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Reporter covering courts and justice for the Oakland Tribune and Bay Area News Group. Email me at mfraley@bayareanewsgroup.com

Moraga School District secret: Principal failed to report student abuse letter

contracostatimes.com — A current principal in the district received a letter from a student in 1994 detailing sexual abuse by a teacher. Nothing was done, and the same teacher is alleged to have molested more students in the following years, a Bay Area News Group investigation finds.

No longer a victim, assistant swim coach at Cal reclaims her dreams

contracostatimes.com — Click photo to enlarge Kristen Lewis Cunnane has started dreaming again. ¶ For more than a decade, the 30-year-old Walnut Creek woman buried her traumatic youth and dared not aspire to larger goals. Until the past burst to the surface and nearly killed her, she had lived moment to moment.

Retired teacher says suspicions that Steven Carlson killed classmate haunted him

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 10/16/2014 04:10:17 PM PDT Updated: 10/16/2014 04:10:18 PM PDT OAKLAND -- A former Foothill High teacher testified Thursday that he suspected from the beginning that Steven Carlson killed his 14-year-old classmate Tina Faelz near the Pleasanton school in 1984. Carlson, a 46-year-old transient, was charged in 2011 with Tina's murder after his blood was identified on her purse.

Retired Pleasanton police field said suspect joked about killing Tina Faelz

contracostatimes.com — In the hours after 14-year-old Tina Faelz was viciously stabbed in 1984, the classmate who would be charged nearly 30 years later with her murder watched Pleasanton police investigate from the roof of his nearby house, according to testimony Wednesday at the trial of Steven Carlson.

Testimony begins in 1984 Pleasanton murder case

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 10/14/2014 04:06:01 PM PDT Updated: 10/14/2014 05:24:35 PM PDT OAKLAND -- Before 14-year-old Tina Faelz was found stabbed to death near Pleasanton's Foothill High School in 1984, she and her schoolmate Steven Carlson were not known to have interacted except for the time she told him to leave one of her friends alone.

Police: Woman stabbed in attempted Berkeley carjacking dies

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 10/08/2014 12:34:28 PM PDT Updated: 10/09/2014 11:24:58 AM PDT BERKELEY -- A 72-year-old Oakland woman stabbed in the neck during an attempted carjacking in Berkeley last month has died, and the teen jailed in the attack is being considered for murder charges, Berkeley police said Wednesday.

Police: Elderly woman in Berkeley carjacking dies

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/08/2014 12:34:20 PM PDT Updated: 10/08/2014 12:39:48 PM PDT BERKELEY -- A 72-year-old woman stabbed in the neck during an attempted carjacking in Berkeley last month has died, and the teen jailed in the attack is being considered for murder charges, Berkeley police said Wednesday.

Police: Elderly woman in Berkeley carjacking dies

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 10/08/2014 12:34:28 PM PDT Updated: 10/08/2014 12:39:56 PM PDT BERKELEY -- A 72-year-old woman stabbed in the neck during an attempted carjacking in Berkeley last month has died, and the teen jailed in the attack is being considered for murder charges, Berkeley police said Wednesday.

Hayward man who stabbed to death mother and three dogs charged with murder, animal cruelty

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 10/07/2014 03:45:35 PM PDT Updated: 10/07/2014 03:46:40 PM PDT HAYWARD -- A 20-year-old UC Santa Cruz student accused of killing his mother and her three Chihuahuas in Hayward was charged Tuesday on murder and animal cruelty charges.

Oakland: Defendant in murder plot says police misinterpreted phone conversations

contracostatimes.com — An ex-convict on trial for allegedly heading a failed conspiracy to kill a man in East Oakland in 2011 says that, contrary to police testimony, there was no murder plot, although he admits he had a "personal desire" to see the man shot in the legs and hospitalized.
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Oct 20, 2014

Two convicted, one acquitted in '11 #Oakland murder conspiracy. Cyrico Robinson found not guilty and will be released from jail today.

Oct 20, 2014

Verdict to be read this afternoon in trial of 3 men accused in alleged '11 #Oakland murder conspiracy.

Oct 20, 2014

Carlson trial for '84 murder of Tina Faelz running ahead of schedule. DNA testimony expected to start Wednesday.

Oct 20, 2014

Today's testimony in Carlson trial was about blood and fingerprint testing over the yrs that didn't result in findings. No story coming.

Oct 20, 2014

Testimony in Steven Carlson a little slow today so far. Not sure if I'll file a story. Watching video of the culvert and surrounding area.

Oct 19, 2014

@KateCasey @DeannaDiMuro I think they've been headed towards a sale, but it's not always so easy just to pack up and go in this market.

Oct 19, 2014

@BobKarpDR @mgafni Thank you, Bob, it was an honor to have worked with Kristen Cunnane.

Oct 19, 2014

RT @48hours: MT @RAINN01: If you heard Kristen's story on @48hours tonight and need to talk, we are here for you: online.rainn.org @thattracysmith

Oct 19, 2014

RT @Darkness2Light: Thank you #48hours for sharing Kristen's powerful story - we all have the strength to stand up for children - it's our obligation! #d2l

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