Court rules manslaughter in beating d...

Court rules manslaughter in beating death

There are 34 comments on the Red Bluff Daily News story from Oct 9, 2010, titled Court rules manslaughter in beating death. In it, Red Bluff Daily News reports that:

A Corning man who beat his live-in girlfriend to death was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter Friday but not the original murder charge he faced.

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Jah Dragon

Chico, CA

#25 Oct 12, 2010
It use to be L.A. County---kill someone and get off free. Which is still true if you have mucho $$$$. But this case MAKES ME VOMIT!!
Not justice

Mesa, AZ

#26 Oct 13, 2010
kendi wrote:
not an intresting story

First, would it be interesting if it were a member of your family? Second, learn how to spell.
Molecule

Los Molinos, CA

#27 Oct 13, 2010
We R 1 wrote:
<quoted text>One would assume that the mother decided to go out and party while her husband was working rather than stay at home with her child - adding to the defendants rage about the victim's apparent infidelity. While I in no way condone his violent reaction to her irresponsibility it does help to explain why he might have snapped. It seems reasonable to me that this could very well have been a crime of passion as the victim stoked the defendants rage to the point he snapped. It would seem the judge split the difference and found him guilty of voluntary manslaughter - a defensible position and no fault of the DA's office.
They weren't married, they were dating. Not married......she is free to do what she wants. I will bet this was not the first instance of violence in this household. The victim did not live to answer to authorities about leaving the child unattended, however, many 11 year olds are babysitters so this is probably an arguable offense.

The victim did not 'deserve' to be beaten to death with a frying pan....even if she was texting other men..........even if she was out at night..........even if, even if, even if!! These offenses go on everyday. Committed by even men and married men at that. What she was doing is none of our business. Domestic violence is NEVER ok!
Pat Johnston

Reedley, CA

#30 Oct 13, 2010
Molecule wrote:
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They weren't married, they were dating. Not married......she is free to do what she wants. I will bet this was not the first instance of violence in this household. The victim did not live to answer to authorities about leaving the child unattended, however, many 11 year olds are babysitters so this is probably an arguable offense.
The victim did not 'deserve' to be beaten to death with a frying pan....even if she was texting other men..........even if she was out at night..........even if, even if, even if!! These offenses go on everyday. Committed by even men and married men at that. What she was doing is none of our business. Domestic violence is NEVER ok!
Right on! Great blog!
Mo from Corning

Westminster, CA

#31 Oct 13, 2010
Linda was a good person. I read the Corning paper and the things they printed about Linda on what Steve said was really upsetting. He made her sound like a drunk and a whore. She was a fun loving person who loved to Line Dance and went to the Casino because they had that there. I have known Linda for over 12 years, not socially, but know the family. She loved her children and grandchildren very much and was planning on moving to Arizona where one of her daughters live. I knew her ex-boyfriend and they were on good terms. It is so sad that this killer can get as little as 3 years up to 11 years. He then can go on with his life. Linda will never have that option. She will never see her family or friends again. I think he should have gotten the death penalty. He took a life. Crime of passion is bull. She was a small person and to break a cast iron frying pan while beating her. Come on people. HE probably disfigured her and beat her to no end. What a monster. This is not justice and I feel for the family she left behind knowing that their mothers killer will be free in a few years. How dis gusting......
WILL NEVER FORGET

Topanga, CA

#32 Oct 13, 2010
Thank you for your comments and your intelligence for seeing what really went on in that courtroom from what was reported that this monster said about Linda.He should be in their for life.Thanks to everyone who knew the real woman she was as is not too shy to say it!!
Mo from Corning wrote:
Linda was a good person. I read the Corning paper and the things they printed about Linda on what Steve said was really upsetting. He made her sound like a drunk and a ****. She was a fun loving person who loved to Line Dance and went to the Casino because they had that there. I have known Linda for over 12 years, not socially, but know the family. She loved her children and grandchildren very much and was planning on moving to Arizona where one of her daughters live. I knew her ex-boyfriend and they were on good terms. It is so sad that this killer can get as little as 3 years up to 11 years. He then can go on with his life. Linda will never have that option. She will never see her family or friends again. I think he should have gotten the death penalty. He took a life. Crime of passion is bull. She was a small person and to break a cast iron frying pan while beating her. Come on people. HE probably disfigured her and beat her to no end. What a monster. This is not justice and I feel for the family she left behind knowing that their mothers killer will be free in a few years. How dis gusting......
Lady52

