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Desert Sun News Story

A woman who drove drunk without a license and caused a crash that killed her husband of 25 years was ordered today to serve about three months of home confinement and three years supervised probation. Read More

By: Desert Sun Staff
Date: Aug 19, 2015
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KMIR News Story

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Posted: Aug 19, 2015
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3 Months at Home in DUI Death

INDIO (CNS) - A woman who drove drunk without a license and caused a crash that killed her husband of 25 years was ordered today to serve about three months of home confinement and three years supervised probation.

Candelaria Castillo, 55, of Indio, was sentenced to six months incarceration, to be served with a GPS ankle monitor system instead of county jail. Under state sentencing guidelines for non-violent offenders, she can receive two days of credit for each day she actually serves in custody.

"I'm very pleased with the outcome,'' said her attorney, Anthony Valente of Palm Desert. "I think that this was a tragic accident. She's going to be living with this for the rest of her life.''

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Arson / Burglary Gets Probation

INDO, Ca. - A former Palm Springs restaurant worker whole stole $2,000 before setting fire to the eatery while about 100 customers were inside was sentenced today to probation and ordered to enroll in a mental health program, despite the objections of his ex-employer and a prosecutor.

Upon his release from county jail on June 23, Ripp Trammell Goforth, 53, must enroll in a year-long county mental health probation program commonly known as "mental health court'' and will be on probation for five years.

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KESQ News Story

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By: KESQ News Staff
Date: Aug, 19 2015
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Woman Killed Husband in DUI

A woman who drove drunk without a license and caused a crash that killed her husband of 25 years was ordered Wednesday to serve about three months of home confinement and three years supervised probation.

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Employee Attempts to Burn Down Bistro

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - A former Palm Springs restaurant worker who stole $2,000 before setting fire to the eatery while about 100 customers were inside was sentenced Monday to probation and ordered to enroll in a mental health program, despite the objections of his ex-employer and a prosecutor.

Upon his release from county jail on June 23, Ripp Trammell Goforth, 53, must enroll in a year-long county mental health probation program commonly known as "mental health court'' and will be on probation for five years.

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By: Aldin Brown
Date: Jun 16, 2015
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