Friday, December 20, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman known as the face of the San Francisco Bay Area's nude rights movement was wed yesterday in front of City Hall wearing only a veil. Gypsy Taub received a citation from police for public nudity after the ceremony. The police released her after she agreed to put her gown back on.
SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) — A Central California man has been convicted of raping his two goddaughters and asking a jail inmate to kill them before they could testify at his trial. Felix Nicolas Jr. was sentenced yesterday to 206 years to life in prison. Prosecutors say the Santa Maria man sexually abused his goddaughters for four years beginning in 1999, when they were 8 and 9 years old. They reported the abuse years later.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal jury has found a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer guilty of conspiring to smuggle drugs and immigrants through San Diego-area border crossings. But U-T San Diego reports that jurors acquitted officer Lorne Jones of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes. The jury will continue deliberations this morning to consider special circumstances that could affect Jones' sentence.
WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been found dead after a fire near an Orange County freeway. The Orange County Register reports that police and fire departments are investigating whether the woman may have died in a cooking accident in a homeless encampment in Westminster.