28, Jul 2014 - West Covina, CA Hercules: Suspected jail escapee, murderer had tried to escape from Contra Costa jail too
MARTINEZ -- The Southern California man accused of stabbing to death a retired schoolteacher in Hercules two years ago after breaking out of a San Bernardino jail, tried to escape from Contra Costa County jail in Martinez as well, a prosecutor revealed during a hearing Monday into Darnell Washington's alleged intrastate crime spree.
26, Jul 2014 - Contra Costa, CA Email to a Friend
MARTINEZ, Calif. - A Northern California man has been sentenced to 194 years to life in prison for molesting boys in the 1990s. A Contra Costa County Superior Court judge on Tuesday imposed consecutive sentences for 53-year-old Gordon Blake of Brentwood, who was convicted last month of 32 felonies.