In August 2007, Calvin Sharp chased down, attacked, and brutally killed a 6-year-old boy, Sev’n Molina, with a meat cleaver. When Sev’n’s mother, Sandra Ruiz, tried to stop the attack, Sharp attacked her as well, causing major life-long injuries. A neighbor, Diane Cox, also attempted to intervene and suffered serious injuries at the hands of Sharp.
Real Justice: Victims’ Rights Delivered – May 14, 2012 – Sacramento, California
On behalf of the California District Attorneys Association I am delighted to welcome you to this important statewide conference on victims’ rights. At the outset, I want to acknowledge and thank the California Emergency Management Agency for the funding that made this conference possible.
Report on the Public Integrity Investigation of Oxnard City Officials
Report on the Fatal Shooting of Jaime Daniel Delgado by Simi Valley Police Officer Jason Wilkison November 13, 2010
Report on the May 20, 2011 Fatal Shooting of Mario Lopez by Officer Eric Jackson of the Ventura Police Department
Parents of Murdered Children National Day of Remembrance – September 25, 2012
In 2010, nearly 15,000 people were murdered or were the victims of manslaughter nationwide. This equates to one murder every 35.6 seconds. Sadly, 21 of these homicides were committed in Ventura County – a number that, thankfully, well below our average of 32 homicides per year.
Report on the Non-Fatal Shooting of Phillip G. Guevara by Senior Officer Scott Varner of the Santa Paula Police Department on October 6, 2010
Historical cases of interest prosecuted in Ventura County.
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Victim Beatrice Bellis, age 87, was deaf and functionally mute. She lived at the Mar Vista apartment complex, an elder care facility located in Port Hueneme, California. In June 1993, an unknown assailant slipped into her unlocked apartment, stabbed her repeatedly with a large kitchen knife, and raped her as she bled to death. The perpetrator cleaned up in the bathroom then fled from the building in the dead of night. Despite an intense investigation and neighborhood canvass, the Port Hueneme Police Department was initially unable to develop evidence leading to a culpable suspect.
Report on the shooting of Juan Luis Reyes by Oxnard Detective Edward Baldwin on March 17, 2010