• Riverside woman accused of murdering ex-boyfriend pleads guilty to lesser charge

    10 days ago - By Bésame

    A 42-year-old woman who was charged with murder after fatally shooting her ex-boyfriend at her Riverside home when he tried to flee with their son has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.
    Balinda Dawn Ballinger killed 41-year-old Thomas Laughrey of Riverside in February 2018.
    In exchange for Ballinger's admission to the felony count on Friday, Nov. 18, the Riverside County District Attorney's Office agreed to drop a murder charge and sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations.
    Sentencing was scheduled for Jan. 5 at the Riverside Hall of Justice. The prosecution and...
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