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Murders sentenced to life

Updated: 5/27/13, 3:55 P.M.

 

Three men have pleaded guilty to various charges surrounding a 2009 murder.

30-year-old Jose Velasquez, 26-year-old Alejandro Chavez, and 23-year-old Cristobal Ramirez all entered pleas of guilty last week to the murder of Oscar Sanchez.

The three men lured 35-year-old Sanchez into a car in January 2009 and drove him to a remote area of Santa Cruz County where they beat and stabbed him to death.

Velasquez pled guilty to first degree murder and will serve life in prison without the possibility of parole. Chavez pleaded guilty to 17 felonies including manslaughter and kidnapping, he was sentenced to 60 years in state prison, and Ramirez pled guilty to 7 felonies and will serve 35 years in prison.

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Walmart Found Guilty

Walmart has been ordered to pay 81 million dollars after pleading guilty Tuesday to charges the company dumped hazardous waste in California.

Walmart was accused of improperly disposing of pesticides, fertilizer and paint from some of its stores by dumping the waste into storm drains.

The dumping occurred between 2003 and 2005 in 16 California counties.

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Attempted kidnapping in Salinas

A man Monterey county authorities were search for in connection with a rape investigation was arrested when he tried to lure a teen into his car.

The attempted kidnapping took place Saturday afternoon when 31 year-old Manuel Sanchez drove alongside a 16-year-old girl near Closter Park in Salinas.

The teen called police and responding officers located Sanchez nearby and arrested him for annoying and molesting a child.

 

5/28 2:25

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ARREST OF ‘BRUTAL ATTACKER’ - 05/28/13 12:27 S.S.

A  54  YEAR-OLD  MAN  HAS  BEEN  ARRESTED  IN  CONNECTION  WITH  AN  ALLEGED  BRUTAL  ATTACK  ON  A  WOMAN.      COLIN  RAY  JOHNSON REPORTEDLY  KICKED  HIS  VICTIM  MULTIPLE  TIMES,   BEFORE  TRYING  TO  CHOKE  HER.      THE  ATTACK  REPORTEDLY  OCCURRED   IN  SEASIDE  SATURDAY….BUT  THE  VICTIM  WAS  NOT  LOCATED  UNTIL  MONDAY.      ANYONE  WITH  ANY  INFORMATION  ABOUT  THIS  INCIDENT  IS  ENCOURAGED  TO  CONTACT  THE  SEASIDE  POLICE  DEPARTMENT.

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3 INJ IN 2 SEASIDE SHOOTINGS - 05/28/13 08:30 S.S.

3  PEOPLE  SUFFERED  GUNSHOT  WOUNDS  IN  2  SHOOTINGS  IN  SEASIDE  OVER  THE  MEMORIAL  DAY  WEEKEND.     THE  FIRST  OCCURRED  AROUND  7  P-M  FRIDAY  NIGHT,   ON  THE  15  HUNDRED  BLOCK  OF  SOTO  STREET.      THE  MAN  INJURED  IN  THAT  SHOOTING  WAS  AIR-LIFTED  TO  A  BAY  AREA  TRAUMA  CENTER.      2  MORE  PEOPLE  WERE  INJURED  IN  A  DRIVE-BY  SHOOTING  SATURDAY  NIGHT,   ON  THE  12  HUNDRED  BLOCK  OF  ORD  ROAD.       A  MAN  WAS  AIRLIFTED  TO A  BAY  AREA  TRAUMA  CENTER  WITH  MULTIPLE  GUNSHOT WOUNDS  AFTER  THAT SHOOTING,   AND  A  WOMAN  WAS  TRANSPORTED  TO  LOCAL  HOSPITAL  FOR  THE  TREATMENT  OF  HER  WOUNDS.

BOTH  SHOOTINGS  APPEAR TO  HAVE  BEEN  GANG-RELATED.

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