San Diego RCFL - News
May 12, 2010
The San Diego RCFL supported the federal investigation.
Apr 26, 2010
By pleading guilty to the murders of Chelsea King, 17 and Amber Dubois, 14, John Gardner will spend the rest of his life in a jail cell, and will not face the death penalty. The San Diego RCFL was involved in the forensic analysis of several computers from both investigations.
Jul 12, 2009
When Escondido teen Amber Dubois disappeared in February, detectives sent the family's computer to the Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory in San Diego. Forensic experts there quickly determined that the household's Internet use had spiked in the week before Amber went missing, leading detectives to seek her e-mails and chat records from Yahoo. While Amber's case was given a quick turnaround — the search for the missing Escondido High School student continues — local police detectives say that computer forensic examinations are not just for high-profile cases.
Sep 26, 2008
A San Diego man who sold 250 grams of cocaine and received obscene material on his computer was sentenced Friday to more than 11 years in federal prison. William Edward Fessler, 37, also known as Kareem Montano, had been charged with distribution of cocaine base and transportation of obscene matter. He pleaded guilty July 1. Fessler's 135-month sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw.
May 24, 2007
CHULA VISTA – Two girls told a judge yesterday that they were tied up and molested by an Imperial Beach man their mothers dated between 1998 and 2002. Neither of the mothers knew each other, and they dated Robert Samuel Kircher at different times, but their daughters gave strikingly similar accounts in graphic detail of what happened to them. At the end of the hearing in Chula Vista Superior Court, Judge Esteban Hernandez ordered Kircher held in jail without bail pending a hearing June 7 to set a trial date.