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DA’s Office Adds Identity Theft Resource Center ‘Live Chat’ to Help Crime Victims

San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan announced today that her office is partnering with San Diego-based Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) to provide a live chat box on the DA’s public website in an effort to support victims of identity crimes. In adding the ability to live chat with the ITRC’s expert advisors to […]

Murderer Sentenced for 2015 Killing

San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan announced today that defendant Roger Hernandez, 34, who was convicted in April of murder, has been sentenced to 67years-to-life in prison for killing 18-year-old Juan Muñoz, Jr. in 2015. Munoz was murdered as he was returning from buying soft drinks and snacks when he crossed paths with gang […]

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Fugitive Murderer Arrested in Central America

San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan said today that defendant Raymond McLeod, 37, wanted for the murder of 30-year-old Krystal Mitchell in San Diego, was taken into custody Monday afternoon by El Salvadoran law enforcement authorities without incident. McLeod will be returned to San Diego County to face a charge of murder. “This defendant’s […]

DA Releases Annual Report

San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan today released the DA’s 2021 Annual Report, noting a number of recent accomplishments across many different areas of her office’s mission. “This report reflects the work of the dedicated DA team of prosecutors, investigators, victim advocates and staff working alongside law enforcement and the communities we serve to keep San […]

16 Deputy DAs Honored by Board of Supervisors

San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan joined the County’s Board of Supervisors to honor 16 Deputy DAs for their outstanding work and commitment to public safety. Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer declared Tuesday, August 16, 2022, “Prosecutors’ Day” in San Diego County and presented proclamations to each of the individuals being honored. “This recognition by our Board of […]

Spanish Event About Fentanyl Dangers

Fentanyl is the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 18 and 45 – nothing else comes close. In San Diego, overdose deaths from fentanyl start at around age 14. It is also being sold on social media as counterfeit pills made to look exactly like OxyContin, Percocet, Xanax and Adderall, but […]