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Oakland Teen Pleads Not Guilty to Murdering Paramedic: 16 year-old Christian Burton has pleaded not guilty in the murder of an off-duty paramedic two months ago in the Oakland hills.  KTVU reports that Burton is being tried as an adult after shooting Quinn Boyer in an attempted car-jacking.  If convicted, Burton could be eligible for the death penalty. 

Defendants laughed about High School Gang Rape: Testimony continues today in a Martinez, CA courtroom in the case of a 16 year old girl that was gang raped after attending Richmond High School's Homecoming Dance in 2009.  Malaika Fraley of the Contra Costa Times reports that a former Richmond High School student testified last Thursday that the day after the rape, three of the six individuals accused of the crime were "laughing and joking" about their involvement in the attack.  The trial is a double-jury trial for two of the suspects accused in the case.

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