Thursday, April 18 2013 8:15 PM EDT2013-04-19 00:15:46 GMT
SANTA MARIA - The eight men and two women charged in the Ibarra homicide case returned to Santa Maria Court with their attorneys to be formally arraigned on murder and various other charges that couldMore >>
D.A. still deciding whether to seek death penalty in killing of Anthony Ibarra.More >>
Wednesday, April 10 2013 3:24 PM EDT2013-04-10 19:24:32 GMT
SANTA MARIA - Eight men and two women are charged in the homicide of 28 year old Anthony Ibarra whom prosecutors say was beaten, tortured and killed last month in a home on West Donovan Road in what prosecutorsMore >>
Ten men and women are charged in gang-related, torture-involved killing of Anthony Ibarra last month.More >>
Tuesday, April 9 2013 8:18 PM EDT2013-04-10 00:18:48 GMT
SANTA MARIA - If you own a home and rent it out you can sit back and collect the rent. But you're still potentially liable for everything that happens on or in the property including if there is a homicide.More >>
Santa Maria home where authorities say Anthony Ibarra was tortured and killed was rented out.More >>
Friday, April 5 2013 9:24 PM EDT2013-04-06 01:24:04 GMT
SANTA MARIA - All nine suspects have been arrested for the murder of one man and all set to be arraigned in court next Wednesday. Seven defendants are charged with murder and could face the death penalty. TheMore >>
Conflict Defense Team attorneys work under contract with the Superior Court in cases where there are multiple defendants.More >>
Wednesday, April 3 2013 11:29 PM EDT2013-04-04 03:29:36 GMT
SANTA MARIA - 19 year old Verenisa Aviles is the latest defendant to be charged in what prosecutors say was a gang-related, torture killing of Anthony Ibarra in a home on West Donovan Street on March 17. PoliceMore >>
Verenisa Aviles is ninth defendant charged in the alleged gang-related, torture killing of Anthony Ibarra.More >>
Tuesday, March 26 2013 10:27 PM EDT2013-03-27 02:27:43 GMT
SANTA MARIA - Six of eight defendants in the Anthony Ibarra homicide are facing murder charges with special allegations that include lying in wait, kidnapping, torture, committing murder for a criminalMore >>
Six of eight defendants in the Anthony Ibarra homicide are facing murder charges with special allegations.More >>
Tuesday, March 26 2013 8:55 PM EDT2013-03-27 00:55:35 GMT
SANTA MARIA - Some of the suspects arrested and charged in the murder of Anthony Ibarra in Santa Maria last week were released from prison under AB 109. AB 109 is California's controversial state prisonMore >>
Controversial state prison realignment called into question with involvement of defendants in alleged gang-related murder.More >>
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - News cameras were not allowed inside Santa Maria Court for the first appearance of three of four suspects charged in a homicide that may result in a death penalty prosecution.
Santa Maria Police say the body of 28-year-old Anthony Ibarra was found in the back of a U-Haul truck found parked in an Orcutt neighborhood on Tuesday.
Police arrested Ramon Maldonado, Carmen Cardenas and Pedro Torres on murder charges in connection with Ibarra's death.
A fourth suspect, Reyes Gonzales, currently in Santa Barbara County Jail, has also been charged in Ibarra's death which is linked to a home on West Donovan Road.
Reyes Gonzales was arrested last year after a drug raid on a home in Orcutt and also charged with child endangerment.
Santa Maria Police say Gonzales violated his AB 109 probation at the time of his arrest last year and is a documented gang member.
Wednesday afternoon in court, the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's office revealed it is alleging torture was used in Anthony Ibarra's death which would open the door for a death penalty prosecution.
No plea was entered to the murder charges against the three suspects in court Wednesday.
All four suspects are expected back in Santa Maria Court on Friday morning for a formal arraignment on the charges against them.
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:26:01 GMT
Monterey, Calif. - A new generation of Americans, bout 2.4 million, who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan are now coming home, thousands to the central coast. Estimates are showing 20 to 30 percent of thoseMore >>
Monterey, Calif. - A new generation of Americans, about 2.4 million, who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan are now coming home, thousands to the central coast. Estimates are showing 20 to 30 percent of those are being diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. This is the first in a three part Center For Investigative action series on what these young soldiers are facing as they come home and how it will impact the central coast.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:04 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:04:28 GMT
SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- The Santa Maria Ford Dealership is under fire after customers say they lure in with flyers promising they had won a prize but when they got to the dealership, they never got it.More >>
Customer after customer said they were told they were winners for successfully matching three symbols on this flyer but the dealership says those prizes never came.
Thursday, May 23 2013 4:19 PM EDT2013-05-23 20:19:09 GMT
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Police arrested 36-year old Carlos Israel Xitumul-Pineda for felony charges of intercourse or sodomy with a child, sodomy against a victim's will by force, and committing a lewdMore >>
Police arrested 36-year old Carlos Israel Xitumul-Pineda for felony charges of intercourse or sodomy with a child, sodomy against a victim's will by force, and committing a lewd act upon a child. Xitumul-Pineda was babysitting the two 5-year old victims, said police.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 4:14 PM EDT2013-05-23 20:14:49 GMT
ATASCADERO, Calif. – The Atascadero Police Department has confirmed a death first reported as suspicious on Wednesday, May 22nd is now being classified as a homicide. The victim is identified as 52-yearMore >>
The Atascadero Police Department has confirmed a death first reported as suspicious on Wednesday, May 22nd is now being classified as a homicide.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 3:39 PM EDT2013-05-23 19:39:50 GMT
MONTEREY, Calif. -- The National Weather Service has issued a tsunami warning to areas bordering the Pacific Ocean and adacent seas. The tsunami warning has not been extended to California, Oregon, Washington,More >>
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a destructive tsunami has not been generated based on its historical earthquake and tsunami data.More >>