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Guilty verdicts in Richmond homecoming rape case

Two young men could face life in prison after being convicted Thursday in connection with the October 2009 gang rape of a 16-year-old girl outside of Richmond High School's homecoming dance that drew national outrage. One jury Thursday found 20-year-old Marcelles Peter of Pinole guilty of rape in concert, forced ...

Verdict reached against second Richmond rape defendant

Jurors reached a verdict Wednesday against Jose Montano in the savage 2009 gang rape of a teenage girl outside the homecoming dance at Richmond High School, prosecutors said. A second jury had reached a verdict against his codefendant 20-year-old Marcelles Peter of Pinole on Tuesday. The verdicts were set to ...

Verdict reached against Richmond homecoming rape defendant

Jurors reached a verdict Tuesday for one of two men on trial for their roles in the savage 2009 gang rape of a teenage girl outside the homecoming dance at Richmond High School. However, the judge ruled the verdict in the case against 20-year-old Marcelles Peter of Pinole would remain ...

Closing arguments set in Richmond gang rape trial

Closing arguments were scheduled to begin Wednesday in the trials of two men accused of taking part in the brutal gang rape of a 16-year-old girl outside of a Richmond High School homecoming dance. Marcelles Peter, 20, and 22-year-old Jose Montano are being tried separately but in front the same ...

Ringleader of Richmond gang rape testifies

A man who was convicted in connection with the brutal gang rape of a 16-year-old girl outside of a Richmond High School homecoming dance took the witness stand Thursday in the trial against two of his alleged co-conspirators. Ari Morales, 19, of San Pablo, testified in a Martinez courtroom Thursday ...

Richmond High rape victim has no memories of attack

The victim of an alleged gang rape at Richmond High told jurors Monday she doesn’t recall the brutal 2009 homecoming night assault and only remembers waking up with a severe headache and aching body. Identified only as Jane Doe, the young woman told jurors in a Contra Costa County courtroom ...

Officers describe brutal scene after Richmond High gang trial

Jurors heard disturbing testimony Wednesday from police officers who were among the first to see the aftermath of a 2009 gang rape following a homecoming dance at Richmond High School. One officer said that at first, he wasn't even sure the victim was alive. Even defense attorneys in the case ...

Victim's father gives harrowing testimony in Richmond gang rape trial

The father of the Richmond High gang rape victim offered some gut-wrenching testimony Tuesday, describing the horrifying scene as he first saw his daughter following the brutal attack. A news camera was allowed inside the courtroom for opening statements, but not for witness testimony. The victim's father was the first ...

Richmond High gang-rape defendants face double-jury trial

Prosecutors on Monday made a rare move in the trial of two men charged in the 2009 gang rape of a teen girl after a Richmond High homecoming dance as proceedings got underway. Contra Costa County District Attorney John Cope described the brutal October 2009 attack as nearly fatal for ...

Another trial to begin in 2009 Richmond High gang rape case

More than two years after the brutal gang rape of a 16-year-old girl outside a Richmond High School homecoming dance, two men are expected to go on trial Monday for their alleged participation in the community-galvanizing crime. Opening statements are scheduled in Contra Costa County Superior Court in the jury ...

Teen sentenced in 2009 Richmond High homecoming gang rape

A 19-year-old San Pablo man was sentenced to 27 years in prison Friday for his role in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl outside of a homecoming dance at Richmond High School in 2009. Ari Abdullah Morales was sentenced in Martinez after he accepted a plea deal last year ...

Second Richmond High gang rape defendant pleads guilty, faces 27-year sentence

A 19-year-old man charged with participating in the beating and gang rape of a 16-year-old girl at Richmond High School outside of a homecoming dance in October 2009 pleaded guilty in Contra Costa County Superior Court Friday. Ari Abdallah Morales of San Pablo is expected to receive a 27-year prison ...

Instigator of Richmond High gang rape sentenced to 32 years

The man who investigators identified as the instigator of the brutal gang rape of a Richmond High School girl was sentenced to 32 years in prison Friday as a part of a plea deal. Prosecutors said Manual Ortega, 22, could have faced life in prison if he had gone to ...

Man pleads guilty in Richmond gang rape case

 One of six men charged in the 2009 gang rape of a teenage girl outside Richmond High School's homecoming dance has pleaded guilty. The Contra Costa Times reports that 22-year-old Manuel Ortega pleaded guilty in exchange for a 32-year prison sentence. Ortega was the first participant in the rape, police ...

Six defendants in gang rape case plead not guilty

Six defendants accused of beating and gang raping a 16-year-old girl outside of Richmond High School's homecoming dance in October 2009 pleaded not guilty Wednesday to numerous felony charges.The defendants were arraigned in a Martinez courtroom Wednesday morning, and all agreed to a tentative trial date of Sept. 4, 2012.In ...

District Settles On $4 Million For Gang Rape Victim

The West Contra Costa Unified School District has agreed to pay $4 million to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of a teenage girl who was beaten and gang raped outside Richmond High School's homecoming dance in October 2009, an attorney for the school district confirmed Monday.The school district signed ...

Value Of Settlement In Richmond Gang Rape Revealed

Attorneys say the victim of a gang rape outside Richmond High School in 2009 reached a $4 million settlement with the school district.The value of the deal in the civil claim against the West Contra Costa Unified School District was revealed this week. It was approved by a judge in ...

Nurse Details Victim's Account Of Gang Rape

A Contra Costa Health Services nurse gave the first account Thursday of what the victim of an alleged gang rape at Richmond High School last year said happened to her that night. Anamaree Rea, a licensed vocational nurse at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and the Sexual Assault Response Team ...

Judge Throws Out Interview From Gang Rape Case

A Contra Costa County judge said Tuesday that detectives violated the rights of one of the seven defendants in the October 2009 gang rape of a 16-year-old girl at Richmond High School and that he would not consider anything said in the interview.Judge Gregory Caskey said that Richmond police Sgt. ...

Detective: Defendant Backhanded Gang Rape Victim

One of the seven defendants in the 2009 Richmond High School gang rape case told a detective that he backhanded the victim across her face "because she wouldn't shut up" during the assault, the detective testified in court Monday. "She was whining 'No, no,'" and screaming for help, Manuel Ortega, ...

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