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Livermore man's drunk-driving murder convictions overturned on appeal

Original post made on Jul 7, 2020

A Livermore man sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for killing a woman and her child in a drunk-driving crash five years ago recently won an appeal of his convictions due to an improper juror dismissal.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, July 6, 2020, 11:40 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by Steve
a resident of Val Vista
on Jul 7, 2020 at 9:23 pm

I don't care what the circumstances are! There is no way this guy should be charged on anything less than murder charges. He killed two innocent people and deserves what he got!

Posted by Redeye
a resident of Valencia
on Jul 12, 2020 at 10:23 am

Just because he killed two people doesn’t make it murder that’s why we have manslaughter in the law book. This act in no way was a murder

Posted by Steve
a resident of Val Vista
on Jul 12, 2020 at 1:49 pm

Redeye when you get in your corvette speeding down the road intoxicated you know that you can KILL somebody! So yes it is murder! If this was one of your family members you probably wouldn't have the same veiw!!!

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 13, 2020 at 12:32 pm

If Zarate didn’t commit murder when he shot kate s, there is no way what Brian did can be considered murder.

Whether or not it should be, different story.

Posted by FrequentWalkerMiles
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 14, 2020 at 5:00 pm

I’m no legal beagle, but doesn’t murder require intent and premeditation?

I recall sherif deputy’s wife got to plead to vehicular manslaughter for causing a crash that killed a mother and her son while intoxicated, didn’t she, even with numerous prior DUI and public intoxication convictions and arrests, once while she was out on bail for her crash?

What makes Jones’ motive more deliberate than Malihan’s to warrant a murder charge?

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