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February 21, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Mark Martinez (DOB 12/02/82), of Santa Paula, was found guilty of first-degree murder and shooting at an inhabited dwelling for the shooting death of Norma Elizalde, of Santa Paula, which occurred on March 29, 2014.

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February 14, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Kenneth Maxwell Baron (DOB 05/17/87), of Oak Park, was sentenced to serve 10 years 4 months in state prison.

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February 1, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Yvonne L. Martin (DOB 03/13/1951), a former Newbury Park resident currently living in Las Vegas, pled guilty on February 1, 2019, to 15 felony counts of grand theft and forgery.

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January 25, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Daniel John Marcus (DOB 05/30/1986), of Ventura, was convicted by a jury of inflicting corporal injury on a cohabitant, dissuading a witness by force or violence, and false imprisonment.

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January 25, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Judge Manuel Covarrubias sentenced Maryann Salazar (DOB 7/16/1991), a transient, to 261 days in the Ventura County jail, 48 months of formal probation and 52 weeks of child abuse classes for child endangerment and obstructing a peace officer.

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January 17, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Daniel Alvarez (DOB 3/25/1993), of Oxnard, was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole by Judge Ryan Wright.

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January 14, 2019

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Charles Ruben (DOB 9/13/1951), formerly of Simi Valley, pled guilty to a felony violation of Insurance Code section 1871.4(a)(1)—making a fraudulent statement of a material fact for the purpose of obtaining workers’ compensation benefits.

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January 9, 2019

VENTURA, California –District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Juan Benito Rueda (DOB 8/28/68), of Santa Paula, was sentenced on January 8, 2019, to the maximum possible sentence of 135 years to life in prison for molesting multiple children under the age of 14.

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January 7, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Manuel Dominguez (DOB 02-28-99) of Santa Maria, has been charged with murder and personal use of a firearm for the shooting death of Robert Gutierrez of Oxnard.

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January 2, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that the Ventura County District Attorney’s Consumer and Environmental Protection Unit reached a $500,000 civil settlement with Santa Paula-based Anterra Energy Services, Inc., Anterra Transportation, Inc., and Anterra Corporation (“Anterra Companies”).

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