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Jury Hangs 8-4 For Acquittal in UC Davis Sexual Assault Case

May 21, 2015

by Tiffany Yeh, Makisha Singh, and Lauren King The jury foreperson (juror #2) told the judge that the jury had reached a sort of deadlock. She stated that several jury members seemed very firm in their decision. The judge asked each jury member if they thought there was a reasonable probability of arriving at...

Prosecution Resumes Sexual Assault Case Against Lang Her

May 16, 2015
Prosecution Resumes Sexual Assault Case Against Lang Her

By Tiffany Yeh Another witness for the prosecution testified today. She was doubtful about certain words in the report that the nurse practitioner wrote after YX’s exam, specifically the words “forceful anal penetration.” She disagreed with the wording. She described that part of the findings as “not typical” and said that she felt like...

UC Davis Sexual Assault Trial Resumes

May 15, 2015
UC Davis Sexual Assault Trial Resumes

By Jackie Snyder and Lauren King May 14, 2015, marked the third day of the Lang Her trial.  The victim in this case, who is referred to as only YX, took the witness stand.  She was accompanied by a victim advocate, who sat by her side while she told her story regarding the alleged...

Trial Opens into the Sexual Assault of UC Davis Student

May 14, 2015
Trial Opens into the Sexual Assault of UC Davis Student

By Lauren King, Jackie Snyder, and Tiffany Yeh Opening Statements “This is a case of opportunity,” began Deputy District Attorney Amanda Zambor on the afternoon of May 12, 2015, “but rape, none the less.”   Ms. Zambor’s statement marked both the beginning of the Lang Her trial and its opening arguments at the Yolo County...

Commentary: Fair Verdict in Repo Case Does Not Diminish Critical Problems

May 7, 2015

by Antoinnette Borbon On Wednesday the outcome of the trial involving the Bonilla family, who were arrested and charged with Grand Theft, Battery and Vandalism proved to be a very fair judgment on the jurors part. Jurors came back hung on the Grand Theft charge, an acquittal on battery and convicted on felony vandalism. It seemed pretty appropriate since...

Repo Case Wraps Up With Compelling Arguments For Reasonable Doubt

May 6, 2015

by Antoinnette Borbon After what both prosecution and defense called a long four days of trial, the case against the three co-defendants concluded this afternoon sending jurors into deliberation. On May 11, of 2013, Guillermo and Sandra Bonilla were at home when a man knocked on the door asking them if they wanted to remove...

Repo Man Case Wraps Up

May 6, 2015
Repo Man Case Wraps Up

By Jackie Snyder and Lauren King People v Bonilla concluded today after the testimony three additional witnesses. Among the witnesses called was an expert witness on repossession and towing of vehicles, a past employee of the Bonilla’s and the Executive Director of the Davis Vanguard. The first witness called to testify had extensive knowledge...

Yolo DA’s Office Attempts to Subpoena Vanguard Reporter to Testify in Repo Man Trial

May 5, 2015
Yolo DA’s Office Attempts to Subpoena Vanguard Reporter to Testify in Repo Man Trial

By Lauren King CEO and lead reporter for the Davis Vanguard, David Greenwald, was subpoenaed and ordered to appear in court on the afternoon of May 4, 2015, after the Yolo County District Attorney’s office caught wind of a recent Vanguard article, in part, describing the felony case of Guillermo and Sandra Bonilla along...

Repo Man Theft Trial Continues

May 2, 2015
Repo Man Theft Trial Continues

by Tiffany Veh The case of a family accused of assaulting a repossession agent and taking his dollies continued on Friday.  On May 11, 2013, a repo man banged on the West Sacramento door of Guillermo and Sandra Bonilla, shared with his brother Juan Bonilla. What started out as a simple attempt at repossession...

Supporters of Nan-Hui Jo Speak Out on Sentencing, Discuss Next Steps

Apr 29, 2015
Supporters of Nan-Hui Jo Speak Out on Sentencing, Discuss Next Steps

by Lauren King Nan-Hui Jo’s sentencing hearing took place on the afternoon of April 28, 2015 at the Yolo County Superior Courthouse to much public fanfare.  Supporters of Ms. Jo, as well as members of the media, filled the courtroom to capacity as they waited to hear what the defendant’s future would hold.  To...

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