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Suspect in police slaying could face execution [Riverside, CA]
The Press-Enterprise ^ | Nov. 10, 2010 | Richard Brooks

Posted on 11/10/2010 12:49:51 PM PST by La Enchiladita

The 44-year-old Rubidoux parolee arrested last night on suspicion of murdering a Riverside policeman is being held without the possibility of bail and could be charged with offenses that would pave the way for the death penalty, jail records show.

Earl Ellis Green was arrested at 8 p.m. Tuesday and booked into Robert Presley Detention Center at 3:41 a.m. today for investigation of murder with at least one "special circumstance," an allegation that -- if it results in conviction -- enables prosecutors to seek a punishment of either death or life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

Among the list of special circumstances listed in the California Penal Code is murder of a peace officer.

(Excerpt) Read more at pe.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; US: California
KEYWORDS: military; officerdown; police
Earl Green was arrested last night near the Target store along the 3300 block of Arlington Avenue in Riverside in connection with the Sunday night slaying of Officer Ryan Bonaminio after a traffic stop and brief foot chase in the city's Fairmount Park.

...A candlelight vigil is scheduled for this weekend in Riverside, organizers say.



...The vigil is being held on Veterans Day partly in recognition of Bonaminio's service in the U.S. Army -- including two tours in Iraq -- before joining the police department four years ago.


1 posted on 11/10/2010 12:49:57 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

“...for investigation of murder with at least one “special circumstance,”

I’ve never had much use for laws that say someone’s life is worth more than someone else’s.


2 posted on 11/10/2010 12:52:56 PM PST by Elwood P. Doud (America, you voted for a negro socialist with an Islamic name - so why are you surprised?)
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To: La Enchiladita

Officer Bonaminio was a veteran who survived two tours in Iraq.


3 posted on 11/10/2010 12:53:20 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: La Enchiladita
Riverside County court records reveal that a man with Earl Green's name and date of birth has a record of at least 13 cases stretching back to at least October 1990, when he pleaded guilty to two felonies: receiving stolen property and battery on a police officer and was sentenced to one year and four months.
4 posted on 11/10/2010 12:54:54 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: forgotten man

“Suspect in police slaying could face execution [Riverside, CA]”

Yeah, right like in California we have a death penalty... We also just elected a governor and maybe an AG opposed to it.

We will just coddle this guy for the next 50 years with free room and board.


5 posted on 11/10/2010 12:56:31 PM PST by edcoil (Today, we start fixing stupid.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Actually a lot of guys facing a death penalty or life without parole go for the death penalty here is CA. The CA death row has better accommodations/food than your standard CA maximum security prison plus your chances of dying of old age on death row before CA actually kills you makes this a no brainer for anyone facing a capital crime conviction. CA is sooo screwed up!


6 posted on 11/10/2010 12:57:57 PM PST by trapped_in_LA
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To: La Enchiladita
...could be charged with offenses that would pave the way for the death penalty

In California? When, in 2034?

7 posted on 11/10/2010 12:58:02 PM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: forgotten man

Yes, that is what makes this even sadder, to lose a hero who fought for his country, comes home to protect citizens here and is gunned down by a car-thieving fool.

Criminals like Green need to take a long walk off a short pier.


8 posted on 11/10/2010 1:01:29 PM PST by La Enchiladita (It's Morning in America!! And darkest night in California....:(:()
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To: edcoil
Yeah, right like in California we have a death penalty

California has some of the strictest criminal law penalties in the country, in addition to three strikes laws. That's why cities like Los Angeles and said San Francisco have considerably less crime per capita than cities like St. Louis, Dallas and Atlanta, etc, etc.

9 posted on 11/10/2010 1:01:44 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: ColdOne

Just by that info tells me about the Justice system in this country. But then again, NO SURPRISE! stories like these are happening too often. It is only recent cases like these are aware- at the same time lives lost in the process. Sad & Sick at the same time!


10 posted on 11/10/2010 1:03:18 PM PST by greatdefender (If You Want Peace.....Prepare For War)
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To: dragnet2

Yes, we have criminalized every taxpayer everywhere for anything. We have more laws not enforced then most countries 1,000 years older then us. but

What does that have to do with the union police that supported the election of gov and AG that oppose the death penalty and then tell us he might get it. He won’t.


