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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

[CA] Relieved-of-duty Ex-deputy Delacerda facing trial for assault on ex with a handgun, kidnap


BENCHED SHERIFF'S DEPUTY FACES TRIAL ON CHARGES OF ASSAULTING EX-GIRLFRIEND
Los Angeles Times
April 5, 2011
[Excerpts] A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who was stripped of duty is scheduled to be tried Wednesday on charges that he assaulted his ex-girlfriend with a handgun after he put the weapon in his mouth and pulled the trigger... Delacerda was relieved of duty in April 2010 without pay, pending the outcome of the criminal trial, said Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore. Delacerda is charged with one felony count each of assault with a firearm, kidnapping and false imprisonment by violence, as well as a misdemeanor count of domestic violence battery. Opening statements are scheduled to begin at the courthouse in Fullerton on Wednesday. [Full article here]

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[CA] (SUDDENLY psycho?) Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Sean DeLacerda attacks an ex-girlfriend - LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTY SEAN DELACERDA IS ACCUSED OF GETTING INTO AN OLD EX'S APARTMENT, ACCUSING HER OF CHEATING, PULLING OUT A FIREARM, LOADING ONE BULLET INTO THE CYLINDER, CHASING HER, GRABBING AND HOLDING HER TO KEEP HER FROM LEAVING, MAKING HER OPEN HER EMAILS FOR HIM, CHASING HER AGAIN WHEN SHE BREAKS TO RUN, TACKLING HER, GETTING ON HER, COVERING HER MOUTH SO SHE COULDN'T SCREAM, PUTTING THE GUN IN HIS MOUTH, PULLING THE TRIGGER, POINTING THE GUN AT HER, FORCING HER INTO THE CLOSET WHILE HE READ MORE EMAILS, CHASING HER AS SHE RAN AGAIN, TRYING TO GET HER CAR OPEN WHEN SHE AMAZINGLY MADE IT THERE, PULLING ON THE DOORS, BANGING ON THE WINDOW, JUMPING ON THE HOOD, AND CHASING THE CAR AS SHE FINALLY WAS ABLE TO DRIVE AWAY.
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  1. L.A. County sheriff's deputy convicted of assaulting ex-girlfriend
    Los Angeles Times
    April 15, 2011

    A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy faces up to 18 years in prison after an Orange County jury found him guilty of kidnapping, falsely imprisoning and assaulting his ex-girlfriend with a firearm.

    Sean Paul Delacerda, 27, of Fullerton, a four-year veteran of the department, was convicted Thursday after jurors heard how he broke into the home of a former girlfriend in April 2010 and held her at gunpoint while accusing her of cheating.

    L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca began firing proceedings Thursday against Delacerda, who was relieved of duty after the incident.

    He was convicted of felony assault with a firearm, kidnapping, false imprisonment by violence and one misdemeanor count of domestic violence battery for breaking into the woman’s Fullerton home when she was out and waiting for her to return.

    When she arrived, Delacerda pulled out the gun, loaded one bullet into the cylinder and forced the woman to show him her emails.

    The woman tried to flee as the deputy was reading the messages, but Delacerda tackled her, climbed on top of her and covered her mouth as she screamed, prosecutors said.
    He then put the gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger -- it clicked but did not fire, prosecutors said.

    Next, he pointed the gun at the woman and pushed her into a closet while he continued to pore over her emails. She finally escaped in her car as he chased after her, prosecutors said.

    During the trial, Delacerda admitted breaking into the woman's home, loading the bullet into his gun and waiting 11 hours for his girlfriend, prosecutors said in a statement.

    Delacerda insisted during the trial that he never assaulted his ex-girlfriend.

    He faces up to 18 years in prison when he is sentenced June 3. He was being held without bail in Orange County.

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