Man acquitted in Vallejo woman’s shooting death

The Reporter: Man acquitted in Vallejo woman’s shooting death After a two week long trial in Solano County Superior Court, a man facing a murder charge in a Vallejo woman’s death was found not guilty last Thursday by a jury and has now been released from custody after more than two years in county jail. Michael…

Possible plea deal for former VPAT employee facing child pornography charges

The Reporter: Possible plea deal for former VPAT employee facing child pornography charges One of two former Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre employees arrested earlier this year on child pornography charges may be on the brink of a plea deal — one that could entail a low term state prison sentence, the district attorney on the case…

Jury hears from witnesses in 2014 Vallejo homicide

The Reporter: Jury hears from witnesses in 2014 Vallejo homicide A Vallejo man testified tearfully Friday in Solano Superior Court as he recounted the events that occurred on the evening of July 13, 2014, when his friend was shot to death on the front porch of his Vallejo apartment. A group of jurors listened as the…

Jury trial begins for man charged in death of Daly City woman

Jury trial begins for man charged in death of Daly City woman A Vallejo man appeared in Solano Superior Court Monday on suspected murder charges relating to the death of a Daly City woman last July in Vallejo. Rewia Beamon III is facing charges relating to suspicion of murder, making threats of harm towards the…

Suspects in Vallejo kidnapping appear in court

The Reporter: Suspects in Vallejo kidnapping appear in court Three of the four suspects in the recent kidnapping of a missing 57-year-old Vallejo woman appeared in Solano Superior Court Tuesday and are expected to return to court later this month. The suspects, Larry Young, 23, Jalon Brown, 32, and Lovely Rauzol, 27, all remain in…

Man suspected of hitting, killing pedestrian appears in court

The Reporter: Man suspected of hitting, killing pedestrian appears in court A Fairfield man facing a second-degree murder charge for the death of a pedestrian appeared in Solano County Superior Court Monday for a preliminary hearing in Judge Wendy Getty’s courtroom. Nathan Michael Vargas, 31, is suspected of hitting and killing a pedestrian with his…

Fairfield man sentenced in drunk driving, manslaughter case

The Reporter: Fairfield man sentenced in drunk driving, manslaughter case A Friday night last July changed the lives of a family forever when 24-year-old Amit S. Sarkaria was killed in a single vehicle crash in Fairfield. The car, driven by the victim’s cousin, Shawn Khabra, overturned several times on Mankas Corner Road, causing the death…

Former Fairfield teacher convicted of inappropriate relationship with student

The Reporter: Former Fairfield teacher convicted of inappropriate relationship with student A Fairfield High School teacher was convicted Friday of sexual misconduct with a student. In the courtroom of Solano County Superior Court Judge Wendy Getty, Eric Hankins, 27, was convicted of the felony charge centered around an inappropriate relationship he had last year with…

Couple sentenced to jail for child endangerment

A Fairfield couple appeared in Solano Superior Court Thursday regarding allegations of drug use and child endangerment that date back to July 2015. The defendants, Thomas Pettit and Connie Brown, were both sentenced Thursday in the courtroom of Judge Peter B. Foor to time in county jail and participation in an alternative sentencing program. Last…