Coker's been trying all week to find and publish this week's “Butt Ugly Mug Shot,” but he's failed miserably.
Barring a miracle by 5 p.m. today, I've got him beat.
And I have to thank Orange County methamphetamine and heroin dealer Aurelio Fidencio Saldivar, Jr., who is also a cold-blooded murderer and member of the Middleside Los Chicos criminal street gang based in the city of Orange.
Saldivar's gang moniker is fitting: “Fat Boy.”
Though stuck in the state's worst penitentiary–Pelican Bay State Prison, Saldivar's 2009 conviction emerged in an Orange County courthouse this week when the California Court of Appeal in Santa Ana considered his claims that law enforcement exaggerated the his gang ties and the judge botched jury instructions.
recounting substantial police evidence, a panel of three justices
sanctioned the conviction for the robbery/murder of 26-year-old albino,
Russian immigrant and Costa Mesa gang member Raffi Yessayan*** in 2006.
(***The traditionally Hispanic criminal street gang, Family Mob, allowed Yessayan to join. Perhaps he didn't know what he was doing. He was legally blind at birth.)
Anyho, on to “Butt Ugly Mug Shot of the Week” honors . . . please ask minor children to leave the room before viewing:
Yep, that pretty dude is 5-foot-7 and topping 375 pounds and, especially given his criminal outlook, should be allowed to play defensive nose guard for the Oakland Raider's this season.
Superior Court Judge Frank F. Fasel,
who is now retired after a distinguished career, made sure that
Saldivar has a new permanent home. Fasel gave him a term of life in
prison without the possibility of parole.
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R. Scott Moxley has won Journalist of the Year honors at the Los Angeles Press Club; been named Distinguished Journalist of the Year by the LA Society of Professional Journalists; and hailed by two New York Times Magazine writers for his “herculean job” exposing Southern California law enforcement corruption.