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July 18, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that James Robert Camacho (DOB 03/22/84), of La Puente, was sentenced by Judge Bruce Young to 12 months in the Ventura County jail, immediately followed by 36 months of supervised release.

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July 17, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that Jahshua Jarrett (DOB 05/14/98), of Santa Paula, has been charged with murder, and a special allegation that he personally used a firearm, for the shooting death of Cristina Pena on July 14, 2019.

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July 17, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that on July 3, 2019, Fredy Lazaro (DOB 4/25/90), of Oxnard, was arraigned and pled not guilty to multiple counts of child molestation in violation of Penal Code section 288(a).

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July 17, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today the filing of charges against Camarillo resident Debra Elaine Ashcraft (DOB 11/23/57). Ashcraft is charged with one felony count of structuring and five felony counts of income tax evasion.

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July 16, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that Mark James Martinez (DOB 12/02/82), of Santa Paula, was sentenced yesterday by Judge Derek Malan to life without the possibility of parole plus a consecutive 65 years to life in prison.

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July 12, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that four counts of misdemeanor conflict of interest were filed against Raymond Gutierrez Jr. (DOB 11/16/1959), of Ventura, Manager of the Development & Inspection Services Division of the County of Ventura Public Works Agency.

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July 11, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Howard Novak (DOB 03/08/54), of Simi Valley, was sentenced by Judge Ryan Wright to 12 years in state prison following his conviction by jury of voluntary manslaughter with personal use of a knife for the killing of his stepson, Kelly Hughes, age 28.

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July 10, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Neil David Kimball (DOB 6/13/73), of Agoura, pled guilty to a lewd act with a child and unlawful sexual intercourse.

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July 10, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Alexander Galvan (DOB 10/27/91), of Camarillo, was sentenced by Judge Bruce Young yesterday to 32 months in state prison.

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July 8, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that on Friday, July 5, 2019, Ventura County Superior Court Judge Kevin G. DeNoce, issued a written ruling finding Senate Bill 1437 unconstitutional.

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