Tustin, CA

#33 Oct 14, 2010
If she had beaten him to death she would have received life without bail, murder 1. Well at least the DA is not playing the race card - Mexican man murders ex white girlfriend in a jealous rage. Who would have thought!
craig

United States

#34 Oct 14, 2010
Molecule wrote:
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They weren't married, they were dating. Not married......she is free to do what she wants. I will bet this was not the first instance of violence in this household. The victim did not live to answer to authorities about leaving the child unattended, however, many 11 year olds are babysitters so this is probably an arguable offense.
The victim did not 'deserve' to be beaten to death with a frying pan....even if she was texting other men..........even if she was out at night..........even if, even if, even if!! These offenses go on everyday. Committed by even men and married men at that. What she was doing is none of our business. Domestic violence is NEVER ok!
Please rewrite your third to the last sentence so that I can figure out what you are saying.
Nancy

United States

#35 Oct 14, 2010
If someone did not know Linda, please don't give an opinion about this wonderful mother, grandma, sister and friend. She didn't complain to everyone, she did confide in all of us that Steve has a temper, that she only stayed with him for Rhianna. If he cared so much, he should have shown it! I hope the attorney, D.A. and judge find it hard to sleep at nights, just like us, especially her family. It is one of the most horribe convictions AGAIN! They took it pretty lightly the fact that she was beaten to death! Her life isn't as important as poor Steve Piazza's. He ruined so many lives with his crazy act and he needs to rot in prison for the rest of his life!
Lady52

Tustin, CA

#36 Oct 14, 2010
I live in Corning. It was their home, not his. To say they were boyfriend/girlfriend isn't accurate. Unmarried cohabitants for 10 years. He was a jealous partner who assumed his woman was cheating on him because she went out with the girls. He couldn't control her while away from home trucking. He came home early to catch her in the act. She wasn't there. He worked up his immagination and temper and the rest is history. Premeditated murder. Jealous, suspicious men are usually guilty of what they think their women are doing.

But anyway...now we have Sharia law in Tehama County. Suspicious men can kill their women and nearly get away with it.
family

United States

#38 Nov 12, 2010
We R 1 wrote:
<quoted text>He was waiting in his own house not to kill her I would suggest but getting increasingly concerned that she had left their child unattended while she was out partying....
Why so quick to believe a murders word! Is it true? Really people find something better to do then comment on stuff you don't no about!! To everyone that reads this on a daily bases god forbid something like this happens to someone in your family or even freind.Dont come on here and read the crap people wright!!
sister

Portland, OR

#39 Aug 11, 2011
unbelieveable wrote:
yet another one gets away with murder..
on a side note: what was the little girl doing home all alone in the middle of the night?
I may be a little bias-but the facts
1)This little girl was 21 years old 2)she was mother of steven's child (custody) 3) This was called manslaughter because he convinced the judge it was self defense.(5'4 girl was beating a 6'2 man?). How can he still be walking around Corning?
sister

Portland, OR

#40 Aug 11, 2011
sister wrote:
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I may be a little bias-but the facts
1)This little girl was 21 years old 2)she was mother of steven's child (custody) 3) This was called manslaughter because he convinced the judge it was self defense.(5'4 girl was beating a 6'2 man?). How can he still be walking around Corning?
If I'm even talking about the same crime?
Sister

Bronx, NY

#41 Jun 6, 2012
sister wrote:
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If I'm even talking about the same crime?
Okay,I was wrong. I'm NANCY RAMIREZ's sister who was killed by Steven BROOKS from corning ca in 1994. "NAN" knows who I'm talking about. Sorry!

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