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News Update!!: Riverside, CA: Man pleads guilty to providing guns in terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California.

News Update!!: Riverside, CA: Man pleads guilty to providing guns in terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California.

A man has pleaded guilty to providing the high powered rifles used to in the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California that killed 14 people and wounded 22 people on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015.

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NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 is reporting that the plea agreement between 25 year old Enrique Marquez Jr. of Riverside, California and prosecutors was accepted on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 by a federal judge in Riverside, California.

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In addition to providing material support to terrorists, Enrique Marquez also pleaded guilty to conspiring with one of the terrorist shooters in plots for mass killings that were never carried out.

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** Picture from Picture from Photojournalist Alex Vasquez of NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

A news conference was held outside the courthouse discussing what happening in court.

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** Sketch pictures by artist Bill Robles: **

ZachNews received these sketch pictures by artist Bill Robles of Enrique Marquez Jr. inside the courtroom in Riverside, California on Thursday, February 16th, 2017.

Enrique Marquez Jr. admitted in a plea agreement that he bought the assault rifles used by Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, in the deadly Dec.

Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik were killed in a gunfight with authorities later that day.

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News Update!!: Kingman, AZ: Superior Court Judge denied moving Justin James Rector’s murder trial elsewhere.

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News Update!!: Kingman, AZ: Superior Court Judge denied moving Justin James Rector’s murder trial elsewhere.

A Superior Court Judge in Kingman, Arizona ruled on Friday, October 2nd, 2015 has denied a request to move a murder trial elsewhere for the suspect accused of killing a little girl in September 2014.

The suspect, 27 year old Justin James Rector, is accused of killing 8 year old Isabella “Bella” Grogan Cannella on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 and leaving her body in a shallow grave near her Lakeside Drive home in Bullhead City, Arizona.

Justin James Rector is charged with first degree murder, kidnapping, child abuse, and abandonment of a dead body.

Superior Court Judge Lee Jantzen ruled that media coverage has not been outrageous and has not created a carnival like atmosphere, and denied a motion filed by Justin James Rector’s Attorney Gerald Gavin to change the murder trial’s location to another county.

Justin James Rector’s Attorney Gerald Gavin argued that seating an impartial jury would be nearly impossible because of the gravity of the allegations against him.

But, Prosecutor Gregory McPhillips says the defense attorneys had no evidence to support their request for moving the trial out of Mohave County, Arizona.

Superior Court Judge Lee Jantzen wrote in an order that the court has ways to ensure that Justin James Rector’s case is heard by a fair and impartial jury. Jantzen also denied several other defense motions.

Superior Court Judge Lee Jantzen denied several items, including denied a motion to insulate the jury by not releasing their personal information, denied was a motion to ban contact between the judge and the jury after the verdict is read, and denied a motion to allow Justin James Rector access to a laptop computer in his cell at all times to review his case, denied Justin James Rector’s objections to the death penalty, and denied a motion to ban law enforcement officers from wearing their uniforms or displaying their weapons in the courtroom.

Superior Court Judge Lee Jantzen granted a defense motion allowing a delay in Justin James Rector’s mental health exam until relevant records can be obtained.

Superior Court Judge Lee Jantzen will rule on other pending motions and set future hearings to argue motions if necessary.

Justin James Rector’s next status hearing for Wednesday, December 9th, 2015, and Justin James Rector’s murder trial is set to begin on Monday, October 17th, 2016, with a pre-trial hearing set for Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016.

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Isabella “Bella” Grogan Cannella was reported missing on the morning of Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 sparking a whole community of people searching for the missing girl.

On Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014, a tracking unit from the Mohave County Search and Rescue came across a body in a shallow grave near her Lakeside Drive home.

Authorities later confirmed that the body found was that of missing Isabella “Bella” Grogan Cannella.

On Thursday, September 4th, 2014, Bullhead City Police Department made an arrest in connection to the disappearance of 8 year old Isabella “Bella” Grogan Cannella.

Justin James Rector was arrest and later charged with first degree murder, kidnapping, child abuse and abandonment of a dead body in the kidnapping and murder of 8 year old Isabella “Bella” Grogan Cannella.

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Riverside, CA: Suicidal man sentenced for attempted murder of California Highway Patrol Officer who saved his life.

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Riverside, CA: Suicidal man sentenced for attempted murder of California Highway Patrol Officer who saved his life.

A man who attempted to jump off an overpass in October 2012 is heading to jail for attempted murder of a California Highway Patrol Officer who was stabbed in the eye as the California Highway Patrol Officer tried to save his life and kept the man from attempting to jump from an overpass.

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** Picture of Javier Hernandez from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

On Friday, July 31st, 2015, 48 year old Javier Hernandez of Riverside, California was sentenced to 18 years to life by Riverside County Superior Court Judge Michelle Levine.

On Thursday, October 25th, 2012, California Highway Patrol Officer Dane Norem responded to a call of a possibly suicidal man on the La Sierra Avenue overpass above the State Route 91 (91 Freeway) in Riverside, California.

The man, later identified by authorities as Javier Hernandez, spotted the patrol car and climbed onto the overpass fence.

California Highway Patrol Officer Dane Norem, worried the man could potentially killing himself and endangering motorists, grabbed the leg of Javier Hernandez in an effort to prevent that from happening.

But, Javier Hernandez had a knife on him and reportedly slashed or stabbed California Highway Patrol Officer Dane Norem numerous times including a stab wound to his right eye which blinded him.

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** Pictures of off duty Riverside Police Department Officer Nathan Asbury and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant John Walker from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

California Highway Patrol Officer Dane Norem continued to hold onto the man so he couldn’t climb over the fence, still trying to save his life, until several Good Samaritans, including off duty Riverside Police Department Officer Nathan Asbury and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant John Walker, came to help California Highway Patrol Officer Dane Norem.

Javier Hernandez, who also goes by Javier Hernandez Rios, was ultimately taken into police custody.

The incident left California Highway Patrol Officer Dane Norem partially blind.

The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office filed numerous charges against Javier Hernandez, including attempted murder with the enhancement that the victim is a peace officer.

On Wednesday, March 11th, 2015, a Superior Court Jury found Javier Hernandez guilty of several felonies including mayhem, assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer and assault with a deadly weapon likely to cause great bodily injury against the Good Samaritans, but a jury was unable to agree on a verdict on the attempted murder count.

The jury was reportedly deadlocked 10 to 2 in favor of guilty on the attempted murder of the peace officer.

The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office then retried that charge and on Friday, June 26th, 2015, another jury found Javier Hernandez guilty of that count of attempted murder.

California Highway Patrol Officer Dane Norem spoke for the first time since the incident to Tony Shin, NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 News Reporter, about the knife attack that nearly blinded him as he tried to save the man’s life.

** You can watch the news interview with California Highway Patrol Officer Dane Norem at the following NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 website address: **

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/CHP-Officer-Brutally-Attacked/320361531

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** Picture of California Highway Patrol Officer Dane Norem from the California Highway Patrol: **

For saving the man’s life, the State of California presented California Highway Patrol Officer Dane Norem with the Gold Medal of Valor for his extraordinary act of heroism extending far above and beyond the normal call of duty.

California Highway Patrol Officer Dane Norem unselfishly risked his own life to save others; for his strong determination to prevent Javier Hernandez from jumping to his death off the overpass and possibly injured or killed motorists traveling below on State Route 91 in Riverside, California.

** More information regarding the California Governor’s Medal of Valor awards and about the officers who received the Medal of Valor is at the following California Highway Patrol website address: **

https://www.chp.ca.gov/home/about-us/medal-of-valor