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Jury selection for an MS-13 gang murder case continued Wednesday a week after the next stage in the process moved to the Santa Barbara County courthouse in Santa Maria.
Prosecution and defense attorneys on Friday agreed to dismiss unvaccinated jurors in a jury trial of five Santa Maria defendants accused of co…
The trial for five men charged in an MS-13 gang murder case has been reassigned to a Santa Barbara court earlier this month after a judge in December 2019 split the original defendant group in two.
A prosecutor has opposed a defendant’s motion to exclude photo lineup evidence for a jury trial in which five alleged members of MS-13 are accused of murder and other-gang related charges.
Jury selection began Monday in the trial for five men alleged to be members of a transnational criminal organization and are charged in connection to the deaths of nearly a dozen people in the Santa Maria are
The first day of a trial for five alleged MS-13 gang members accused of murder-related charges kicked off Monday in Santa Maria with a judge h…
The trial for five defendants in a Santa Maria MS-13 case will begin Monday after they were arrested on suspicion of murder and gang charges after more than five years since their arrest in a multi-agency operation and several delays, including some attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A judge on Friday denied a motion by Santa Maria prosecutors to consolidate two groups of five defendants in the MS-13 gang murder trial.
A Santa Barbara County Superior Court judge on Friday approved a request by prosecutors to postpone a motion to combine two defendant groups in an MS-13 gang murder trial to April and delayed the start of the first trial group from May to July.
A motion to combine two defendant groups in the coming MS-13 trial was filed by Santa Barbara County prosecutors last month in an effort to consolidate the case, which has dragged on for nearly five years.