I was incarcerated with MS. D’Sant Angelo and I got to know her quite well. She does not deserve to spend another day in custody. She is not guilty of anything that she is being accused of. I saw a letter from the alleged victims wife stating that nothing was stolen from her. I have seen people get less time for attempted murder in Santa Barbara County. It is very unfair what they’re doing to this women. She is a great person and helped me in so many ways. I pray that the truth is revealed and people can see that she is innocent.
August 21, 2011 11:06 AM
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I began to look into her case because of comments from people like yourself and her friends. I truly feel the District Attorneys office can be guilty of malicious prosecution at times. When that happens, one might consider the whole criminal court proceeding that follows nothing more than a made for T.V. production. With the verdict already predetermined and the actual facts and evidence hidden from both the jury and the public.
How can one court say everything is fine (our Santa Barbara Superior Court). While advocates of the next court disagrees? As it turns out the California Appellate Project shares some of the same serious concerns that Ms. D’Sant Angelo presented during her first and second Trial.
During the second trial Ms. D’Sant Angelo tried to remove Attorney Joe Allen as her defense council with a pretrial-Marsden motion. Among other things Ms. D’Sant Angelo questioned why the opening brief for her appeal case was never filed in the proper fashion? When questioned by Judge Ochoa defense attorney Joe Allen simply stated ‘because he did not feel there were any grounds for an appeal.” Yet he did start the process with the Court of Appeals.
At these proceedings Judge Ochoa went on record and testified that defense attorney “Joe Allen did a fine job at the first trial (the one she lost). A Superior Court Judge is not allowed to give his personal view or testify like this. There are rules that prohibit this and can be found @ http://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/ca_code_judicial_ethics.pdf
California Code of Judicial Ethics
(9) A judge shall not make any public comment about a pending or impending proceeding in any court.
Far to often that rules is violated by our local Superior Court Judges. Judge Ochoa then denied Denise’s pre-trial-Marsden motion to remove Attorney Joe Allen as defense council. Well the California Appellate Project (CAP) felt differently and filed an Appeals Motion on her behalf 05/13/11 .
You can view the People Vs D’Sant Angelo APPEAL motion @
It is the opinion of the California Appellate Project (CAP) it was a conflict for Mr. Allen to represent D’Sant Angelo in the 2nd case based on his previous representation. After reviewing the first case and the uncompleted appeal that followed. The CAP came to the conclusion that Defense attorney Joe Allen had “failed to provide competent counsel (during the first trial ) and abandoned the appeal process as well”.
Often the media can play a role in this choreographed farce so look for the facts yourself. Which is why I always try to provide my research material and it’s location when creating a posting. I would never expect someone to take my uneducated view on a matter as important as sending someone to prison.
Ms D’Sant Angelo has filed a complaint with current Santa Barbara County Presiding Judge Brian Hill. Below is just the first of nine pages. Please click on the link after page one to view her complaint in full.
August 18, 2011
On behalf of Defendant, in pro-per and incarcerated
Denise d’Sant Angelo
C/O Santa Barbara County Jail
Booking No. 951854
4436 Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Honorable Brian Hill, Presiding Judge
Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge
1100 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Fax No. 805-882-4519
SUBJECT: NOTICE TO PRESIDING JUDGE
Dear Judge Hill,
I am a defendant in pro per, in a criminal case entitled the People of the State of CA v d’Sant Angelo,
SB Case No. 1329410. The matter is currently pending in Department 1 in the Santa Barbara Superior
Court before the Honorable Frank Ochoa. My case went to trial in April and I was wrongly convicted on
May 11, 2011. Judge Ochoa remanded me into custody on the date.
SERIOUS ADA VIOLATIONS
Judge Ochoa forced me to trial but not before he improperly processed my 1st ADA Request for
Accommodations, in-turn violating multiple Rules of the CA Court within Rule 1.100, Federal ADA
Title II rules, and Federal Patient Right to Privacy regulations (HIPPA).
I have been in contact with Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division and most importantly with
Judicial Council of California ADA Coordinator, Lynda McCullough, whom confirmed that my direct
requests to Santa Barbara Superior Court ADA Coordinator, Stephanie Robbins for fully completed
forms were warranted and that indeed violations of CA Rules of the Court 1.100 had occurred. Ms.
Robbins whom has failed to address and/or ignored my repeated requests to address the mishandling of
my ADA Request(s) by the court and to date I have not received a fully completed Judicial form MC-
410. It appears that the Court has a failed to comply fully with a granting or denying of my ADA request
in an effort to obstruct my ability to seek a Writ of Review or procure any type of review process
pursuant to the CA Rules of the Court. It has done the very same with the mis-processing of my multiple
fee waiver requests.
MY MEDICAL CONDITIONS IGNORED BY THE COURT
click here to open full PDF file. A Letter to Santa Barbara Superior Court Presiding Judge Brian Hill from Denise D’Sant Angelo Or paste this belowhttps://magicinsantabarbara.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/presidingjudgedsantaneglo.pdf
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