Judge Goethals throws out hate crime charges in case involving beating of a Latino man





We reported earlier this month that Judge Thomas Goethals had reduced charges against three thugs who beat up a Latino for racial reasons to misdemeanors.  Reducing the charges automatically threw out the hate crime charges.  You can read our original post about this story at this link.

“Goethals sentenced 24-year-old Justin Louis Mullins of Garden Grove to four years and four months for violating probation on two prior felony domestic violence and drunken driving charges. In addition, Mullins was also sentenced to one year in county jail. James Joseph Kelly, 27, of California City got nine months in county jail and three years of formal probation while his co-defendant 26-year-old Cheyne Danica Wilson of Hesperia was sentenced to three months in county jail and three years of formal probation, according to the O.C. Register.

Goethals said that he “was not convinced that what Alvarado suffered fit into the legal definition of “great bodily injury.”

The guy got beat up by three guys and he didn’t suffer “great bodily injuries?”  Are you kidding me?  Remember this judge when he comes up for reelection.

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