Stupid Criminal of the Day! Congratulations Shawn Richard Beck

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Beck: Big Dent Christmas Bandit
Shawn Richard Beck--who we'll call the "Big Dent Christmas Bandit"--can only blame himself that home is now the California Institution for Men in Chino.

Beck, 28, foolishly decided that Christmas 2008 was an excellent time to burglarize vehicles and homes in the dumbest crime spot in Orange County.

The private, gated community of Dove Canyon at Rancho Santa Margarita is probably home to more retired and current police officers and sheriff's deputies than any other section of OC.

Nevertheless, Beck searched for and found unlocked vehicles and homes, entered and stole presents and other items like a power saw.

So far, so good. But the stupid gene was about to activate for the second time.

While one of the victims was giving an interview to a sheriff's investigator Beck drove by the scene of the crime in a vehicle with a huge dent.

"That's definitely the car [used by the burglar]," the victim said. "I remember the big dent."

The deputy stopped Beck, who still had the loot in the vehicle.

Sealing the case, he ignored his right to remain silent and confessed, a decision he sought to reverse at his 2010 trial.

But Superior Court Judge Francisco P. Briseno, the county's senior member of the judiciary, told Beck his confession would not be erased. A jury convicted him and Briseno, a former prosecutor, sentenced him to prison.

Beck, who went through four defense lawyers during the case, appealed by claiming he had crappy lawyers who rendered ineffective legal counsel and that Briseno shouldn't have let the jury hear his confession.

This month, a California Court of Appeal based in Santa Ana decided that none of Beck's constitutional rights had been violated in the case.

Upshot: He'll continue to serve his prison sentence of seven years and four months.

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tombooyaat
tombooyaat

Is this the same Shawn Beck who was the victim of an attempted homicide in late May of the same year. His jaw was broken, both arms were broken and he was  stabbed 47 times.  Its on the same Police blotter as your story.  When he appeared in court he was denied the Public Defender because of a conflict of interest, seems like the 4 guys who attempted to kill him already had the public Defender.  I don't condone what he did on Christmas day - but what would happen if he had a real attorney.

Too bad you didn't bother to get all of the facts before judging someone else. You should get the flying finger of stupid reporting for not checking the all of the facts. The same cop who arrested him was the same cop who sent him to the hospital.  What part of the kangaroo court did you sit in?

rdrunnr101

ageofknowledge
ageofknowledge

Shawn, what the hell is the matter with you? You're acting like one of those Mexican gangbangers. Messed with the horn, now you got to kiss the bull.

BetaRayBill
BetaRayBill

Every time they apeal, they should add 1 year to their total sentence.  Same thing with capital punisment; every time they apeal, one year closer to execution.   

Luna
Luna

Strong like a chiuahua dog and stinky like a pig ha ha

Luna
Luna

Stop talking trash about mexicans and blacks. The reason whites comit more crimes its because they are always high on drugs and they have ADD so they can't stay still so they comit crimes.  The asians not chineese or japaneese but (HMONG< LAOS, Vietnameese etc) do the killings because they are more about car racing or gangs. Mexicans are gangstas too and blacks are gangsta too. But it seems like white men are more child molesters than anything.

Elcastigador5
Elcastigador5

If Joe Biden had a son, it would look like Shawn Richard Beck.

Streets
Streets

This is a lie!!!!!  White People do not commit crimes ............

BetaRayBill
BetaRayBill

He did not act like a Mexican, where in the article says that he Mowed tht lawn.

Jack Grimshaw
Jack Grimshaw

To which, Mr. Lieberman, we can only say "Oh, Deere" ...

mitch young
mitch young

No, white people commit fewer crimes, per capita, than Mexicans and blacks (but more than Asians).

Beside, the guy was stealing from the cops, who cares.

ageofknowledge
ageofknowledge

Don't be a retard Bill. If he was mowing lawns and earning a respectable living, that would make him a good guy you nitwit.

BetaRayBill
BetaRayBill

So, your underlined believe is that criminal behavior is determined by skin color.  I just want to get tha clear.

Streets
Streets

Mitch...........you crack me up..............

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