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Stockton police: Shaken baby victim dies; father faces murder

STOCKTON, CA - A Stockton father is now accused of murder after his 4-month-old son died from what authorities say were injuries he suffered after being violently shaken.

The baby died last Friday at UC Davis Medical Center where he was flown by air ambulance after being brought unconscious to a Stockton hospital on Aug 2.

The father, Donald Wilson, is due in San Joaquin County Superior Court on Friday to face charges.

"The father was initially arrested for assault what we call 'shaken baby,' severely shaken, and now the charges were upgraded to homicide," said Stockton Police Department spokesman Officer Pete Smith.

No information about the child's mother was provided.

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Every day it's something new -- Wed

Every day it's something new -- Wed

Quite the wave of developing and breaking news stories.  We were already working on, and had yet to write or edit---Stockton City Manager retiring.  We took a time out to head to court for the arraignment of the man accused of kidnapping a Stockton woman a week and a half ago.  That's when things turned interesting.  No complaint against the man, and no quick answers from the police, or the district attorney's office if that meant the case was falling apart.  Back at the office, working the phones on the status of the kidnapping case---we get word that the Stockton Chief of Police is retiring as well.  3 pm, time to start writing the several versions that will go on the web, in the 5 and in the 6.  4:30, everything in---there's even a bit of time before doing 6 pm live shot at City Hall, to offer the latest EDISN.

Every day it's something new -- Tues

Every day it's something new -- Tues

Darn near BECAME the story at a union rally outside Stockton's new county building.   Shooting (as i occasionally do), I moved up front to get a better picture and sure thought I'd stepped high enough to get over the microphone cord.  Instead, one of my big feet (check out Monday's EDISN for image) snagged the cord and yanked it from the sound system.  Didn't come close to falling, but had one of those brief moments when it feels like you've completely lost your balance.  After suffering a good natured insult (think it was good natured) from union guy implying I shouldn't be shooting my own video, I apologized loudly, the mic was plugged back in, and the rest of the event went on without incident.

Delta College seeks applicants for Measure L Bond Citizens' Oversight Committee

Delta College seeks applicants for Measure L Bond Citizens' Oversight Committee

STOCKTON - San Joaquin Delta College is seeking applications from qualified citizens to fill one “Business” and two (2) “At-Large” positions on the Measure L Bond Citizens’ Oversight Committee.

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Every day it's something new -- Mon

Every day it's something new -- Mon

Gotta love those scanners we listen to.  For the very first time in 30 years of reporting ( and listening to scanners which carry police and fire chat ), never heard this one.  "Report of a woman with her foot, stuck in the air conditioning vent, in a vehicle," said the Stockton fire dispatcher.  Never heard the outcome, since I was preparing to leave the office to go cover two other stories for the day.  We're assuming the woman is OK.  If not, this could become  tomorrow's EDISN.

Every day it's something new -- Fri

Every day it's something new -- Fri

Never been truer than today.  A Lathrop man set himself on fire this morning, while sitting in his car, in a Modesto driveway.  Police say it was an act of retaliation against a woman who he'd had a brief relationship with--a relationship that ended so badly he'd later be accused of stalking her, which led to a restraining order being issued.  Burn marks were on the driveway, and nearby trees.  The car was gutted.

The man is 44 years old.  He's Brian Judd and a family friend told me he'd always had trouble with women.  As of 3 pm, the word we had; Judd was in serious condition at UC Davis Med Center.

 

Every day it's something new -- Thurs

Every day it's something new -- Thurs

Today something new involves looking at an old problem in Stockton.  We decided to update the city's foreclosure situation and see how well a federal assistance program is working.  Stockton got 7 million dollars two years ago to buy, fix up, then sell foreclosed homes.  At this point Stockton has done all that with 51 homes, and there should be enough money to buy and sell another 50.  We talked with a woman who bought one of those homes, and she's thrilled saying it feels brand new with the new paint, carpet and appliances.  Unfortunately, this is just a drop in the foreclosure bucket.  Stockton still ranks 2nd in the country, trailing only Las Vegas.  The foreclosure rate from June to July rose 57 percent.