Friday, June 7 2013 7:25 PM EDT2013-06-07 23:25:59 GMT
SANTA MARIA - 54 year old Pedro Torres was so badly beaten in his Santa Barbara County Jail cell last Monday that the County Sheriff's Department, which runs the jail, said Torres could not attend hisMore >>
Pedro Torres was hospitalized after being beaten in his jail cell last Monday. More >>
Thursday, June 6 2013 8:16 PM EDT2013-06-07 00:16:13 GMT
SANTA MARIA - They walked into Santa Maria Court dressed in their own personal clothing and not Santa Barbara County Jail jumpsuits, a key condition for allowing news cameras in court for the first time. SomeMore >>
Sheriff's Department says one of the eleven defendants was beaten in his jail cell on Monday and unable to attend court hearing.More >>
Wednesday, June 5 2013 12:03 PM EDT2013-06-05 16:03:38 GMT
SANTA MARIA – There are eleven defendants charged in the alleged kidnapping, torture and murder of Anthony Ibarra in a Santa Maria back in March. With eleven attorneys at their side, all eleven defendantsMore >>
Arraignments for eleven defendants in gang-related homicide case on Thursday.
Monday, June 3 2013 7:40 PM EDT2013-06-03 23:40:16 GMT
SANTA MARIA - Santa Maria Court had never seen anything like the child molestation trial of pop star Michael Jackson nearly a decade ago. By contrast, the arraignment later this week of 11 defendantsMore >>
The arraignment of 11 defendants in the kidnapping, torture and murder of Anthony Ibarra will be a challenge for court administration.More >>
Tuesday, May 28 2013 7:25 PM EDT2013-05-28 23:25:18 GMT
SANTA MARIA - Three generations of the Maldonado family are behind bars in connection with what police say was the kidnapping, torture and gang-related murder of Anthony Ibarra at a home in Santa MariaMore >>
David, Ramon and Ramon Maldonado Jr. are among eleven suspects charged in murder of Anthony Ibarra.More >>
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 >>
UPDATE: SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Central Coast News has learned the Santa Maria Police have now made the 8th arrest in connection with Monday's homicide investigation of Anthony Ibarra. Police have arrested Anthony Solis during a traffic stop off of Bunny and Broadway late this afternoon. Stay with Central Coast news as the story continues to unfold.
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Santa Maria Police tell Central Coast News that three more suspects have been arrested Thursday for the homicide of Anthony Ibarra of Santa Maria.
The three arrests are connected with Monday's homicide that left one man's body in the back of a U-Haul. According to police, there is at least one more family connection.
David Maldonado, the father of another suspect, Ramon Maldonado, was arrested at the Santa Barbara County Probation Department earlier today. Two additional suspects, Santos Manuel Sauceda and Robert Sosa were caught at a traffic stop and were arrested without incident on the 700 Block of East Central Avenue just before 2 p.m. Thursday.
These arrests bring the total amount of suspects connected to the homicide to seven. The other suspects, Reyes Gonzales, Ramon Maldonado, Carmen Cardenas and Pedro Torres all are scheduled to be in court Friday for arraignment.
Most of the suspects face murder charges, and this case is eligible for the death penalty because of special allegations of torture. Cardenas and Torres face accessory to murder charges.
Follow us on air and online at KCOY.com or MyFox11.com for the latest on this developing story.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 4:36 PM EDT2013-06-19 20:36:39 GMT
Dear Jon - In this installment of Dear Jon, Ricardo writes to me and asks, "Why does Marian Hospital in Santa Maria transfer patients to Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara? He's concerned that Marian onlyMore >>
Dear Jon - In this installment of Dear Jon, Ricardo writes to me and asks, "Why does Marian Hospital in Santa Maria transfer patients to Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara? He's concerned that Marian only has 3 trauma rooms and what happens if there is multiple traumas that fills the spaces! There is a logical response to his question.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 4:34 PM EDT2013-06-19 20:34:03 GMT
CHICAGO, IL- During its annual confrence the The American Medical Association (AMA) decided to adopt several new policies.Obesity as a DiseaseToday, the AMA adopted policy that recognizes obesity as aMore >>
During its annual conference the The American Medical Association (AMA) decided to adopt a new policy that recognizes obesity as a disease.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 4:07 PM EDT2013-06-19 20:07:30 GMT
Dear Jon – Airs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 and 6p on air, online and social media. Sylvia writes to me and asks. "Is the former AJ Spurs in Santa Maria going to reopen? They've had a 'closed for remodeling'More >>
Dear Jon – Airs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 and 6p on air, online and social media. Sylvia writes to me and asks. "Is the former AJ Spurs in Santa Maria going to reopen? They've had a 'closed for remodeling' sign up for a year.More >>
Dear Jon – In this segment we take on tailgating and we don't mean the kind in the parking lot at a Niners or Raiders game. Rebecca writes to me, "Dear Jon, what does the law say about tailgating?" It'sMore >>
Dear Jon – In this segment we take on tailgating and we don't mean the kind in the parking lot at a Niners or Raiders game. Rebecca writes to me, "Dear Jon, what does the law say about tailgating?" It's true, nobody likes to be bullied on the roadway by a tailgater. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:07 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:07:51 GMT
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Investigators responded to reports of a fight that broke out Tuesday night behind a church. A man was found with severe stab wounds, police say he died 30 minutes later at theMore >>
Investigators responded to reports of a fight that broke out Tuesday night behind a church. A man was found with severe stab wounds, police say he died 30 minutes later at the hospital from his injures.More >>