Friday, January 17, 2014

Gerhard Becker Case: DDA Sean Carney Speaks to the Media After Sentencing

© Thomas Broersma 2012
Gerhard Becker left, with first counsel Chad Lewin, during a 
pretrial hearing early in the case.

UPDATE 10:57 AM clarity
January 3rd, 2014
After German national Gerhard Becker was sentenced on January 3rd, 2014 in the death of career firefighter, DDA Sean Carney spoke to the media.  Becker was sentenced by Judge Robert J. Perry to 1 year in LA County jail and 3 years probation.

After DDA Carney spoke, retired firefighter Captain Kevin Mulvehill addressed the media, and spoke about fallen firefighter Glenn Allen.

 Matthew McGough kindly shared with T&T his audio and photos of the presser.  Special thanks to T&T contributor Days Like This for combining the audio and image files.

Full case coverage on T&T.


ritanita said...


Thank you so much for posting this. DDA Carney did an excellent job in giving his case.

I still can't believe the overly-lenient sentence.

Sprocket said...

Once the court made that offer to Becker (my best guess was, that offer happened in closed discussions in Judge Perry's chambers) it was over.

No amount of arguing on DDA Carney's part would change the court's mind.

Judge Perry said during the sentencing that he "didn't believe" Brad Bescos, the City of LA Building & Safety Inspector's testimony during the preliminary hearing.

It's noteworthy (in my opinion only) Judge Perry was just reading the transcripts. He did not preside over the preliminary hearing. Judge Tynan observed Bescos testify.