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POSTED November 13, 2013 8:53 p.m.

DRIVER IN FATAL LODI CRASH IS ARRAIGNED: STOCKTON  (AP) — The driver accused of causing a car crash in Northern California that killed five members of a family, including a pregnant woman, has been arraigned on more than a dozen counts, including six murder counts and four DUI counts.

Ryan Christopher Morales appeared Wednesday afternoon in San Joaquin County Superior Court.

Morales — who suffered serious injuries in the Oct. 22 crash — was seated in a wheelchair with one foot heavily bandaged. He was dressed in a red jumpsuit, signifying a high-risk inmate.

His aunt, Sheryl Morales, told the Record that he is very depressed.

The six-vehicle crash killed Luis Miranda and his wife, Viviana Rodriguez, who was seven months pregnant, as well as three of their children. A fourth child survived.

OAKDALE SOCCER COACH GETS 1-YEAR SENTENCE IN RAPE CASE: OAKDALE  (AP) — A California soccer coach has been sentenced to a year in jail for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl after she fell asleep during a party at his home last year.

Timothy Lyman, 45,  pleaded no contest Tuesday to one count of rape of an unconscious person.

Authorities say Lyman was a soccer coach and the girl was one of his players. Lyman held a party at his house in December where teens were drinking alcohol.

The victim says she fell asleep and when she awoke she found Lyman having sex with her.

Lyman will be required to register as a sex offender and also received three years' probation once he finishes his time behind bars.


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