Reporter, Contra Costa Times
Grandma sentenced to eight years in prison for kidnapping infant granddaughter to fulfill fake pregnancycontracostatimes.com — MARTINEZ -- Saying that she lacked a conscience and empathy, a Contra Costa County judge on Friday sentenced a 60-year-old Southern California woman to eight years in prison for kidnapping her infant granddaughter as part of a bizarre plan to pass her off as her own.
Contra Costa deputy DA continues legal battle against those who unsuccessfully prosecuted him for rapecontracostatimes.com — MARTINEZ -- A Contra Costa County deputy district attorney unsuccessfully prosecuted on charges that he raped a colleague is not giving up his quest for damages for his ruined reputation and career, despite a judge's order dismissing his civil complaint last week.
contracostatimes.com — MARTINEZ -- A former swim and water polo coach pleaded not guilty Monday to felony charges alleging sex crimes against a teenage girl, according to the Contra Costa District Attorney's Office. Christopher Yang, 27, of Walnut Creek, was charged in April with nine felonies, including four counts of unlawful sex with a minor.
contracostatimes.com — ANTIOCH -- No criminal charges will be filed against a man who prosecutors say shot and killed a woman's stalker in self-defense last week in Antioch, according to the Contra Costa District Attorney's Office. Antioch resident Nyjeah Jenkins, 22, was found dead from a gunshot wound on the grounds of the Hudson Townhouse Manor apartments Friday morning.
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