Nate Gartrell, San Jose Mercury News

Nate Gartrell

San Jose Mercury News

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Recent articles by Nate:

Bay Area man gets more than 6 years in federal prison for shootout outside Richmond cannabis grow warehouse

Vernell Thrower, 30, was sentenced to six years and eight months in federal prison. → Read More

Bay Area man gets 18 months in federal prison for selling meth by the kilo

Luis Manuel Amador was sentenced to 18 months, the final prison term to be handed down in a six-defendant federal cocaine trafficking case based in the Bay Area. → Read More

Oakland man acquitted of murder charges in trial over 2017 fatal shooting

Odell Jones was acquitted after a trial that hung largely on the word of his co-defendant, Darryl Hickman. → Read More

Oakland man convicted of murder in fatal shootout that killed his friend

Brenton Boatwright, 27, was convicted of second degree murder, attempted murder, and shooting in connection with the 2019 shooting. → Read More

Oakland man gets year in federal prison for selling Adderall

Kody Grassi, of Oakland, was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison, court records show. → Read More

Oakland man gets 10-year sentence reduction after being allowed to take back no contest plea to murder

The case was solved through DNA, but the defendant’s original 25-to-life prison sentence was recently invalidated. → Read More

Exclusive: Oakley police chief was fired for alleged sexual harassment, accused of lying to investigators

A 57-page report details allegations against ex-police Chief Dean Capelletti, including lewd acts and a relationship with a subordinate whom he pressured for months. → Read More

Urban Peace Movement youth director sentenced to 21 years in Oakland homicide; victim was cohort in robbery plot

Robert Paige IV, 27, was sentenced to 21 years in a plea deal for fatally shooting his longtime friend during a robbery gone awry. → Read More

San Francisco man sentenced for meth deals at Tenderloin cafe

A man who pleaded guilty to drug trafficking was given no additional jail time in his federal case, records show. → Read More

In recurring theme, Oakland murder trial hinges on testimony of co-defendant-turned-informant

Odell Jones, 30, is on trial in the killing of Justin Sessions in what authorities call a plot to set up and rob would-be laptop buyers. → Read More

Police killing of Mario Gonzalez was within Alameda department’s policy

An independent investigation into an East Oakland man’s death in police custody last year ended this week after a report nearly completely exonerated the officers over use of force or violati… → Read More

Six weeks after sentencing, ex-Contra Costa deputy reports to prison for 2018 fatal shooting

Andrew Hall, 32, was transferred to Wasco State Prison in late April, where he is scheduled to be eligible for parole in 2026. → Read More

A Concord man’s estranged wife claimed shock when she found him dead in his home, but police tied her to the killing

The victim was found stabbed to death in his home with a chord wrapped around his neck. → Read More

In bid for freedom, notorious NXIVM sex cult leader claims to have proof of FBI evidence tampering

Attorneys for Keith Raniere, 61, claim the FBI backdated photos of a nude woman to make them appear to be child pornography when they were actually of an adult female. → Read More

After serving sentence for bank robbery, East Bay man takes plea deal in pimping case

The defendant was brought to Alameda County Superior Court after serving a bank robbery term. → Read More

Antioch man who allegedly filmed himself molesting toddler is convicted in state court

Henry Cordon, 36, was convicted of child molestation Wednesday. → Read More

‘I deny all counts’: Embattled Santa Clara Sheriff formally responds to corruption charges

Laurie Smith lost her first major legal battle, then formally denied charges of corruption in office. → Read More

Daly City: Alleged operators of dark net site ‘ADDERALL123’ charged with selling meth

Andrew and Tony Tam were charged with federal methamphetamine distribution, and a third man is being viewed as a potential suspect. → Read More

Tennis coach Norm Burgos loses appeal in Bay Area child sex abuse case

Normandie Burgos, 58, argued on appeal his attorney used a legal argument that he hadn’t co-signed. → Read More

Fremont man charged with beating man at smoke shop, causing fatal injuries

The suspect owed money to the victim’s wife, police say. → Read More