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- 12/03/14--12:47: Trial resumes today of accused TUHS shooter Bryan Oliver
- 12/03/14--17:19: Erika Lango homicide investigation continues
- 12/03/14--17:22: Police looking for man accused of lunging at security guard
- 12/03/14--18:23: Bryan Oliver Trial: First expert witness takes the stand.
- 12/04/14--06:41: Parade Route for the Annual Bakersfield Christmas Parade
- 12/04/14--08:32: Fleetwood Mac coming to Bakersfield
- 12/04/14--09:02: Loved ones lost remembered at last night's vigil
- 12/04/14--10:59: KCSO looking for suspect wanted for theft
- 12/04/14--12:07: Man arrested in Tehachapi for vehicle theft
- 12/04/14--12:21: Doctor testifies Oliver has PTSD, bipolar as trial continues
- 12/04/14--17:56: TUHS shooting trial: Psychologists testify
- 12/05/14--09:16: Rollover on I5 leaves one dead
- 12/05/14--09:32: Psychologist expected to speak today for the prosecution
- 12/05/14--11:13: BPD asking for help finding two robbery suspects
- 12/05/14--11:26: BPD notifying community of fraudulent checks
- 12/05/14--11:36: New report says new jobs on the rise in November
- 12/05/14--11:56: Holiday events happening this week
- 12/05/14--12:58: High Speed Rail forum held at BC
- 12/05/14--13:34: Daughter of Pearl Harbor survivor remembers him this holiday
- 12/05/14--17:42: TUHS shooting trial: Psychologists testify
He was facing three misdemeanor charges of spousal battery when she disappeared. The charges were dismissed after Erika went missing and didn't appear as a witness in court.
Surveillance video shows the 26-year-old mother of four on October 9, 2013, leaving an AM-PM store with her estranged husband. That's the last time she was seen alive.
After her disappearance, Erika's family spoke with 17 News about her relationship with her husband.
Erika's cousin Jessica Cisneros said, "She was married to him for about nine years and abuse was always in the picture. She just always tried to make things work, she always gave him the benefit of the doubt like probably he could just change."
According to court documents filed two weeks before her disappearance, Erika told police Julio grabbed her by her hair and pulled her to the ground because he felt the house wasn't clean. Since Erika never made it to court to testify about those allegations, the case was dropped.
Experts say this type of abuse is often seen in cases of domestic violence.
Carolann Wooton with the Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault said, "It's common in a domestic violence situation for the abuser to overreact in a way that doesn't seem appropriate for the violation....burning dinner, cooking late, not having dinner ready when you come home, those are actually really good warning signs that you have a problem."
Wooton says three women have been killed in our county this year because of domestic abuse. She says the organization helped nearly 3,000 victims of abuse last year, but there are likely thousands more.
"We also know that many violent situations don't get reported. Probably more than half," said Wooton.
If you or someone you know is the victim of domestic violence, you can call the alliance hotline at 327-1091.
Anyone with information about Erika Lango's death is asked to call Delano police 721-3377.
Police say on the night of November 15, a security officer at the Fastrip at 4901 So. Union Av. contacted the suspect who was loitering at the business and asked him to leave the property. The suspect brandished a small knife and metal pipe and lunged at the security officer.
The security officer was able to push the suspect away and the suspect fled eastbound on Pacheco Rd. from the business. The security officer was uninjured as a result of the attack.
Police describe the suspect, who is possibly a transient in the area, as a: hispanic man, 20’s, 5’7”, 140 lbs., black curly hair,
wearing a black and gray hooded sweatshirt and black shorts.
If you have information regarding this case, call Chris Feola at (661)326-3871 or Bakersfield police at (661) 327-7111.
Wednesday's only testimony was from an expert witness for the defense, Dr. Thomas Middleton. Deputy Public Defender Paul Cadman questioned Middleton on his 11-page report summarizing a series of tests, Dr. Middleton conducted with Oliver. Dr. Middleton's method included personality to neurological testing. From his findings Middleton concluded that Bryan Oliver is bipolar and has PTSD. He also testified Oliver's PTSD in conjunction with bipolar and manic caused a
dissociative episode the day of the shooting. This finding supported Oliver's statement that he did experience a blackout the day he shot Bowe Cleveland.
Middleton was also questioned about his 40-page critique of the prosecution's witness Dr. Kris Mohandie, where he explained Mohandie neglected to include Oliver's bullying experience in his study.
Chief Deputy District Attorney Mark Pafford started cross-examination after the lunch break, working hard to discredit Middleton's experience with school violence and threat assessment. When the prosecution addressed Oliver's symptoms of PTSD a family member began to cry. After she was excused, Judge John Lua recessed for the day saying they will finish with the prosecution's cross examination Thursday. Dr. Kris Mohandie, a well-known national psychologist and expert for the prosecution, attended the proceedings, he is expected to take the stand later this week.
The parade will start at 22nd and L St. right outside our KGET studios. It heads south on L to 21st St., then takes a right to G St. Then, it heads south to 20th St., takes a left and wraps up at O St.
Fleetwood Mac, who have been performing to sold-out shows throughout North America, have confirmed they will be adding 11 more dates to their critically-acclaimed ON WITH THE SHOW tour, which includes a stop in Bakersfield.
