Category: Criminal

Thelton Henderson to Retire

Thelton Henderson, the first African-American to serve as chief judge of the federal court in San Francisco’s Northern District, and the first African-American to work for the U.S. Department of Justice on voter rights cases in the South, plans to…

105-Year Sentence Reversed Over Jury Instruction

A 105-year-to-life sentence cannot stand because standard jury instructions asked jurors to determine whether, based on his prior sex offense conviction, the defendant had a propensity to commit future sex offenses, a California appellate court has ruled. The Fresno-based Fifth District…