The Sacramento Bee reports that jurors returned guilty verdicts on Tuesday against 29-year-old Donald Ortez-Lucero and 30-year-old Christopher Strong.
Authorities say the men were about to rob the Sacramento drug house when 21-year-old Sean Aquitania pulled up with his son in the backseat to visit a friend.
Ortez-Lucero's handgun allegedly discharged while he was pistol-whipping Aquitania. The boy was shot in the head and died.
Authorities say Aquitania was shot and killed when he ran into the house and attacked the gunmen after determining his son was dead.
The two men are scheduled to be sentenced in May.
Police say the death of a woman found in the American River this morning near Sacramento State is being treated as a homicide.
(AP) — The California state Senate is rejecting a bill that would end a practice of extending jail and prison sentences for repeat drug offenders.
A well-known social media journalist has been sentenced to two years in federal prison after he was convicted of conspiring with the hacking group Anonymous to break into the Los Angeles Times' website and alter a story.
(AP) - Prosecutors say they won't seek the death penalty against three young transients accused of robbing and killing a man and woman days apart in Northern California.
California’s criminal justice system has undergone a host of dramatic changes since Gov. Jerry Brown was elected to his third term in 2010 — many of them engineered or supported by Brown, in large part to ease crowding in the state’s prison system.