The targets were two gasoline station convenience stores, one in Ventura, the other in Santa Paula
It happened Thursday afternoon in an agricultural operation along Rice Avenue just outside Oxnard city limits.
Prosecutors said it was murder, he said it was self-defense, the jury settled on voluntary manslaughter
The Ventura man had gone fishing with his son while he fell off the dam (File photo courtesy Bill Nash, County of Ventura)
The authorities label him a sexual predator of children
The crimes involving a 15-year-old girl happened in 2017 in Ventura County
The controversial new state law redefined first-degree murder and limited the liability of accomplices under the felony-murder rule. Judge Kevin DeNoce's ruling in a Ventura County case is just the beginning of what will be many challenges to the new law that will likely wind up at the California Supreme Court.