A former Merced resident and Tuolumne County high school teacher received a four-year prison sentence Friday for a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student. He faces similar charges in an unrelated San Luis Obispo case and is expected to plead guilty to unlawful sex with a minor.
An Atwater man was sentenced Friday to more than eight years in state prison for the beating and attempted rape of his partially paralyzed wife when she refused to have sex with him, the Merced County District Attorney’s Office reported.
Michelle Gray wiped tears from her cheek Wednesday morning as Merced police officers raised the American flag above the memorial to her fallen husband, Stephan, on the 11th anniversary of his line-of-duty death.
A long-delayed homicide case is once again scheduled to go before a Merced Superior Court jury. Michael L. Wilkins has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in the 2012 slaying of Raymond Garza in Merced.
The search continued for a Winton man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend late last month in Livingston. Jorge Daniel Vera is wanted in connection with the March 29 stabbing death of Edardo Olmos of Atwater, according to the Livingston Police Department.