,'' wrote the author of the appellate decision.
Olt says he is seeking a second-degree murder charge against Murphy, as "it was not apparent Murphy intended to kill Martinez.
Graham Pressley, then 17, of Goleta, was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to a juvenile facility until his 25th birthday.
found Aaron McKinney guilty of felony murder and second-degree murder in the death of University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard as well as guilty of aggravated robbery and kidnapping.
LANCASTER -- A six-time drunk driver blamed for a crash that killed a Lancaster grandmother has been convicted of second-degree murder and other charges.
An appellate court reviewing the second-degree murder conviction of a Palmdale teenager who killed another boy with a baseball bat after a youth-league game asked attorneys Thursday whether the contention that he acted ``in the heat of passion'' was raised during his trial.
Jurcoane was convicted in 2002 of second-degree murder and sentenced to 32 years to life in prison for the July 1984 shooting of retired Lockheed test pilot Lloyd Bryden, Jurcoane's former employer, and Alice McCannel, Bryden's girlfriend.
Convicted of second-degree murder, he was sentenced to 17 years to life in prison, and first became eligible for parole in 1996.
A woman convicted of second-degree murder for running over a man with her car outside a Van Nuys bagel store was found competent Thursday to stand trial to determine if she was insane at the time of the crime.