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or gavin newsom is expected to stop the death penalty. he will sign an executive order halting capital punishment in the state. california has the largest death row population in the county. the executive order will withdraw the state's lethal injection protocol and close the execution chamber at san quentin state prison. prisoners who are currently on death row will not be released...and the order will not alter any current sentence.
right now there are 737 people currently awaiting execution in california. once the order is signed, california will be the fourth state to freeze capital punishment. (robin) governor newsom is expeted to make the announcement at 10 this morning.. you can watch the news conference live on the "kron-on app . that's the bay area's only commercial- free 24-hour streaming news service. right now you can try it for free - just visit kron-on-dot-tv to sign up. (robin) p-g and-e will not face criminal charges related to the 20-17 wildfires in the north bay. the sonoma county district attorney's office made the announcement yesterday. they say there is not enough evidence to prove acted with a reckless disregard for human life. which they say is the standard to sustain criminal year --- calfire did d that p-g-and e's equipment caused numerous fires in four counties. however -- p-g and e remains on federal
criminal probation. and they are facing several pending lawsuits related to the fires. (robin) it was an emotional day for oakland city councilwoman lynette gibson mcelhaney as she spoke for the first time about her son's murder. victor mcelhaney was fatally shot during a robbery attempt last weekend in los angeles. he was a music student at u-s-c. grant lodes has the story. victor was my sunshine ... mmm ... mmm ... and i pray like every momma, don't take my sunshine awaylynette gibson mcelheney and her husband clarence heard u=s=c faculty members praise her son and their own bravery,it takes tremendous courage to do this ... just hours after a parent's most horrific event. victor was described as a brilliant musician and
wonderful human being.and i can't thank you enough for bringing him into this world ... i can't look at you. he looks exactly like you (breaks down)he would have turned 22 next month.(friend) he did not deserve this. we should not be here right nowvictor mcelheney went with a group of friends to a market a few blocks from campus last saturday night (cop) they had left the market when they were confronted by three individuals. apparently it was a robbery attempt by those individuals and unfortunately one of those individuals shot victor.. clarence mcelheney appealed for information on his son's murdersilence is worse than the bullet that killed son. (robin) that was grant lodes reporting. city police records reveal the university
park neighborhood recorded 93 violent incidents in six months. that's an average of two a day. (robin) we're learning more about the man who is charged in the death of a san jose mother. police say 24- year-old carlos carranza is undocumented, had been deported, and has a long criminal history. he is accused of randomly breaking into 59-year-old bami larsen's home and then stabbing her to death. a memorial grows outside her home on knollfield way. carranza is salvadorian and has a long rap sheet including kidnapping, false imprisonment, burglary, and drug offfense. san jose's police chief says following his many arrests, immigration authorities áunsuccessfully sought information about his release on six separate occassions.
jose.i've been here 27 years, ive been a homicide detective with assistant chief knoff and i can probably count on three fingers the times that we've had a stranger break into someone's home and brutally murder them. that's what this was about. >(robin) the mayor of san jose says it's long overdue for the county to-reconsider it's currentl policy of ignoring ice hold requests. liccardo releasing a statement that reads in part:my views were consistent with those expressed by police chief eddie garcia, and with the proposed policy of district attorney jeff rosen, who sought to have the county accept ice detainers for individuals, like the defendant in this case, arrested for prior first-degree home burglaries and other 'strike' offenses. (robin) now to another big story we're following... that we brought to you as breaking news yesterday morning... hollywood stars--including actress lori
loughlin and felicity huffman-- along with other wealthy parents and individuals are accused of carrying out a nationwide cheating scandal to get into some of the nation's top colleges and universities... including stanford and u-s-c. brynn gingras has the latest. oscar-nominated actress felicity huffman and actress lori loughlin, best known for her role as "aunt becky" on full house.natsot: "full house" among dozens charged in a cheating scam helping to get students into a string of prestigious universities. andrew lelling, u.s. attorney: "50 people nationwide, 2 sat/act exam administrators, 1 exam proctor, 1 college administrator, 9 coaches at elite schools, and 33 parents." according to prosecutors, the center of the scheme is a prep organization "the key," founded by william singer.he has pleaded guilty to four charges, including money laundering and obstruction of justice.andrew lelling, u.s. attorney:"between roughly 2011 and 2018, wealthy parents paid
singer about $25 million in total, to guarantee their children's admission to elite schools."the scheme involves two kinds of fraud - parents paying a college prep organization to help their children cheat on s-a-t or a-c- t exams and others paying to allegedly bribe college coaches to help admit the students as athletes regardless of their athletic skill.andrew lelling, u.s. attorney:"singer helped parents take staged photographs of their children engaged in particular sports." lori loughlin and her husband, fashion designer mossimo giannulli, have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.natsot: olivia jade: "hello everybody."for allegedly paying more than 500- thousand dollars in bribes to get both of their daughters admitted to u-s-c, getting them on the rowing team, a sport which neither of them has ever participated in.their daughters have not been charged.an email written by
