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California's "three strike law" may shorten the prison term for many repeat offenders

California's "three strike law" may shorten the prison term for many repeat offenders

With the judge's action of lifting the order, the daily credits may be worth up to two-thirds off their prison sentences
U.S. Attorneys Office reports an average of 10 new case despite the pandemic

U.S. Attorneys Office reports an average of 10 new case despite the pandemic

The U.S. Attorney reported that even with the pandemic, it filed charges in 3,850 cases of serious crimes and conducted 40 jury trials, almost all through video hearings to prevent viral transmission.
Prisoners will be transferred to Santee women's prison to control COVID-19 infections

Prisoners will be transferred to Santee women's prison to control COVID-19 infections

The San Diego County Sheriff's Office reported that as of this weekend, it is transferring about 200 inmates from county jails to the women's prison in Santee as a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 
Chula Vista man killed in single vehicle collision in East County

Chula Vista man killed in single vehicle collision in East County

A single-vehicle collision Thursday morning in East County killed a Chula Vista man after the impact of hitting a tree caused the driver to eject from the vehicle.
Attorney General of Baja California reveals information surrounding the murder of Tijuana photojournalist

Attorney General of Baja California reveals information surrounding the murder of Tijuana photojournalist

The firearm used to fatally shoot photojournalist Margarito Martínez Esquivel of  Tijuana on Monday was used to commit at least five other violent crimes within the same area. 
Murder conviction upheld in appeals court for motorist who fatally stabbed another during a road rage dispute

Murder conviction upheld in appeals court for motorist who fatally stabbed another during a road rage dispute

Rickey Vernon Smith, 61, faces 16 years to life in state prison for the Nov. 27, 2018 murder of 36-year-old Horace Williams.
Confrontation with Seven Mile Casino security guard leads to a man's death

Confrontation with Seven Mile Casino security guard leads to a man's death

The man, who is believed to be transient, sustained injuries from an altercation at the casino’s main entrance, according to police. He was transported to UC San Diego Medical Center. 
Man killed in Chula Vista in high speed collision that caused his vehicle to overturn

Man killed in Chula Vista in high speed collision that caused his vehicle to overturn

The man’s identification is being withheld pending notification of the family.
A Chula Vista Verizon store looses $30,000 worth of product in a robbery

A Chula Vista Verizon store looses $30,000 worth of product in a robbery

The suspect fled with multiple cellphones in his possession after reportedly forcing his way into a Verizon store at the Otay Ranch Town Center.
San Ysidro 7-Eleven robbed at gunpoint

San Ysidro 7-Eleven robbed at gunpoint

The thief is described as a man between 30-40 years old with a medium build, wearing a black hat and black clothes.