From the release:
For a complete Fleetwood Mac itinerary listing current dates and additional shows see below.
|Jan 16, 2015||St. Paul, MN||Xcel Energy Center|
|Jan 17, 2015||Lincoln, NE||Pinnacle Bank Arena|
|Jan 20, 2015||Grand Rapids, MI||Van Andel Arena|
|Jan 22, 2015||New York, NY||Madison Square Garden|
|Jan 24, 2015||Atlantic City, NJ||Boardwalk Hall|
|Jan 25, 2015||Uniondale, NY||Nassau Coliseum|
|Jan 28, 2015||Providence, RI||Dunkin Donuts Center|
|Jan 30, 2015||Washington DC||Verizon Center|
|Jan 31, 2015||Buffalo, NY||First Niagara Center**|
|Feb 03, 2015||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre|
|Feb 05, 2015||Montreal, QC||Bell Centre**|
|Feb 07, 2015||Uncasville, CT||Mohegan Sun Arena|
|Feb 08, 2015||Newark, NJ||Prudential Center|
|Feb 11, 2015||Des Moines, IA||Wells Fargo Arena**|
|Feb 12, 2015||Milwaukee, WI||Bradley Center|
|Feb 14, 2015||Rosemont, IL||Allstate Arena|
|Feb 17, 2015||Louisville, KY||KFC Yum! Center|
|Feb 18, 2015||Cleveland, OH||Quicken Loans Arena**|
|Mar 01, 2015||Austin, TX||Frank Erwin Center**|
|Mar 03, 2015||Houston, TX||Toyota Center**|
|Mar 04, 2015||Dallas, TX||American Airlines Center|
|Mar 07, 2015||Charlotte, NC||Time Warner Cable Arena|
|Mar 08, 2015||Knoxville, TN||Thompson-Boling Arena**|
|Mar 11, 2015||Little Rock, AR||Verizon Arena|
|Mar 12, 2015||Oklahoma City, OK||Chesapeake Energy Arena|
|Mar 15, 2015||Charlottesville, VA||John Paul Jones Arena|
|Mar 17, 2015||Greensboro, NC||Greensboro Coliseum|
|Mar 18, 2015||Nashville, TN||Bridgestone Arena|
|Mar 21, 2015||Miami, FL||American Airlines Arena|
|Mar 23, 2015||Orlando, FL||Amway Arena|
|Mar 25, 2015||Atlanta, GA||Philips Arena|
|Mar 27, 2015||St. Louis, MO||Scottrade Center|
|Mar 28, 2015||Kansas City, MO||Sprint Center**|
|Mar 31, 2015||Witchita, KS||INTRUST Bank Arena**|
|Apr 01, 2015||Denver, CO||Pepsi Center**|
|Apr 04, 2015||Vancouver, BC||Rogers Arena|
|Apr 06, 2015||Bakersfield, CA||Rabobank Arena|
|Apr 07, 2015||Oakland, CA||Oracle Arena|
|Apr 10, 2015||Los Angeles, CA||The Forum (on sale Dec. 13)|
|Apr 11, 2015||Las Vegas, NV||MGM Grand Garden Arena|
Judge John Lua banned cameras in the proceedings. 17's Kristin Price was in the courtroom.
Expert witness for the defense, Dr. Thomas Middleton, answered questions Thursday from both Chief Deputy District Attorney Mark Pafford and defense attorney Paul Cadman about his psychological evaluation of Oliver.
Middleton testified Oliver has Bipolar Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a sexual disorder and a learning disability. Middleton said Oliver's PTSD is caused by physical assaults, bullying and harassment over a long period of time.
He testified Oliver developed personas -- or characters -- in both fantasy and reality to distance himself from pain he faced.
Middleton said he doesn't think Oliver was lying when he testified he doesn't remember the shooting in January 2013.
Late Thursday afternoon, Dr. Kris Mohandie took the stand for the prosecution. Mohandie extensively explained his experience -- including his work in cases of school violence, police shootings and other high profile trials. He didn't answer questions about the case. Mohandie will take the stand again Friday morning.
If you're looking for some adventurous social time, the Assistance League of Bakersfield will host their 25th Annual Chez Noel Home Tour and Holiday Boutique.
The psychologists have different backgrounds, pay scales, time spent on the case and opinions of Oliver's conditions.
Dr. Kris Mohandie is testifying for the prosecution. He said Oliver's test results don't indicate Oliver is Bipolar or has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Dr. Thomas Middleton, a local psychologist testifying for the defense, said Thursday Oliver is Bipolar and has PTSD.
Mohandie testified "snapping" is a myth, that people give warning signs before they plan an attack.
During the trial oliver testified he told a couple classmates he had a bad feeling the day before the shooting and told them not to come to school. He testified at the trial, he was relentlessly bullied and couldn't take it anymore.
Mohandie has worked on other high profile court cases including the trial of James Holmes accused in the shooting at a movie theater in Colorado. Mohandie also said he regularly consults on cases in the entertainment industry.
In October 2013 Mohandie gave a presentation at the Kern County Law Enforcement Foundation fall luncheon about school shootings. During the event he said, "I'm a big fan of see something say something campaigns because when it comes to school violence, nearly always the person has told somebody about their intentions beforehand."
During their testimony, the psychologists also discussed their pay rates and hours spent on the case. Mohandie said he charges $450 an hour and worked on the case for 95 hours before the trial, equaling $42,750. Middleton testified he charges $150 an hour and spent 30 hours on his evaluation, a compensation of $4,500.
Testimony is expected to resume Monday morning. Judge John Lua says closing arguments should happen midweek.