Novato woman pleads guilty in Hamilton gang shooting


Gary Klien (Marin Independent Journal) | October 09, 2012 A 24-year-old Novato woman pleaded guilty in connection with an alleged gang-related shooting, leaving her two codefendants to face trial. Alessandra Marie Coyle, an accused gang member, admitted to a charge of being an accessory after the fact, said prosecutor Otis Bruce. She could receive a […]

Prosecutors oppose parole for female gang member

Valley State Prison for women

LARRY WELBORN (THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER) | August 23, 2011 An Orange County prosecutor will oppose parole for a La Habra woman who has spent the past 19 years in prison after she became the first female gang member convicted of murder for a gang-related slaying in 1992. Gabriella Maldonado, who is now 36, was […]

Helping Girls Go Straight

June 27, 2001, LA Times Helping Girls Go Straight; Tailoring rehab efforts to serve growing ranks of female offenders takes more than painting walls pink. Early motherhood, past abuse and self-esteem are among key issues. BYLINE: CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER BODY: Growing up in her Compton neighborhood, Dominique became a gangbanger almost by default. […]