"Expert witnesses can be crucial in rebutting and answering the government's allegations and providing the jury with information ranging from medical cause of death to information relating to how gangs operate or what's involved in drug sales," said Kern County Public Defender Konrad Moore.
A man who took a plea bargain is trying to clear his name, 28 years later.
A local family contacted Eyewitness News for help after a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe was stolen from their front yard in east Bakersfield on Wednesday morning.
Some residents in southwest Bakersfield say they have a neighborhood nuisance - a big dirt lot where they expected a park.
Two years ago, a mother lost custody of her daughter to a registered sex offender. Now, the mother is going back to court to try and regain custody.
There are boards and no-trespassing signs on the windows, but still squatters have already started trying to call that property their home.
On Friday, the Bakersfield Police Department and Kern County Sheriff's Office Joint Vice Task Force served a search warrant at the business. Two days earlier, Eyewitness News had been inside, and talked to a man who identified himself as Barry Bradshaw, the owner.
Walmart policy says if someone wants to hold a fundraiser in front of the store, they must go through a pre-approval process.
In a southwest Bakersfield home listed for sale, it apparently took criminals just a few hours to steal all the kitchen appliances and then try to sell them on Craigslist.
Sharlene Davis asked, “Why do the time-restricted parking spaces have different amounts of time – often on the same block?”
Mixed in with the children’s games in the app store – 1MobileMarket - were pornography apps.
Planet Fitness was expected to open in Bakersfield on Dec. 15 on White Lane. However, even though people signed up as early as November for the new gym, it still isn’t open a week into January.
The Brewster family got a little unwanted help early Saturday morning taking down their holiday decorations when a thief walked off with a large inflatable Christmas tree.
“Interspersed with the children's download games, under ‘Top Downloads’ was pornography,” she said.
“It came time to open gifts, and we had an unusual surprise,” said Sandra Ortiz. “I was really shocked, I didn’t know what to do.”