STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors in California say they have charged a suspect in a bank robbery with three counts of murder in the deaths of a hostage and two accomplices, and 22 counts of attempted murder of police officers in a shootout.
San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge Franklin Stephenson on Monday read a total of 35 felony counts charged against 19-year-old Jaime Ramos.
Police say three armed men entered a Bank of the West on Wednesday and took three women, two bank employees and a customer hostage. An hour-long chase and running gun battle with police followed.
One of the hostages, 41-year-old Misty Holt-Singh, died as well as two of the suspected robbers. Police say Ramos used Holt-Singh as a human shield.
Deputy Public Defender Jonathan Fattarsi, who represents Ramos, said he had only spoken briefly with his client about the charges and didn't elaborate.
Oil pipeline wasn't equipped with auto shut off
The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have…
4.0 magnitude quake strikes near Calipatria
A 4.0 magnitude earthquake has struck the Salton Sea, a few miles northwest of Calipatria in Imperial County, the United States…
California to order end to pumping from SJ River
Regulators are ordering farmers with California's oldest water rights to stop pumping from the San Joaquin River watershed for the…
$8 million penthouse comes with brand-new Tesla
Owner of $8 million penthouse offers a free, brand-new Tesla S worth over $100,000