- Trial date set for man in toddlers death
Armando Abundis is being held in lieu of $2 million bail. He faces life in prison with the possibility of parole, if convicted, said Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Monday, Pasadena Superior Court Judge Teri Schwartz set the July trial date for Armando Abundis, and asked attorneys to regroup for a status conference June 5. The case has moved slowly on its way to trial due to confusion over whether Frances Abundis was involved in the child’s death. In addition, Armando Abundis is on his fifth attorney since the case against him was filed almost two years ago. so hard [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496 PASADENA – A man who allegedly kicked his 2-year-old niece in the abdomen that it severed her intestine, causing her to die, is scheduled to go to trial July 11, a judge said Monday. Armando Abundis Sr., 34, of Alhambra is charged with murder, child abuse and assault on a child resulting in death in the slaying of Sarah Angelina Chavez, 2, the niece of his wife, Frances. The couple were originally charged together in the Oct. 11, 2005, incident after Alhambra police found the child dead in their home after a frantic 9-1-1 call from Frances Abundis, now 37. In late November 2006, the woman pleaded no contest to being an accessory after the fact and to felony marijuana possession. She is now free after serving 14 months in jail since her arrest and is expected to testify against her husband in his trial. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
- Rep Cox House vote to provide Michigan families welldeserved tax relief
Categories: Cox News,News 14Feb Rep. Cox, House vote to provide Michigan families well-deserved tax relief Rep. Laura Cox and the state House today advanced legislation to significantly lower taxes for Michigan families.The bills would increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on state income taxes – a move that will save families hundreds of dollars overall.“Our state budget is in good condition and our economy continues to improve,” said Cox, who chairs the House Appropriations Committee. “This is a fantastic time to provide tax relief. In fact, it’s long overdue. Michigan families deserve this tax cut and I am pleased to help deliver it.”The legislation ensures Michigan taxpayers will be able to continue claiming personal exemptions on their income taxes, a necessary step after federal tax reforms signed into law in December. In addition, the bills increase the state personal exemption from the current $4,000 to $4,900 by the 2021 tax year.That translates into significant savings. The technical fix related to the federal reforms saves $170 per person per year — or $680 for a family of four – on state income taxes. The plan to raise the personal exemption to $4,900 provides $102 in additional relief for a family of four.The legislation also allows taxpayers to continue to claim current city income tax exemptions.Senate Bills 748 and 750 also were approved by the Senate today, meaning the legislation advances to Gov. Rick Snyder for his consideration.###