A convicted child molester was found dead in his jail cell on May 12. Jonathan David Pereira, 34, was found hanging in his cell at Deuel Vocational Institute in Tracy around 8:30 a.m., Lt. George Paul confirmed. He was the sole occupant of the cell and his death was ruled a suicide. Pereira, who had [...]
The somber atmosphere of Jonathan David Pereira’s sentencing hearing took a turn to the absurd when the defendant pleaded with the court to grant him the death penalty.
Pereira, who was found guilty on six counts relating to child molestation and possession of child pornography by a jury in March, was first determined by Judge Daniel B. Proud to not be eligible for probation. After declaring this, Judge Proud opened the floor to the counsel.
Dain Weiner, Pereira’s attorney, noted that Pereira was being judged over a single incident that took place over a few minutes in Pereira’s home. He believed that the sentence of three terms of 15 years-to-life should be served concurrently.
ELK GROVE — El Dorado took first place in three of the four races in Wednesday’s second Sierra Valley Conference cross country meet at Elk Grove Park. “Thankfully we have remained injury free and both the kids and the coaches know we have better races to come,” said Cougar cross country coach Peanut Harms, who [...]
The first full season of Three Stages at Folsom Lake College builds on the success of the regional performing arts center’s spring productions. The $50 million arts venue opened on Feb. 11 with “A Chorus Line,” and continued with a wide variety of performances that attracted 40,000 patrons with ticket sales of more than $1 [...]
Baseball Player of the Year: Tyler Evanoff, Ponderosa Coach of the Year: Joe Potulny, Jesuit First team: Oak Ridge: Chris Muse-Fisher, Austin Ales, Cole Hansen, Jake Wehr, Zach Mahon; Ponderosa: Hunter Gallant, Jerrod Bravo; Jesuit: Zach Green, Logan James, Louis Mejia, Brian Celsi, Joe Williams; Pleasant Grove: Zach Stilwell, Josh Adams, Garrett Heisinger Boys Golf Most [...]
Baseball Player of the Year: Tyler Evanoff, Ponderosa Coach of the Year: Joe Potulny, Jesuit First team:Oak Ridge: Chris Muse-Fisher, Austin Ales, Cole Hansen, Jake Wehr, Zach Mahon; Ponderosa: Hunter Gallant, Jerrod Bravo; Jesuit: Zach Green, Logan James, Louis Mejia; Brian Celsi, Joe Williams; Pleasant Grove: Zach Stilwell, Josh Adams, Garrett Heisinger Boys Golf Most [...]
Baseball Oak Ridge 15, Sheldon 9 – Behind a 19-hit attack, the Trojans improved to 5-2 with Thursday’s Delta River League win. Cole Hanson was 4-for-5, 3B, 2B, 4 RBIs; Zach Mahon, 4-for-6, 3 RBIs; Luke Eicher, 3B, 2B, 3 RBIs; Austin Ales, 2-for-5; and Jake Wehr, 2-for-4. The game was marred by 13 errors. [...]
Boys golf Ponderosa defeated Jesuit 196-204 at Cameron Park CC. PHS scores: Co-medalists: Corey Pereira, Brad Peil, even-par 36; Derek Trofimczuk, 37; Jeremy Ashburn, 43; Mike Green, 44; Danny Gassman, 47. El Dorado defeated Cosumnes Oaks 217-253 at Cold Springs CC. ED scores: Medalist Tanner Lichty, 39; Tyler Powell, 42; Andrew Montez, 42; Shane Hopkins, [...]
More than one year after he was arrested, Pollock Pines resident Jonathan David Pereira pleaded not guilty Friday morning to lewd acts with children under the age of 14. Pereira, 33, appeared in Placerville’s Main Street El Dorado County Courthouse with his attorney, Kresta Daly, to enter his plea. Pereira was initially booked into the [...]