Mejia, Los Angeles, California 1994
A Salvadorian male, charged charged with the crime of
mayhem and corporal injuries on his spouse. He claimed the incidents
mutually consensual, in their sado-masochistic relationship.
socio-cultural investigation, with multiple collateral interviews.
People v Boone
A 35 year old Caucasian married male
was charged with forcible rape, burglary,
robbery, evading an officer etc. Appointed by the Superior Court to
pertinent report to the court ( PC 288.1). The defendant admitted
entering a house, not his,
without permission and having sex with a woman, not his wife,
without her consent, but
blamed everything to his being under the influence of cocaine.
People v DeHoyos, Orange
County, California 1993
Mexican-American male charged with
kidnapping, rape and murder of a nine year old
Hispanic girl. A notorious case that got nationwide attention.
socio-cultural issues. A death penalty case, with two trials and multiple
People v Mesa, Ventura California
26 year old Mexican, DF, male charge
with attempted murder in a salvage attack on another
male, his friend. He was spending the evening with his friend,
drinking, using some drugs,
when his friend allegedly made a sexual advance that enraged Mr.
Mesa and stabbed
his friend repeatedly. The defendant has been previously in prison
were he was subjected
to several homosexual rapes. The advances of his friend triggered
lost his control and attacked him brutally. Cultural issues.
Chavez, Santa Ana, California 1996
Mexican male, from Chihuahua, shot his wife and
himself , but both survived. He was charged
with attempted murder . Psycho-social investigation, multiple
interviews including the victim,
his wife. He testimony was very helpful in determining mental status
of the defendant.
Estrada. San Bernardino Co. California 1993
A teenager, Cuban " Marielito", mentally retarded,
charged with kidnapping, gang raping of
three white females. The youngest female, a teenager, was also
murder by one
of the three co-defendants. Psychological evaluation, testing,
Hernandez, Fresno County, California 1996
Mexican male charged with murder and rape of two
women and rape and attempted murder of
a third one. Psychological evaluation, socio-cultural investigation in
Ritualistic-satanic violent sex rituals.
Navarro, Ventura County, California 1990
A Mexican teenager allegedly sexually by an adult
homosexual, was charged with murder
of the alleged assailant . Cultural issues, Hispanic attitudes toward
Sixto, Kern County, California 1991
A mentally retarded Mexican male spent ten years in
death row in San Quentin for the
kidnapping, sexual molestation and murder of a 5 year old boy.
overturned on appeal, second trial. Psychological evaluation, testing.
**Note: Several murder and sex cases are listed in
Murder Case Synopsis