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Ward Gets 15 Years To Life Murder Sentence

It’s a 15 year to life prison sentence for 33-year-old Joseph Ward. He was convicted of last year’s killing of 61-year-old Kenneth Pestana at Pestana’s home near Nevada City. Nevada County District Attorney Cliff Newell says the jury found that Ward was guilty of second-degree murder, instead of first-degree murder…

click to listen to Cliff Newell

Newell says this case was particularly sad…

click to listen to Cliff Newell

When Ward’s mental fitness came into question, a separate trial was needed where another jury found him competent to stand trial for the murder.

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October 13, 2018

Rachelle Bell-Wright

No words can ease the pain Jessie feels everyday, nothing will ever bring her dad back to us, and nobody will ever forget the memories we have of Kenny - justice can never be served and 15 to life will never be enough - Joey took the life of a man that we all knew and loved for no reason! What is left behind is never going to replace what was taken away. Life without parole will eventually be Joey's final entrance, watch and see, Kenny will see to it!

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