Federal Inmate Pleads Guilty to Murder of United States Correctional Officer

A federal inmate pleaded guilty today for the murder of United States Correctional Officer Jose Rivera, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner for the Eastern District of California.

James Ninete Leon Guerrero, 48, of Guam, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Phillip Pro to one count of murder by a federal prisoner serving a life sentence. According to court documents, Guerrero aided and abetted co-defendant Jose Cabrera Sablan in the stabbing death of Officer Rivera.

Court documents allege that on June 20, 2008, as Officer Rivera was on duty, conducting his daily count in the United States Penitentiary in Atwater, Calif., Sablan attacked him with an eight-inch homemade shank. Officer Rivera tried to flee, but he was knocked backwards by Sablan and tackled by Guerrero. Guerrero held Officer Rivera down as Sablan stabbed him with the shank more than 20 times. Officer Rivera was 22 years old at the time of his death and was a United States Navy veteran.

Sablan and Guerrero were indicted for murder on Aug. 14, 2008. As a result of Guerrero’s plea, he faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison. His sentencing has been scheduled for May 30, 2014, in the Eastern District of California.

Sablan’s case is set for trial on April 6, 2015. He is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Prisons and the FBI. This case is being prosecuted by Trial Attorney Bonnie Hannan of the Criminal Division’s Capital Case Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Duce Rice of the Eastern District of California.


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    New Jersey Woman Charged With Manslaughter After 22-Year-Old Died Following Botched Butt Lift!

    Ladies, don’t let your desire for a bigger derriere leave you dead. Law enforcement is hoping to serve justice in the case of yet another woman who has died after having an illegal procedure in a hotel room.

    According to NY Daily News reports:

    A 22-year-old woman who died under mysterious circumstances in a Manhattan hot sheets hotel last summer was the victim of a botched buttocks lift — and now a New Jersey woman has been charged in the death, police sources said Tuesday.
    Tamara Blaine was suffering a seizure when police arrived at the Liberty Inn Hotel along the West Side Highway in the Meatpacking District the afternoon of July 8. Blaine, who lived in Jamaica, Queens, died a short time later at St. Luke’s Hospital.

    The medical examiner ruled Blaine’s death a homicide in October, noting the puncture wounds in her buttocks.

    On Monday, cops busted Tamira Mobley, 28, of Wood-Ridge, N.J., and charged her with manslaughter and felony assault. Sources said she killed the victim during a botched butt lift using silicone.

    Mobley has a previous arrest for forgery in the Garden State.

    So tragic… When will this come to an end?

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