Lewis Griswold, The Fresno Bee

Lewis Griswold

The Fresno Bee

Visalia, CA, United States

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Past articles by Lewis:

A chiropractor sexually abused his female patients. He’s going to jail for a year

A Fresno chiropractor who touched women patients for his sexual pleasure as they lay face down on a therapy table in their underwear has been sentenced to a year in jail. Arthur Hernandez must also register as a sex offender and enroll in a sex offender treatment program. → Read More

He admitted using a knife to kill a man in Selma. Judge sentences him to 12 years

Joshua Joseph Hernandez killed Cory Dylan Smith in Selma, California in 2018 and pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter. A judge on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 sentenced him to 12 years in state prison. → Read More

3-year-old falls into pool near Selma. He’s taken to hospital in serious condition

A 3-year-old child was reportedly in serious condition Friday afternoon, Feb. 22, 2019 after falling into a pool and nearly drowning near Selma, California. → Read More

Despite defense move, judge says death penalty trial will stay in Fresno

A judge in Fresno (CA) County on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 denied a request to move the death penalty trial of Kori Ali Muhammad. Police say he killed three people in a crime spree near downtown Fresno, and a fourth person five days earlier. → Read More

Male nurse rubbed his genitals against female patient. Saint Agnes settles lawsuit

A nurse at Saint Agnes Medical Center rubbed his genitals against a female patient for sexual gratification. The victim and hospital settled the case Tuesday in Fresno, California. Nurse was sentenced to jail. → Read More

Feds announce initial Central Valley Project water allocation. Westlands isn’t pleased

East-side San Joaquin Valley farmers will get full allocation of San Joaquin River water, west-side farmers will get 35 percent, under the 2019 water supply allocation forecast released by Bureau of Reclamation. → Read More

Argument led to death inside market. Now, 26-year-old shooter faces up to life in prison

Eric Gallardo, 26, of Fresno, California, faces 40 years to life in prison after he was convicted Tuesday, February 19, 2019, in the January 2016 shooting death inside the Kearney Market. Anthony Jones was killed. → Read More

Judge gives drunk driver eight years in prison. Two Fresno Bee carriers died in crash

A drunk driver killed a husband and wife delivering The Fresno Bee. He was sentenced to eight years in state prison Wednesday following tearful statements by the families of the victims and the defendant. → Read More

Home invasion mastermind gets 25 years. Brutal robbery harmed Clovis children

A man high on drugs who hit a teen in the face during a home invasion robbery — an injury that required stitches to sew up a split lip — was sentenced Friday, Feb. 9, 2019 to 25 years in state prison. → Read More

Ten Dog Pound gang members in Fresno sentenced to federal prison for murder conspiracy

Kiandre Johnson, a member of the notorious Dog Pound gang in Fresno, CA was sentenced Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 to 11 years and six months in federal prison for conspiring to murder a rival gang member and for using interstate commerce for prostitution. → Read More

Dead body discovered in RV that burned up behind southeast Fresno home

Firefighters in Fresno, CA putting out a blaze that consumed a recreational vehicle made an unexpected discovery on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019: a dead body. → Read More

Fresno man sentenced to 32 years to life for murder outside Food Zombie store

A Fresno man found guilty of stabbing an unarmed man to death outside the Food Zombie convenience store in southeast Fresno, CA on May 4, 2018 was sentenced Thursday to 32 years to life in prison. → Read More

Two men are charged with harboring alleged cop killer. Judge says they’re staying in jail

A federal magistrate in Fresno ruled Wednesday two men charged with hiding Paulo Virgen Mendoza, the alleged killer of Newman police Cpl. Ronil Singh, will not be released on bond as the government proceeds with the case against them. → Read More

They harbored a cop killer in Bakersfield. Judge skeptical about releasing them

Three people from Kern County accused of harboring alleged cop killer Paulo Virgen Mendoza sought to be released on bond, but a federal magistrate in Fresno said she needs more information before ruling on the matter. → Read More

Former deputy sentenced for insurance fraud. He set his car on fire to get the money

A former Fresno County sheriff’s deputy, Sher Moua, was sentenced Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 for attempting to commit insurance fraud. He was sentenced to probation and won’t have to go back to jail. → Read More

Fresno County DA drops murder charge in Salwasser case after two hung juries

The Fresno County District Attorney dismissed a murder charge against Jose Canas, 26, accused of killing Biola raisin farmer George Salwasser Jr. after he found two people stripping a stolen car. → Read More

Cocaine user didn’t know it was fentanyl. He died. Sheriff says the crisis has arrived

The fentanyl drug overdose crisis that started back east has come to Fresno County. A Fresno man died of an overdose, Sheriff Margaret Mims said Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. → Read More

Cocaine user didn’t know it was fentanyl. He died. Sheriff says the crisis has arrived

The fetanyl drug overdose crisis that started back east has come to Fresno County. A Fresno man died of an overdose, Sheriff Margaret Mims said Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. → Read More

Burglars flee and gunshots ring out in Fresno, but deputies ask: Who did the shooting?

An attempted burglary of a north Fresno, CA home on Friday, Jan. 11 ended with shots fired, but deputies say who fired the gun and whether a bullet hit anyone remains a mystery. → Read More

Wind machine accident kills worker at a citrus orchard in Tulare County

An employee of Wonderful Citrus died when a wind machine blade hit him in an orchard near Visalia, CA in Tulare County. The company is owned by Stewart and Lynda Resnick. → Read More