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Statement by Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley on Hate-Driven Speech and Violence Aug 15, 2017

"The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office stands firmly against hate-driven speech and violence. There is no place in this county for destructive conduct or violence driven by racism, anti-Semitism, or hatred.

"The DA's Office has a Hate Crime Hotline (510-208-4824) and we follow up on all calls. Hate driven violence is a violation of California law, and those responsible will be prosecuted to the full extent of those laws."

-- Nancy O'Malley, Alameda County District Attorney

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Sentencing in Brutal Castro Valley Cold Case Murder Jul 21, 2017

On July 17, 2017, Defendants Cheryl Ann Drace and William Joseph Devincenzi were each sentenced to 15 years to life for the cold case murder of Defendant Drace's ex-husband Stephen Rudiger in 1990. The cold-blooded murder of Mr Rudiger 27 years ago had remained open until a 2010 anonymous tip helped solve the mystery.

Defendant Cheryl Ann Drace and Mr Rudiger married in 1985 and both had children from their previous relationships. But by mid-1990, Defendant Drace had become prison-penpals with Defendant William Devincenzi, who was serving time in Federal Prison. She would frequently speak to Defendant Devincenzi for hours at a time on the phone and they wrote love letters to each other. In September 1990, divorce proceedings between Defendant Drace and Mr Rudiger were finalized, though one matter remained unresolved: the sale of their Castro Valley home.

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People v Vincente Prado-Rodriguez and Cinthia Gabriel-Martinez Jun 30, 2017

On June 22, 2017, a jury found defendant Vincente Prado-Rodriguez guilty as charged of first degree murder with the use of gun, plus special circumstances for robbery-murder; and robbery with the use of gun. At the conclusion of the presentation of evidence in the trial, Co-Defendant Cinthia Gabriel-Martinez pled guilty to robbery and to being an accessory to the murder.

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People v Lewis Clinton Jun 29, 2017

On June 22, 2017, a jury found defendant Lewis Green Clinton Jr guilty of grand theft, money laundering, tax evasion and perjury.

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Promoting Gun Safety in Alameda County Jun 21, 2017

It's the start of summer vacation and children across the Bay Area will be frequenting the homes of their friends and neighbors. In these homes, children can be put at unnecessary risk for serious injury or death by unsecured guns.

In order to raise awareness of this issue in our community, the Alameda County DA’s Office has partnered with the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the American Academy of Pediatrics in the ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Gun Safety Campaign. In America, one out of three homes with children has a gun, and nearly 1.7 million children live in a home with a loaded, unlocked gun. Each year, thousands of kids are killed and injured as a result.

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People v Ner Bellin Santos Jun 8, 2017

On June 2, 2017, Defendant Ner Bellin Santos was convicted of several sex acts on the son of his ex-partner. The conviction included two counts of sodomy with a minor under 14, continuous sexual assault of a minor under 14, oral copulation with a person under 16, and distributing harmful material to a minor.

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Felony Charges in Deadly Warehouse Fire Jun 5, 2017

District Attorney O’Malley Announces Felony Charges Filed against Almena and Harris for their Role in Deadly Warehouse Fire

OAKLAND, CA – Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley today announced that her office has filed felony criminal charges against Derick Ion Almena and Max Harris in connection with the deadly warehouse fire on December 2, 2016, which took the lives of 36 men and women. Both Almena and Harris are charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter, a felony violation of California Penal Code Section 192(b).

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People v Andre Poole May 30, 2017

On May 11, 2017, a jury found Defendant Andre Poole guilty of first degree murder. The jury found the special circumstance that the murder occurred while the defendant was in the commission of a robbery and also found Defendant Poole guilty of attempted voluntary manslaughter and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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