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April 19, 2019

VENTURA, California –District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that on April 19, 2019, a felony complaint was filed against Leroy Chad Tracy (DOB 6/3/80), of Santa Paula.

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April 17, 2019

VENTURA, California –District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Henry Mata (DOB 6/13/51), of Fillmore, was convicted of molesting four children under the age of 14.

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April 16, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Idee Lee Scholz (DOB 3/16/62), of Simi Valley, pled guilty to one count of second-degree murder for the killing of Janice Richardson of Simi Valley.

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April 15, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today the filing of charges against Inez Marie Byars (DOB 5/15/1975), of Oxnard, on nine felony fraud counts.

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April 11, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Tyler Ostertag (10/16/1994), of Camarillo, was found guilty of second-degree murder for the stabbing death of Daniel Morales, of Camarillo, and dissuading a witness to the murder.

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April 10, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that this morning, the district attorneys of Sacramento, Santa Barbara, Orange, Ventura, Contra Costa, and Tulare Counties met to review the aggravating and mitigating circumstances in the Joseph DeAngelo (“Golden State Killer”) case pursuant to the death review protocol of Sacramento County.

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April 5, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that the week of April 7 – 13, 2019, is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

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April 3, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Daniel John Marcus (DOB 05/30/86), of Ventura, was sentenced to 29 years to life in prison by Judge Jeffrey Bennett.

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March 25, 2019

VENTURA, California –District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Gale Hartman (DOB 03/14/1938), was sentenced after pleading no contest to four felony counts of grand theft.

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March 22, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Shane Felton Loomis (DOB 07/17/72), of Thousand Oaks, has been charged with one count of felony gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and a special allegation of having a blood alcohol content of 0.15 percent or higher.

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