Apr 15, 2016

Bullock will spend the rest of his life in prison, just the murder conviction guarantees that

Bullock was guilty on all 7 counts, all felonies with three special allegations found true for first degree murder.

Listed below is the penalty for first degree murder. This does not include the penalty for other counts. It also does not include Bullock's prior convictions or violations of probation, which will be addressed in the presentencing probation report.

The death penalty is not being sought in this case.

From Find law.com:

Penalties and Sentences

In California, a conviction for first degree murder can result in one of three sentences:
  • Imprisonment in state prison for a term of 25 years to life;
  • Life imprisonment in state prison without the possibility of parole; or
  • Death.
State laws require a sentence of life imprisonment without parole or death for homicides involving special circumstances set by the California Penal Code. For example, the court must consider whether the defendant committed first degree murder while engaging in a felony or avoiding a lawful arrest, using a bomb or explosive device, or intending to kill another person for financial gain. The court must also confer a sentence of life imprisonment without parole or death if the defendant committed first degree murder of a peace officer, federal law enforcement officer, firefighter, prosecutor, or judge. State laws also allow for the most stringent forms of punishment when the murder was "especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel, manifesting exceptional depravity." 
- See more at: http://statelaws.findlaw.com/california-law/california-first-degree-murder-laws.html#sthash.lo7vhGJ5.dpuf


  1. Replies
    1. No, it's a sad day. It's only great because it's almost over.

    2. No,MOLA, it is not a sad day. It is a good day for all who lost an innocent man due to the bad, deliberate choices of an individual who had a family and wife to support him. I am sick and tired of the insensitivity of commenters like you. This was not the Sheriff's fault, EPD's fault or due to drugs or insanity. No evidence of that. Bullock knew what those evaluations said, he was caught in a call admitting planning an insanity defense and being evaluated by someone willing to say that.

      Do you and others I have called out have no shame? We lost someone we loved in a brutal manner because Bullock refused a phone call, did not go to the Rescue Mission and cried wolf too many times to his family.

      He had a choice, he chose murder. His wifeand daughters are better off without him.

      It is a great day because despite lax and liberal laws in California and bleeding hearts
      justice prevailed.

    3. I must be especially obscure today...

      There is nothing to celebrate here. Something awful happened... Then after a long and torturous process for everyone involved a resolution was reached. If you celebrate such occasions then fine. I think it is all very sad.

      As for feeling shame... Why? Justice appears to have been done. I'm sorry for what happened to Fr. Fried, I'm sorry Mr. Bullock decided to drag this sorry story to it's ever so sorry conclusion.

      I'm also sorry you insist on adding meaning to my words that are not there.

  2. Thank you for clarifying what you meant.