Month: August 2017

CONVICTION UPHELD FOR REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER SERVING LIFE IN PRISON WITHOUT PAROLE FOR SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES MURDER OF 29-YEAR-OLD WOMAN IN THE COURSE OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, affirmed a judgment today of the Superior Court of Orange County by the Honorable Steven D. Bromberg for the special circumstances murder conviction of a man who killed a 29-year-old woman in the course of sexually assaulting her in a Stanton motel room. Charles Patrick Drew, 67, was found guilty by a jury on Sept. 15, 2015,of one felony count of special circumstances murder in the commission of rape, sodomy, oral copulation, and sexual penetration by foreign object, one felony count each of rape of an unconscious person, sodomy of unconscious victim, oral copulation of unconscious person, sexual penetration by foreign object of unconscious victim, and aggravated assault. The defendant’s two prior strike convictions for forcible rape and assault with a deadly weapon in Orange County in 1995 were found to be true. He was sentenced to life in state prison without the possibility of parole on Oct. 23, 2015.

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