Compton Rival Gang Members Charged with Murder of 3 Year Old

Compton Rival Gang Members Charged with The Murder of 3-Year Old Boy The Compton murder of a 3-year-old boy who was killed in a shootout that took place in a Compton liquor store parking lot between to rival gang members. Allegedly, Harris' girlfriend and her 3-year-old son Franklin were inside that car were the shooting took place. According to ABC 7 news, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced charges against Dwayne Ward, 30, and Kevaughn Harris, 27 , two rival gang members on Friday. Both Ward and Harris were each charged with one count of murder, shooting at an occupied motor vehicle and possession of a firearm by a felony. If convicted as charged, Ward and Harris face a possible maximum sentence of life in prison. According to PC 187, the California law governing the crime of murder, murder is defined as “the unlawful…

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California Misdemeanor Criminal Justice Process
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California Misdemeanor Criminal Justice Process

Criminal Justice Process: Misdemeanor Charges Misdemeanors are offenses generally punishable jail, county jail, and or fines. On the other hand, felonies are generally punishable by imprisonment in the State prison and/or fines, or in serious murder charges, if special circumstances apply, punishment may include the death penalty. In Los Angeles misdemeanor cases, the Court conducts arraignments where the defendant/accused individual is informed of the specific charges against him/her and are advised of their rights. The Court holds preliminary hearings on felony charges to determine if there is sufficient evidence to require a defendant to stand trial. What Occurs in a Misdemeanor Case? California misdemeanor charges are primarily offenses and hold a maximum punishment of a $1,000 fines and a county jail term of 1 year or less. However, sometimes depending on your misdemeanor charges, your punishment, if foun d guilty, can carry a higher maximum fine.…

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Texas Shooting at Least 26 Dead at First Baptist Church

Texas Shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs A gunman in Texas opened fire with a rifle outside a small Baptist church in rural Texas and continued firing inside the building on Sunday November 5, 2017. According to authorities, at least 26 people were killed and another 20 people injured. While, the names of the victims have not been released, one of the victims was the pastors 14-year-old daughter who was at the church. Witnesses also contend that a 2 year old girl was also killed in the shooting. The ages of the victims ranged from 2-72 years old. According to officials, approximately around 11:15 a.m on November 5, the alleged gunman was wearing all black and began opening fire outside of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs and ultimately entered the building and continued firing. Texas Alleged Shooter Devin Patrick Kelley at…

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