Verdicts have produced a lot of uncertainty in the case of three defendants accused of murder in the stabbing of Tylor Crippen at a Modesto park. Legal experts say the jury either produced a compromised verdict or they didn’t understand the legal concepts involved in the case.
A Stanislaus County jury Thursday found three defendants guilty of murder in the death of a teenager in an east Modesto park. But attorneys now will prepare for a lengthy legal battle over the fate of three young men facing life in prison without the possibility of parole.
After a fifth day of deliberations in a trial for three defendants accused of murder in the stabbing of a teenager during what authorities believe was a botched robbery at a Modesto park, the jury reached a verdict, which will be announced Thursday.
An investigation into a suspected hazing incident involving members of the Hughson High School football team has resulted in criminal citations for two teenagers, the suspension of several players from the team and the apparent removal of the coach.
Two defendants made their first appearance in court Tuesday since they were arrested over the weekend in connection with a fatal shooting in west Modesto. Jacob Silva and Maira Vasquez, both 18-year-old Hayward residents, are accused of being involved in the death of 29-year-old Joseph Carl Levi Wyse.