In the Pasadena Courthouse This Week

Published : Monday, October 8, 2018 | 4:55 AM

This week, three high-profile Pasadena criminal cases will move forward in the Pasadena Courthouse of the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Here’s an update and profile of each of these cases.

Jury Selection for Anthony Seth McDaniel, October 9

Anthony Seth McDaniel, 41, is charged with two felony counts of kidnapping to commit oral copulation, after allegedly kidnapping two women on April 30, 2016 for the purpose of sexually assaulting them while he was wearing a court-ordered ankle monitor.

The charges included allegations that he caused great bodily injury to one of the victims and that he had a previous conviction in 2008 of assault with intent to commit a sexual assault.

McDaniel allegedly invited two women to get into his truck to give them a ride. Instead, he reportedly took the women to a different location in an attempt to sexually assault them. One of the women jumped from the moving truck and suffered a fractured ankle. The other was allegedly threatened with a gun but managed to escape when the suspect allegedly pushed her out of the vehicle after a collision on the freeway.

McDaniel is being held on $2 million bail. On May 20, 2016, he pleaded not guilty to the charges.

If convicted as charged, he could face two life terms in state prison.

Deputy District Attorney Fernanda Barreto is prosecuting.


Arraignment for Alex Edward Evans, October 10

Alex Edward Evans, 30, faces one count of murder with an allegation of using a knife as a deadly and dangerous weapon, for allegedly killing his 67-year-old mother at the home they shared on September 24.

The victim, identified in the criminal complaint as Katrina E, reportedly died from multiple stab wounds in the home in the 1000 block of North Mentor Avenue, according to records at the Pasadena Police Department. The case remains under investigation.

Evans faces 26 years to life in state prison if convicted as charged. Bail is scheduled at more than $2 million.

Deputy District Attorney Lindley Heher is prosecuting.


Sentencing for Albert Ahmad Clark, October 11

Albert Ahmad Clark, 56, is charged with murder for the alleged shooting death of Leroy Galloway on February 27, 1988. Clark was arrested that year but was released due to the limitations of forensic science at that time; there was insufficient evidence to charge him with homicide.

In 2013, family members of the victim contacted the Pasadena Police Department and requested a review of the case. An extensive examination of the case files identified items of evidence that were suitable for modern forensic analysis.

The Los Angeles County Crime Lab ultimately implicated Albert Clark in the crime. He was arrested on December 7, 2015. He was detained at the Los Angeles County Jail, with bail set at $2 million.

On November 13, 2017, he was found guilty of one count of first-degree murder with an allegation that he personally used a handgun in the commission of the crime.

Deputy District Attorney Ryan Erlich prosecuted the case.

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