February 4, 2014

HBLC Law Answers: How Can Someone Be Charged With Murder When They Did Not Kill Anyone?

Law Question:  How can a person be charged with murder even though they didn’t kill anyone? I have a cousin who was charged with murder. He and some friends were breaking into a house when the police caught them in the act. They tried to run away. Police told them to stop. One of the friends […]

January 17, 2014

Fresno Jury Finds Daniel Galvan Guilty of First Degree Murder in 2012 Shooting of His Wife

After less than four hours in deliberations, a Fresno jury convicted Daniel Galvan of first degree murder in the shooting death of his wife last year. Daniel Galvan, 36, was charged with murdering his wife, Ann-Marie Galvan, 41, in front of his mother while he was drunk and under the influence of methamphetamines. The jury also found […]

January 7, 2014

HBLC Law Answers: What Can We Do If We Were Wrongly Accused of Causing Our Child’s Death?

Law Question: How am I to get a permitted warrant lifted from me and my wife for something that we didn’t do? It is due to our child that died in our home and on the autopsy they found that she had a bump on her head from where my wife found her in our bathroom […]

January 7, 2014

Fresno Man Accused of Murdering His Wife While High on Meth Goes to Trial

During opening statements at a criminal trial in Fresno County Superior Court, prosecutor Jeff Dupras said a Fresno man shot and killed his wife last year in front of his mother. The man, Daniel Joseph Galvan, 36, is charged with murdering his wife, Ann-Marie Galvan, 41, while he was intoxicated and high on methamphetamines. The […]

December 31, 2013

Judge Suspends Criminal Proceedings of Mentally Ill Fresno Man Accused of Killing His Grandmother

A judge in Fresno recently suspended criminal proceedings against a mentally ill man who is charged with killing his grandmother. It is the second time this year that Fresno County Superior Court Judge Alvin Harrell III suspended proceedings against Travis Fendley, 23, who attempted suicide in October by trying to cut his own throat. It was also […]

December 24, 2013

Fresno Man Convicted Of Murder In 2011 Motel Shooting Sentenced To 25 Years To Life

A Fresno man was recently sentenced to 25 years to life after having been convicted of murder in a 2011 shooting. Robert Anthony Garcia, 23, was convicted in July of fatally shooting Leonard Vivian, 25, during an attempted robbery at a Fresno motel in 2011. Garcia’s family had written letters to the trial judge seeking mercy in […]

December 20, 2013

Eddie Nealy Receives Death Sentence For Rape And Murder Of Teen In 1985

In recent weeks we’ve reported on the trial of Eddie Nealy, who was accused and recently convicted of the 1985 rape and murder of teenager Jody Lynn Wolfe. After deliberating for three hours over a period of two days, the same Fresno jury that convicted Eddie Nealy recently determined that he should be sentenced to death. Wolfe’s […]