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bombay high court dismisses tarun tejpal plea to quash rape charge, discard tria


written by smita nair | panaji | updated: december 21, 2017 3:52 am tarun tejpal. (file)related newsthe goa bench of bombay high court on wednesday dismissed a revision petition filed by tarun tejpal, former editor-in-chief of the magazine tehelka, and refused to quash rape charges levelled against him by a former colleague.the court also dismissed his request to discard the trial. the court is expected to summon witnesses after january 9.in a 27-page order, justice nutan d sardessai observed that the court is convinced that there is sufficient material on record to frame charges under ipc sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement), 354 (assault or criminal force with intent to outrage modesty), 354a (sexual harassment), 354b (assault or use of criminal force to...






tarun tejpal rape case: high court discharges tejpal’s plea, rules in favour of


by: express news service | panaji | updated: december 20, 2017 11:42 am tarun tejpal. (file)related newsthe high court of bombay in goa today discarded the review petition of tarun tejpal in favour of the state, refusing to discharge him of rape charges. the court also has dismisses his request to discard the trial.earlier this month, tejpal had approached the court with prosecution evidence showing the cctv footage to the court alleging that the footage showing the events before and after the alleged rape do not match with the testimony given by the victim.tejpal’s lawyer had also shown the footage to the judge for the first time, stating that the trial court had ignored to record this detail before and while framing charges against him.the trial will now commence, confirmed the pr...






bombay high court in goa junks tarun tejpal plea seeking quashing of rape charge


by: express news service | panaji | updated: december 20, 2017 2:51 pm tarun tejpal. (file)related newsthe high court of bombay in goa today discarded the review petition of tarun tejpal in favour of the state, refusing to discharge him of rape charges. the court also dismissed his request to discard the trial.earlier this month, tejpal had approached the court with prosecution evidence showing the cctv footage to the court, alleging that the footage showing the events before and after the alleged rape do not match with the testimony given by the victim.senior advocate aman lekhi and advocate pramod kumar dubey presented the cctv footage of outside the lift of a five-star hotel where he is alleged to have sexually assaulted his colleague, before the high court.tejpal’s lawyer had al...






bombay hc refuses to stay framing of charges against tarun tejpal


written by smita nair | panjim | published:september 27, 2017 4:14 am tarun tejpal is accused of sexually assaulting a woman colleague at hotel grand hyatt on the night of november 7, 2013.  top newsthe goa bench of bombay high court on tuesday declined to restrain the trial court from proceeding with framing of charges against journalist tarun tejpal, who had challenged the lower court saying the case was not of rape but “false accusation of rape”. with tejpal having exhausted probably his last remedy, the stage is now set for formal framing of charges on september 28. the only relief justice prithviraj chavan offered tejpal at this stage is deferring examination of the first witness to a date after november 1, when the higher court will hear his appeal.the former editor i...






sc asks goa court to begin trial in tarun tejpal sexual assault case


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: december 6, 2017 3:27 pm former editor in chief of tehelka magazine tarun tejpal (express file photo)related newsthe supreme court on wednesday asked a goa court to begin trial in the sexual assault case against tarun tejpal, former editor-in-chief of tehelka magazine. the apex court asked the court to conduct examination of the witnesses in the case, reports ani.ani also reported that the supreme court has asked the bombay high court to “expeditiously” decide on tejpal’s plea for his discharge.the 54-year-old is accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague inside the elevator of hotel grand hyatt in goa on the night of november 7, 2013.a goa trial court had in september charged tejpal of rape and wrongful confinement. the trial c...






tarun tejpal charged with rape by goa trial court


written by smita nair | panjim | updated: september 29, 2017 5:20 am tarun tejpal outside at goa high court (source: file/express photo)related newstarun tejpal, founder and former editor of tehelka magazine, was formally charged with rape and wrongful confinement by a trial court on thursday. tejpal is accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague inside the elevator of hotel grand hyatt in goa on the night of november 7, 2013.the trial court booked tejpal on all the rape charges — 376 (rape), 354-a (sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment), 376(2) (k) (rape of a woman by a person being in position of control or dominance over the woman), 376 (2) (f) (person in position of trust or authority over women committing rape of such women) andsection 354-b (disrobin...






