Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey said Tuesday her office will challenge a Northern California judge's decision to release a sexually violent predator in Los Angeles County.
Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Gilbert Brown granted convicted serial rapist Christopher Evans Hubbart, 62, a conditional release from custody in May.
The decision was made despite an argument against it by a Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney in May, spokeswoman Jean Guccione said.
According to the District Attorney's Office, Hubbart has acknowledged raping 40 women in California between 1971 and 1982, including 26 women in Los Angeles County.
The writ will not contest the judge's decision to allow Hubbart's conditional release, only the location of his release. Prosecutors say Hubbart was born and raised in LA County and considers it home. But the writ argues that Hubbart has no living relatives in Los Angeles County and that he primarily lived and committed crimes in Santa Clara County. Continue reading via NBC 4...