Career criminal is killed minutes after jury mistakenly sets him free

Joseph Serna (Los Angeles Times) | June 12, 2014

A career criminal who was set free Wednesday after a Fresno jury accidentally filled out a not-guilty form was killed less than an hour later when he got into an argument at his sister’s home.

Fresno County sheriff’s records show Bobby Lee Pearson, 37, was freed from jail at 11:57 p.m. Wednesday, the same day the Fresno Bee reported a jury mistakenly checked off the “not guilty” box on verdict forms when they weren’t sure how to say they couldn’t reach a unanimous decision.

Less than an hour after being released, at 12:52 a.m. Thursday, Fresno police say, his sister’s boyfriend fatally stabbed him in the torso and head when he showed up at her home to pick up his belongings.

“Weird stuff, huh?” said Fresno police Sgt. Jaime Rios. “That he’s released and while he’s out, he’s murdered. This is the first time I’ve ever heard of it.”

Read more at:

Photo credit: FRESNO BEE

Posted by on Jun 12 2014. Filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Leave a Reply

ERROR: si-captcha.php plugin: GD image support not detected in PHP!

Contact your web host and ask them to enable GD image support for PHP.

ERROR: si-captcha.php plugin: imagepng function not detected in PHP!

Contact your web host and ask them to enable imagepng for PHP.

Search Archive

Search by Date
Search by Category
Search with Google

Photo Gallery

Log in |
  • My Kingdom Come – 2015
  • Hispanic Gangs
  • Homies Figures – The Original Homies
  • Prison Gangs
  • The Inside Man – Confidential Informant, Los Angeles Gangs & the LAPD
  • Email
  • Connecticut Drug Threat Assessment report – 2003
  • Dianne Feinstein Report, The Gang Prevention and Effective Deterrence Act: Combating the Spread of Gang Violence – 2003
  • National Alliance of Gang Investigators 2005
  • L.A. Area Terrorized by Marauding Youngsters
  • Other Cities
  • Three persons were killed by shotgun blast in hotel on Vermont Avenue, 1979
  • Jamiel’s Law, proposed by Mayoral candiate Walter Moore
  • Los Angeles Police Gang Enforcement Initiaitives – 2007
  • Passing of Vincent A Alonso
  • SG Music Group
  • Crip Gangs
  • Bloods
  • Asian Gangs
  • Forums
  • Shop
  • Injunctions
  • contact
  • Resources