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Mistrial in case of DUI deaths of 2 couples

VISTA — A judge declared a mistrial July 6 in the case of a woman accused of killing two North County couples during a head-on collision. San Diego Superior Court Judge Runston Maino made the decision after jurors informed him last week that they were deadlocked 11-1 in favor of guilt that Deanna Fridley had […]

Skateboard rally takes cause to the streets

CARLSBAD — Rome wasn’t built in a day, and the Carlsbad Village Skateboarding Museum and Action Art Center will not be either. Advocates, however, cemented a stronger foundation for the proposed project June 21 with the first Skate for the Cause rally, which was held in conjunction with the sport’s global holiday — Go Skateboarding […]

Witness takes stand against friend in quadruple DUI murder trial

VISTA — From the moment Anthony Boles was pulled from a horrific accident near Pala Casino, he has been adamant that he was not behind the wheel when the vehicle he was in slammed into a vehicle killing two North County couples. “I would take my own rap,” said Boles from the witness stand June […]

Officer convicted of taking sex bribe

SAN DIEGO — A former California Highway Patrol officer was convicted June 21 of dismissing a female motorist’s speeding ticket in exchange for sex. A downtown San Diego jury found Abram Anthony Carabajal, a retired Oceanside CHP officer, guilty of perjury, receipt of a bribe and conspiracy to obstruct justice — all felonies. The woman, […]

Teen to stand trial for killing brother-in-law

OCEANSIDE — A teenager accused of fatally shooting his brother-in-law will have to stand trial for the murder, a San Diego Superior Court judge ruled June 10 at a preliminary hearing in a Vista courtroom. Cesar Magdaleno, who was 17 at the time of the incident, is being charged as an adult with one count […]

Wrongful-death suit relating to 2007 O’side police shooting dismissed

OCEANSIDE — The use of deadly force by three Oceanside police officers in the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man three years ago was “reasonable and justifiable,” a San Diego Superior Court judge ruled June 1. “The reasonableness of a particular use of force must be judged from the perspective of a reasonable officer on […]

Wrongful-death suit relating to 2007 O’side police shooting dismissed

OCEANSIDE — The use of deadly force by three Oceanside police officers in the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man three years ago was “reasonable and justifiable,” a San Diego Superior Court judge ruled June 1. “The reasonableness of a particular use of force must be judged from the perspective of a reasonable officer on […]

Parole agents missed violations by John Gardner prior to Dubois and King killings

ESCONDIDO — “The defendant does not suffer from a psychotic order. He is simply a bad guy who is inordinately interested in young girls,” said Dr. Matthew Carroll in 2000 after evaluating John Gardner prior to his sentencing for the brutal sexual assault of a teenage neighbor. Despite Carroll’s recommendation that Gardner deserved the longest […]

Woman given 365 days in jail for fleeing fatal accident

ESCONDIDO — A San Diego Superior Court judge on June 7 sentenced a 55-year-old woman to one year in jail and probation relating to a 2007 fatal hit-and-run accident that killed a teenager as she crossed an Escondido street. Moments before handing down the sentence, Judge Daniel Goldstein said the case was “extraordinary difficult” in […]

New gang injunction granted against O’side gang

OCEANSIDE — A Superior Court judge on May 25 signed a permanent gang injunction against members of a multi-generational Latino gang. The civil injunction granted by Judge Aaron Katz targets 29 members of Oceanside’s Center Street gang. This is the second court order against the gang; the first was granted in 2003. Authorities said the […]