giannulli in the complaint reads in part, quote:"i wanted to thank you again for your great work with our older daughter, she is very excited and both lori and i are very appreciative of your efforts and end result!"their daughter, though, seemingly making light of going to college in this youtube video posted in august.olivia jade, lori loughlin and mossimo giannulli's daughter:"i'm gonna go in and talk to my deans and everyone and hope that i can try to balance it all, but i do want the experience of game days partying, i don't really care about school."andrew lelling, u.s. attorney:"the parents charged today, despite already being able to give their children every legitimate advantage in the college admissions game, instead shows to corrupt and illegally manipulate the system for their benefit."huffman is also charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud, allegedly paying 15-thousand dollars to singer's organization.in a phone conversation recorded as part of the investigation, huffman says: "we're going to do like we did with my older daughter."the cooperating witness responds: "okay. so cooperating witness two will take it with her and for her
at igor's place at the west hollywood test center." according to the complaint, huffman discussed the plan as late as last month, but did not go through with the plan for her younger daughter. prosecutors are calling the scam "operation varsity blues." and includes georgetown, stanford, ucla, usc, university of texas at austin, yale university, and several prominent boston institutions. "we are not talking about donating a building, so that the school is more likely to take your son or daughter. we are talking about deception and fraud, fake test scores fake athletic credentials, fake photographs, bribed collage officials." (robin) our coverage of the college cheating scandal continues at kron-4 dot com. there you can find out how many parents are among those charged. how the scheme worked. and read the full criminal complaint from the department of justice. (robin) and here's a live
checking in on your morning forecast. dry weather ahead with dry weather ahead with another sunny day today. high temperatures will comfortably peak in a range of upper 50's to low 60's. breezy conditions will continue again today with temperatures warming even further, into the 70's for some place, by the weekend.
a san jose community are concerned about a proposed site for the homeless. an encampment near the airport is being forced to move to the area. kron4's michelle kingston talked to neighbors who have a lot of questions. this is hope village .. a homeless encampment housing mostly older women near the san jose airport -- it's fenced in ... and has bathrooms, showers and garbage service.its operating on city owned land leased to the county of santa clara that is contracting with the hope village operators.those operators tell kron4 it runs on donations only and after six months of housing about 20
people ... the city needs to relocate the village, according to the faa.kathleen almoslio, willow glen"you are taking a problem, i'm sorry, they are taking a problem and they are putting it into our district."the proposed new site for hope village is in willow glen -- and neighbors there are not happy about the idea.these signs are posted on willow glen streets, alerting neighbors the encampment is coming soon.lori marshall, willow glen"you can't just come in and shove this down people's throats. that's not right."neighbors here say the city never told them that this site -- on willow and lelong street -- was even a possibility. and that they want the chance to speak up. mansour nasser, willow glen "it's not just the people living within the compound that is the concern. it's when you sanction something like that, you also attract other homeless rvs and other vehicles."the city says they are nowhere near finalizing plans and are doing what they can to meet the needs of the homeless population in san jose.ragan henninger, san jose housing department"the reality is, that homelessness impacts every part of our city and the
solutions, housing and services, belong in every part of our city."michelle kingston, mkingstonnewsthere's a willow glen community meeting on wednesday at 7 at the elks lodge in san jose.and then there is a city meeting to discuss this on monday. again -- there have been no votes and no final decision made just yet.in san jose michelle kingston kron 4 news (robin) a man is now facing charges for attempting to kill a woman in redwood city. police say scott thompson injured a woman at the capri motel early sunday morning. the 36-year-old woman called police saying she was hurt badly... thompson was found a short time later walking north along el camino real. the woman was transported to the hosptial with non-life threatening injuries. (robin) teachers in dublin could decide this week to go on strike. members of the teachers association are taking a strike authorization vote. this means if a
contract settlement cannot be reached with the dublin unified school district-- teachers will strike. they are asking for smaller class sizes and a small raise. the voting will go through noon on friday at dublin high school (robin) coming up on the kron four morning news at 5... a disturbing allegation in the north bay... a fight club in a special education classroom. details on the consequences the teacher is now facing. (robin) coming up on the
kron-4 morning news... stopping the death penalty in california... details on the executive order that could get hundreds of inmates off death row. (robin) plus... the latest on the college cheating scandal... that got celebrity and wealthy kids into some of the most prestigious universities. (robin) and mourning the loss of a son... we hear for the first time... what oakland city council woman... lynette gibson mcelhaney... had to say since he was killed in a robbery. (burke) at farmers, we've seen almost everything,
some of them went to get their children in some competitive colleges. ( darya ) good morning i'm darya folsom..( james ) and i'm james fletcher. lets start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... dry weather ahead with another sunny day today. high temperatures will comfortably peak in a range of upper 50's to low 60's. breezy conditions will continue again today with temperatures warming even further, into the 70's for some place, by the weekend. no major hot