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San Francisco Bicyclist Charged With Misdemeanor Vehicular Manslaughter

Posted by: on November 23, 2011

A 23-year-old San Francisco bicyclist who allegedly ran a red light and struck and killed a pedestrian entered not guilty pleas today to misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter.

The bicyclist was  riding north on the Embarcadero at about 8:30 a.m. July 15 when he hit Dionette Cherney, 68, who was crossing Mission Street with her husband.  Cherney, who was visiting from Washington, D.C., died of head injuries at a hospital Aug. 11.

The cyclist was charged with only a misdemeanor because investigators concluded he had not collided with Cherney purposely or with gross negligence.

If you or someone you love has been accused of vehicular manslaughter please contact our office at 415-484-1718 or info@chewlawoffices.com for an immediate consultation.

Source:  SF Gate...

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San Mateo teen charged as an adult for murder

Posted by: on July 14, 2011

San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office charges teen as an adult for the shooting death of a 3-month-old boy.  17-year-old Fabian Zaragoza entered pleas of not guilty on Wednesday for the fatal shooting of Izack Jesus Jimenez Garcia and the wounding of his parents.

Zaragoza is also facing a special circumstance charge of lying in wait, two counts of attempted murder and use of a firearm.  Zaragoza and a 16-year-old boy were arrested for allegedly opening fire at Izack and his family as they were leaving a baby shower in East Palo Alto.

Police say the shooting was a case of mistaken identity and intended as apparent retaliation for a beating Zaragoza received during a gang fight in May.

If you or someone you love has been accused of murder, attempted murder, or is a juvenile being charged as an adult, please contact our office at 415-484-1718 or info@chewlawoffices.com for an immediate consultation.

Source: KTVU News ...

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Mother and daughter found guilty in Alameda Superior Court for the murder of an elderly Dublin woman

Posted by: on June 28, 2011

An Alameda County jury has convicted an Antioch mother and daughter of murder in the 2009 death of a 91-year-old Dublin woman found stuffed into her own trash can.

In a trial that included evidence of a litany of weapons, incriminating computer searches, and even a murder-planning “to-do” list created by the suspects, jurors on Tuesday said they found Rosa Hill, 36, and 57-year-old Mei Li guilty of all counts.

One juror said outside the courtroom Tuesday that the amount of items brought to the Dublin home that day convinced him Rosa Hill was guilty.

“The evidence was all there,” said the juror, who did not want to be named. “You can’t go around it.”

In addition to finding the women guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Selma “Sally” Hill on Jan. 7, 2009, they were also found guilty of the premeditated attempted murder of Eric Hill, Selma Hill’s grandson and Rosa Hill’s estranged husband. Eric Hill was attacked when he went upstairs looking for his grandmother that day.

Mei Li was also charged and found guilty of one count of first-degree residential burglary.

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Novato woman arraigned today in Marin County Superior Court for allegedly embezzling over $200K form interior design company

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A Novato woman was charged with embezzling an estimated $210,000 from an interior design company in Corte Madera, authorities said.

Sanaz Banihashemi, 30, could face up to eight years in prison on charges of embezzlement, forgery and fraud, plus penalty enhancements related to white-collar crimes, said Deputy District Attorney Tom Brown.

Banihashemi is accused of stealing the money between October 2007 and last July, when she worked as bookkeeper and office manager for Kaleidoscope Designs Inc., Twin Cities police Detective Cheryl Paris said Tuesday.

If you or someone you love has been accused of a felony white-collar crime, such as embezzlement, forgery and fraud, please contact our office at 415-484-1718 or info@www.chewlawoffices.com for an immediate consultation.

Source: Marin Independent Journal...

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Marin County man killed in hit-and-run collision, driver faces Vehicular Manslaughter charges if caught

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A Novato man was the victim of a fatal hit-and-run collision this week, police confirmed Friday.

Binh Van Tran, 64, was found dead around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 101 near Hopland, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Tran had apparently run out of gas and was walking along the road when he was struck by a southbound vehicle near Old River Road, the CHP said. Police said there was no sign the driver tried to avoid Tran. The driver remained at large Friday and the investigation was continuing.

If you or someone you love has been accused of a felony crime, such as vehicular manslaughter, please contact our office at 415-484-1718 or info@www.chewlawoffices.com for an immediate consultation.

Source: Marin Independent Journal...

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