Irvine Wife Beater Loses Appeal of His Domestic Violence Convictions

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In Nov. 2007, Alexander Turla Saplala didn't like that his wife called his sister a "cunt" and a "nosy bitch" during a telephone conversation and so the Irvine man broke her nose and teeth, and cut her face and lips with kicks and punches.

Saplala--who'd beaten his wife on at least one prior occasion--then drove to Dana Point, swallowed 100 Tylenol pills and fell asleep in his vehicle, according to court records.

Police found him semiconscious and transported him to a hospital. There, he told a cop that he'd pummeled his wife and concluded, "Officer, I ruined my life, didn't I?"

A his July 2010 trial, an Orange County jury found him guilty of committing mayhem, aggravated assault and domestic battery. Jurors also determined that his violence caused great bodily injury to his wife. Superior Court Judge Lance Jensen sentenced him to prison.

Saplala appealed his convictions, claiming that jurors should not have heard his admissions to police at the hospital because he'd been tricked to make the statements by promises of leniency and that he'd been mentally unstable at the time.

This week, a California Court of Appeal based in Santa Ana considered and rejected Saplala's arguments. The justices concluded that he'd voluntarily made the admissions. They also determined that police investigators didn't promise him leniency to coax him into talking.

Upshot: For beating the crap out of his wife, the 49-year-old Saplala will continue to serve his five-year prison sentence in a rural Oklahoma prison.

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Paul
Paul

why is he serving his sentence in oklahoma?

bitch young
bitch young

Good thing he wasn't caucasoidal, otherwise, the DA would have let him go and charged his wife.

Itchfung
Itchfung

who you talking about? 

Mary Jane Doe
Mary Jane Doe

That is so true. I was beaten unconscious and left in my driveway with multiple injuries including a broken back by a "friend of a friend" that I dated briefly and broke up with. I was found by a neighbor who revived me and went back to her house to call 911. The POS attacked me again while I was on the ground incompacitated and unable to defend myself.  But he's white so the cop let him go. (ORANGE PD OFFICER TATE.)  He was finally arrested a week later and charged with a piddly MISDEMEANOR. And only because I went to Orange PD Internal Affairs and gave a three hour deposition about what happened. He should have been charged with a FELONY that caused great bodily injury. But, because of officer Tate's unlawful actions the case was an uphill battle from the start. I've had to literally wage war with the DA for over a year and a half to get any justice in this case. And even though Marsy's Law (victims' rights) was passed overwhelming by the people of the state, the criminals still get all the rights and the DA treats victims with absolutely no regard for their CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS under MARSY'S LAW.

The DA violated my constitutional rights, admitted it on record to the judge, and they still won't make it right. If the criminal's constitutional rights were violated there would be a huge outrage and somebody would pay. But victims get nothing. 

Joseheemenez
Joseheemenez

Good thing he wasn't hispanic, he would have raped his daughters, siphoned the gas out of his neighbors car, held up the WIC store and used the money for a 12 pack of budweezer. ROFLMAO. 

Streets
Streets

Caucasoidal............is that a word?  I know the word Caucasoid....

Tonsil Stone Colored People
Tonsil Stone Colored People

Pinche gringo pendejo me pelas los huevos puto, monkey your mother and yor father, changa tu mama pinche guero pendejo, macaque ta mere et ton pere tu pocho Newt Romney Paul.

itch fung
itch fung

Sure, think of it as akin to "hemorrhoidal."

Bodoh Armenogenocide
Bodoh Armenogenocide

"I the Lord justified my servants Abraham, Isaac… as touching the principle and doctrine of their having many wives and concubines."  From the Book of Morons (i.e., Mormoans).  This is the pinnacle of white acheivement, of course, next to maynnaise.

Joseheemenez
Joseheemenez

bodoh meletihkan tidur dengen beliau ibu

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