Sang Ji faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison and is expected to be sentenced on April 30. Photos by John Chadwell.

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Sang Ji convicted of first-degree murder

Facing a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison.

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Health

March 18 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Inn at Tres Pinos open for pick-up dining and delivery services; Hollister Super sets aside exclusive shopping hours for seniors 65+, the disabled and their caregivers starting March 19; Entrance fees waived at Pinnacles National Park.

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Health

March 17 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Closures and cancellations in the community.

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Hollister Police Department. Photo by Joshua Miller.

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Hollister Police Department investigating assault of a minor

Police said the victim’s condition was listed as critical as of March 12.

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One dead in Fairview Road vehicle collision

CHP said that for an unknown reason, the driver allowed the vehicle to leave the northbound lane, cross over the southbound lane and travel onto the right shoulder of southbound Fairview Road where the vehicle then collided with a tree.

Hollister Police Department. Photo by Joshua Miller.

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Hollister police arrest theft suspect

Officers were able to obtain surveillance footage from a nearby residence depicting a person of interest in the case.

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Prescribed burn planned at Fort Hunter Liggett

Smoke may be visible in San Benito County.

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Prescribed burn in San Vicente Redwoods

Though the 22-acre burn is in Santa Cruz County, smoke may be visible in San Benito County.

Christopher Larios, 34, will continue to be held without bail in connection with the alleged murder of Raul De La Rosa on Dec. 23, 2014. Photos by John Chadwell.

Justice

No bail for Christopher Larios in 2014 homicide

Arraignment hearing set for March 12.

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Prescribed burns planned in Forest of Nisene Marks State Park

Though the burns will take place in Santa Cruz County, smoke may be visible in San Benito County.

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The Superior Court of California in San Benito County is located at 450 Fourth Street in Hollister. File photo.

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2014 murder suspect appears in court

Christopher Larios’ next hearing is Feb. 21.

Hollister Police Department. Photo by Joshua Miller.

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Police arrest juvenile in connection to attempted murder shooting

The morning of Feb. 4, Hollister Police officers and detectives conducted a search warrant on a home located on the 700 block of South Street in relation to a Jan. 31 shooting.

Rancho San Justo Middle School. Photo by Leslie David.

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Hollister Police Department rescues child at Rancho San Justo Middle School

Student was stuck on softball backstop.

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2019 Statistics for Hollister Police Animal Care and Services

Last year, 729 animals were adopted or sent to rescue and another 391 animals were reunited with their owners.

Jung Choi smiles at her interpreter as she enters the courtroom on Jan. 24. She pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter. Photo by John Chadwell.

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Jung Choi pleads no contest to voluntary manslaughter

Choi is one of two accused in a December 2017 murder. She faces up to 11 years in prison.