11 posted on 11/10/2010 1:05:25 PM PST by edcoil (Today, we start fixing stupid.)
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To: La Enchiladita

“even sadder, to lose a hero who fought for his country, comes home to protect citizens here and is gunned down by a car-thieving fool.”

I think you will find Green killed the cop due to the fact he was a two-time loser and with California three strikes laws he was likely facing life in prison for vehicle theft.


12 posted on 11/10/2010 1:05:36 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: Elwood P. Doud

There have been many cases in CA where “special circumstance” charges were filed not related to Police killings. This one appears to be enhanced to special circumstance due to the murder being committed to escape the law. [A parolee in a stolen truck.]

An explanation follows...

For most states with first-degree murder and second-degree murder statutes, a special circumstance is usually applied to the murder charge to make it a first-degree offense. For example, financial gain, the use of torture, a murder where rape is committed as well, kidnapping and murder committed to escape the law. When a special circumstance does not apply the murder is typically seen as second-degree murder, or may even be reduced to manslaughter.

Read more at http://www.articlealley.com/article_1067298_23.html?ktrack=kcplink


13 posted on 11/10/2010 1:07:48 PM PST by SZonian (July 27, 2010. Life begins anew.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Being that this happened in Kalifornia, this perp will get coddled the rest of his life. Executed in Kali? What a joke.


14 posted on 11/10/2010 1:10:04 PM PST by vpintheak (Obama sez I'm an enemy and I will be punished. My Saviour has overcome the world.)
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To: SZonian

Thanks for adding that info, explaining the many uses of “special circumstance.”


15 posted on 11/10/2010 1:12:43 PM PST by La Enchiladita (It's Morning in America!! And darkest night in California....:(:()
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To: greatdefender

Way to often it seems now a days.


16 posted on 11/10/2010 1:16:30 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: edcoil

We won’t know AG results until Dec. 3, at which time law requires that the CA SecState declare a winner.

Cooley has a 40,000 vote lead at this point.


17 posted on 11/10/2010 1:17:00 PM PST by La Enchiladita (It's Morning in America!! And darkest night in California....:(:()
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To: La Enchiladita

You’re Welcome.

Just doing the FR thing, helping folks learn a thing or two. And I didn’t want the thread to veer off topic into a “cops are special” discussion.

This young man should be honored and the tribute planned for Veteran’s Day is apropriate IMO.


18 posted on 11/10/2010 1:20:41 PM PST by SZonian (July 27, 2010. Life begins anew.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Just lead the scumbag out into the Mojave desert and put a bullet in his head. Leave his carcass for the coyotes and birds. Done!...case closed!


19 posted on 11/10/2010 1:35:52 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: edcoil
We will just coddle this guy for the next 50 years with free room and board.

You're not far from the truth! There are men on Death Row in California who were sentenced way back in 1979, and are no closer to their executions today than they were 31 years ago.
The notorious serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka the "Night Stalker", who savagely murdered at least 14 people back in 1984, was sentenced to death in 1989 and is only halfway (at best) through the appeals process. It will be at least another 25 years before an execution date is set for him.

Total judicial insanity!

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/03/22/california-killers-sit-symbolic-death-row-decades-costing-billions/
20 posted on 11/10/2010 2:01:15 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: La Enchiladita
He's the next Wesley Cook.

He'll never be executed in my lifetime.

And you can take that to the bank.

21 posted on 11/10/2010 2:09:38 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: La Enchiladita

Those who murder police officers should be executed. So should those who murder non-police-officers.


22 posted on 11/10/2010 2:31:20 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Those who murder police officers should be executed. So should those who murder non-police-officers.


23 posted on 11/10/2010 2:31:43 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Deo volente

Un-freakin’-believable that the Night Stalker still breathes and walks this planet. Yes, something is EXTREMELY, COMPLETELY wrong with the “process” that he is not long gone. I remember how terrifying it was every day and night until he was caught. I believe he was apprehended and turned in by private citizens. Too bad they didn’t TCB before contacting the “authorities.”


24 posted on 11/10/2010 6:04:06 PM PST by La Enchiladita (It's Morning in America!! And darkest night in California....:(:()
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Yes! And I wonder what is reserved on Judgement Day for those who enable these heinous monsters to evade the justice they deserve on this earth.


25 posted on 11/10/2010 6:05:22 PM PST by La Enchiladita (It's Morning in America!! And darkest night in California....:(:()
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