A Laguna Hills attorney — and former Kern County prosecutor — convicted of two misdemeanor counts of sexual battery faces up to a year in county jail and lifetime sex offender registration at his sentencing Wednesday in Orange County.
Adam Rudnick Stull, 56, was found guilty of restraining a woman and touching her in an incident that occurred in his office last year. The assault was reported Nov. 20.
Stull was fired from the Kern County District Attorney's office in 1992 when he was accused of sex acts with a 17-year-old girl on a mock trial team he coached. He was convicted in that case, but later moved to Orange County and had the conviction expunged.
Stull told the OC Weekly in 2004 he had sex with the mock trial student, but only after she turned 18.
He was suspended from practicing law in January 1993, but was reinstated in May 1994. A State Bar Court case regarding the convictions is currently pending against him.
Also Wednesday, a man accused of gunning down two people in California City is set for a pre-preliminary hearing, at which it will be determined if his preliminary hearing — where a judge decides if enough evidence exists to order a defendant to stand trial — will be held Thursday or postponed.
Desmond Perry, 33, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and shooting at an inhabited dwelling. He faces life in prison if convicted.
Officers dispatched to a shooting around 7:30 p.m. July 22 found a man and 12-year-old girl fatally wounded in a residence in the 9000 block of Lupine Loop Drive. The girl, Trinity Wiggins, died at the scene, and the man, Michael Wiggins, 33, was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Witnesses identified Perry as the shooter, and he was apprehended in Lancaster after spending more than a week on the run, California City police said.
According to court documents, Perry became involved in an argument with Michael Wiggins and retrieved an "AR-15-style" rifle from his car while Wiggins grabbed an air rifle. Perry fired five rounds, striking Wiggins once in the chest, the documents says.
The other rounds passed through the home's front wall, and one struck Trinity in the back, according to the documents.
Perry had shown up at the residence after his cousin, Trinity's mother, told him through Facebook Messenger her boyfriend had threatened to kill her and the children and burn down the house with them inside, according to the documents.