James Mitchell, the heir to the Mitchell Brothers adult film business, was sentenced to 35 years to life this morning for killing his ex-girlfriend, Danielle Keller, and kidnapping their young daughter two years ago. Mitchell, 29, of Pittsburg, was convicted of bludgeoning Keller with an aluminum softball bat at her Diablo Court home in Novato on July 12, 2009, the child’s first birthday. Read More
Porn mogul James Raphael Mitchell has been found guilty of first-degree murder of his ex-girlfriend Danielle Keller and kidnapping the couple's one-year-old daughter at her Novato home two years ago.
A Marin County jury reached the verdict after deliberating two days in Marin County Superior Court.
Deputy District Attorney Charles Cacciatore said the jury did not convict Mitchell of the special circumstance of murder during a kidnapping. Read More
A prosecutor told a Marin County jury this morning that James Raphael Mitchell killed his estranged girlfriend by beating her to death with a baseball bat outside her Novato home as she held their 1-year-old daughter. Mitchell, 29, of Pittsburg, is the son of adult filmmaker Jim Mitchell, of Mitchell Brothers fame.Danielle Keller, 29, was murdered the evening of July 12, 2009, her daughter’s first birthday. Read More