AS HEARD IN COURT ON FEBRUARY 3, 2017
People v. Valenzuela, Gerardo: On November 20, 1998, Defendant was convicted of felony violations of Penal Code section 187, Second Degree Murder, and Penal Code Section 664/187, Attempted Murder, with a special allegation of Penal Code Section 120022(b)(1), Personal Use of a Deadly Weapon, a hammer. Defendant was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison. On February 1, 2017, at Defendant’s first parole hearing, he was denied parole and found unsuitable for release from prison for an additional 5 years. After 5 years, Defendant may once again petition for release and request his second parole hearing to show evidence of rehabilitation. This parole board hearing was prosecuted by DDA Neumann at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego, CA.
People v. Kelley, Brandon: Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 4573.6(a), Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Prison, and an Enhancement of a Prior Prison Conviction. Defendant was sentenced to 2 years and 4 months in state prison. The case was prosecuted by DDA Neumann with assistance from California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Sergeant Feeney and Officer Swart.
People v. Pierce, Jeffery: Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 29805, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm with a Specified Prior Conviction. Defendant was sentenced to 120 days in county jail, 3 years of formal probation, and a destruction of the two shotguns. The case was prosecuted by DDA Harbarger with assistance from Fish and Wildlife Warden Beals.