The defendant was in court facing a preliminary hearing on the original rape charges when prosecutors added an additional charge of trying to solicit someone to kill the alleged victim
The jury spent about an hour in deliberations before returning with not guilty pleas on all counts
It's a recurring problem with water building up in the Santa Clara River Estuary (File photo courtesy State Parks)
The Newbury Park man went missing last month amid concern that he was suicidal and might be in possession of a gun.
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)