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News - June 13, 2012

Briefs: Third Menlo Park man is sentenced in fatal shooting

It took nearly seven years and two trials, but a Menlo Park man was found guilty of second-degree murder and sentenced to 22 years to life in prison on June 4.

Michael Edwards, 24, and Menlo Park residents Tramel Walker and Leavell Jordan, were each convicted in relation to the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael De Jesus at a party in San Jose in 2005. The three men were told to leave the party, but returned later and opened fire, according to court testimony. The first trial of Mr. Edwards ended with a hung jury, but prosecutors decided to re-try the case.

Clock tower

The Menlo Park Clock Tower turns 25 this year, and has a fresh coat of paint to mark the occasion. The Menlo Park Historical Association will host an anniversary celebration at the train station (1120 Merrill St.) on Tuesday, June 19, at 11 a.m.

Tip-A-Cop

It's the one time of year you're allowed to give a police officer a tip, as Menlo Park police team up with the Special Olympics of Northern California to fundraise for local athletes to train and compete.

The event will be held on Wednesday, June 13, at Amici's Pizzeria, 880 Santa Cruz Ave. in downtown Menlo Park, from 5 to 9 pm.

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