A man who stabbed his drinking buddy three times in the neck during an argument last Fourth of July over who was “more of a man” was sentenced Thursday to four years in state prison.
Roberto Miron Romero, 31, of East Palo Alto, pleaded no contest to felony assault and other charges in connection with the senseless assault at Bell Street Park in his city. Read More
Police are hunting a gunman in the cold-blooded killing of a 23-year-old man on an East Palo Alto sidewalk Monday.Jabari Banford suffered multiple gunshot wounds in the 2500 block of Avenue at 8:50 p.m. Officers found him lying on the sidewalk. He died at the scene.Banford was talking to people in a car when another car pulled up behind the vehicle. A gunman got out of the car, walked up to Banford and opened fire, police said. Read More
An East Palo Alto man enraged that his daughter didn’t want to attend college allegedly stabbed a relative with a butcher knife after he was asked to calm down, prosecutors said.Panapasa Vatu, 52, was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on one count of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the bloody kitchen spat on May 17. Read More
The shooting in East Palo Alto that killed a 3-month-old and wounded his parents was a case of mistaken identity, police said Monday.The shooting occurred on the 400 block of Wisteria Drive early Sunday morning, with two men approaching a car that had a family of four from Redwood City. Read More
A man was giddy to accept his good Samaritan prize — a rock of cocaine — for helping out a teenage driver with a broken down car in East Palo Alto.But instead of scoring the rock, the duped Samaritan was pistol-whipped and carjacked by the thug in distress on Monday, prosecutors in San Mateo County say.Police arrested 17-year-old Deontae Murphy in connection with the ungrateful beating and robbery of a man who offered a helping hand. Read More