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Family Demands Justice After Mom Killed by Lawnmower in Newly Purchased Modesto Park

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In a shocking accident, a young Californian mom tragically lost her life in Modesto's Beard Brook Park on July 8, 2023. The victim, 27-year-old Christine Chavez, was reportedly lying down in a weed-filled area of the park when a groundskeeper unknowingly ran over her with a lawnmower. Devastatingly, the worker only spotted Chavez's body after the horrific incident.

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At Modesto protest of ‘comply or die’ policing, loved ones of those killed seek justice

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About two dozen family members, friends and advocates of police reform gathered early Saturday afternoon at one of Modesto’s busiest intersections to repeat their call for justice in the July 14 fatal shooting of Paul Chavez by a police officer.

The demonstrators gathered at the northwest corner of Briggsmore and McHenry avenues by the Briggsmore Square Shopping Center.

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Two convicted of aiding accused killer of Cpl. Ronil Singh

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Three previously pleaded guilty, sentenced

A federal jury in Fresno Monday convicted two defendants of assisting in an effort to help Paulo Virgen Mendoza’s escape from California to Mexico after he allegedly killed Newman Police Corporal Ronil Singh during a Dec. 26, 2018 traffic stop, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

Two other defendants were acquitted.

Three defendants charged with aiding the accused killer after the murder previously pleaded guilty and have been sentenced, according to a Department of Justice news release issued Tuesday morning.

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