Daily Archives: September 23, 2013

Man sentenced for role in officer’s death

Man sentenced for role in officer’s death

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[trib_ndn vid=25193304]SAN DIEGO — A man convicted of second-degree murder in connection with the death of a San Diego police officer was sentenced to life in prison Monday.

Alex Charfauros, 29, was also found guilty of attempted murder of a peace officer. The judge sentenced him to 96 years to life in prison.

Alex Charfauro, Officer Christopher Wilson deathKaylee Wilson, who was 20 when her father was killed, said it makes her “sick” thinking about Charfauros’ inactions when officers asked him if there were any guns, people or drugs in his apartment.

“All you had to do was say something,” Kaylee Wilson told the defendant. “I lost my dad and your (10-year-old) daughter lost her dad.”

The officer’s daughter said she had to get married without her father present and her younger brother had to graduate from high school without his father being there.

“Your actions forced us to grow up very quickly,” she told…

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Golfers compete in the $1M shootout

Golfers compete in the $1M shootout

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golf shootoutSANTEE, Calif. — A quarter-century of futility continued today at the LM Capital Group $1 Million Hole-in-One Shootout, in which none of the finalists stroked an ace to win the jackpot.

In 25 years, no finalist has struck a hole-in-one to win the $1 million top prize.

This time, Jacobe Washburn of San Diego landed closest to pin, at 28 feet, 11 inches, from 170 yards out at the 18th hole and the Carlton Oaks Golf Course in Santee. Washburn, whose nephew came in fourth, will receive two round- trip tickets on Alaska Airlines.

Others who hit the five best shots were given free golf rounds, equipment and hotel stays.

The 18 finalists were determined during 10 days of qualifying at the Stadium Golf Center.

The closest anyone has come to a hole-in-one was 2 feet 8 inches in 2002.

The event is one of several run throughout the year…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for September 23, 2013

Three San Diego based crewmen are OK after their helicopter crashed in the Red Sea. Why the MH-60S Nighthawk helicopter crashed is still under investigation, but the Navy says they do not suspect “hostile action” to be the cause. And the search is continuing for two other crew members that are still missing.

Alex Charfauros … Convicted of second-degree murder in connection to the 2010 shooting of San Diego Police Officer Christopher Wilson … Will hear his fate in San Diego’s downtown courthouse at 8:30 this morning. He’s facing life in prison

Two arraignments in San Diego’s downtown courthouse at 1:30 this afternoon.

First: Hans Peterson will be arraigned for shooting two people in two separate La Jolla homes, hours apart.

Second: Noah Ehlinger is being arraigned for reportedly trying to shoot a romantic rival.

In El Cajon’s courthouse at 1:30 PM Tassie Behrens will be arraigned on child abuse and drug violations following the drowning of her two toddlers in a friends pool.

San Diego’s city council is busy today.

First at 10:00 AM Council members Sherri Lightner, Marti Emerald, and Mark Kersey are talking to the press about the city’s disaster preparedness.

Then this afternoon at 2:00 the whole council meets and top of the agenda is the Independent Budget Analyst’s report on infrastructure. That’s sure to make it into the mayoral campaigns of all the candidates.

And finally this morning at 8:00 am golfers will attempt to win $1,000,000 in the finals for the LM Capital Group $1 Million Hole-in-One Shootout at the Carlton Oaks Golf Course in Santee. The Holiday Bowl origination puts on the event and in its 24-years no one has ever won.

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San Diegan injured in Kenya mall attack

San Diegan injured in Kenya mall attack

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[trib_ndn vid=25190351]SAN DIEGO – A former San Diego resident was one of the about 175 people wounded in the attack on a mall in Nairobi, Kenya that left nearly 68 dead and 30 held hostage.

Elaine Dang, 26, a Torrey Pines High School graduate, was working as a general manager for “Eat Out Kenya” and meeting coworkers at the Westgate Shopping Mall when the violence broke out Saturday, 10News reported.

Twitter @eladang posted picture of herself after attackDang reached out to friends and family through Twitter.

“I am recovering. Thank you for all the love and support — in Kenya and overseas. Terrorism knows no religion,” Dang tweeted.

A photo of Dang in a hospital bed with her head wrapped in bandages was also posted.

A Facebook message from Eat Out Kenya said in part “Members of our team who were at the Mall are all stable and being looked after. We have lost friends today and…

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