tarun tejpal rape case: goa hc allows framing of charges but says hold trial til


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: september 26, 2017 3:33 pm tarun tejpal outside at goa high court on tuesday. express photo by pradip das. 18.02.2014. mumbai.related newsthe goa high court on tuesday upheld mapusa sessions court order to move ahead with framing of charges against former tehelka editor-in-chief tarun tejpal but asked the court to refrain from starting the trial till the court’s direction. giving relief to tejpal, the bench said that no examination of first witness will be done till the high court directs to do the same.the sessions court on september 7 had directed the framing of all rape charges against tejpal. the former tehelka chief is set to be slapped with nine charges, five of which were of rape including sections introduced following amendments t...






timeline of tarun tejpal rape case


by: express web desk | new delhi | published: december 13, 2017 2:29 pm tejpal is accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague inside an elevator (file)related newsthe high court of bombay at goa on tuesday reserved its order on a petition by former tehelka editor-in-chief tarun tejpal, seeking quashing of rape and other charges against him. he told the court that during a hearing of his plea seeking the quashing of rape charges framed by a lower court against him, his statements of apology days after the incident in 2013 were “sought on demand” and drafted by shoma chaudhury, his colleague at the time.“it was like a charter of demands… and he was just given a draft and asked to sign,” said senior counsel aman lekhi, who appeared for tejpal at the hearing tuesday. the a...






was given apology draft, asked to sign, claims tarun tejpal


written by smita nair | panjim | published: december 13, 2017 3:55 am tarun tejpaltop newsformer tehelka editor-in-chief tarun tejpal told the high court of bombay in goa, during a hearing of his plea seeking the quashing of rape charges framed by a lower court against him, that his statements of apology days after the incident in 2013 were “sought on demand” and drafted by shoma chaudhury, his colleague at the time.“it was like a charter of demands… and he was just given a draft and asked to sign,” claimed senior counsel aman lekhi, who appeared for tejpal at the hearing tuesday. the apology was treated as a confession statement by goa police investigating charges of rape levelled by another former colleague against tejpal during an event at the grand hyatt in panaji in...






tarun tejpal charged with rape: timeline of ex-tehelka editor’s case so far


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: september 28, 2017 6:19 pm tehelka founder tarun tejpal has been chargesheeted for allegedly sexually harassing a junior colleague. (source: express photo)related newsa trial court in goa framed charges of rape against ex-tehelka magazine editor tarun tejpal on thursday in connection with an alleged rape case filed against him in 2013. tejpal is accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague inside a life at hotel grand hyatt on the night of november 7, 2013. his trial will begin on november 21.the charges under which tejpal has been booked include 376 (rape), 354-a (sexual harrassment and punishment for sexual harassment), 376(2)(k) ipc (rape of a woman by a person being in position of control or dominance over the woman, 376 (2) (f) (p...






goa court bars media from covering tarun tejpal’s trial


by: pti | panaji | published:june 16, 2017 9:19 pm arguments on framing of charges would continue on saturday. (source: express archive photo)related newsa goa court on friday barred the media from covering the trial of senior journalist tarun tejpal, who is facing charges of rape, a defence lawyer said. tejpal, who is out on bail, on friday attended the court in mapusa which is hearing arguments before the framing of charges, a stage before the start of the trial.a woman journalist working with tehelka magazine, of which tejpal was editor-in-chief, had accused him of raping her during an event in goa in 2013. tejpal’s lawyers had filed an application under section 327 (3) of criminal procedure code (which provides for in-camera trial of rape cases) seeking to bar the media from cov...






goa court nod for in-camera trial in rape case against tarun tejpal


written by smita nair | panjim | published:june 17, 2017 5:34 am tarun accused of rape by a then woman colleague during an event hosted by the magazine in goa in november 2013.(express file photo)related newsa sessions court in mapusa on friday accepted former tehelka editor-in-chief tarun tejpal’s request, made under crpc section 327(2), to hold the rape proceedings against him in-camera. tejpal’s counsel pramod kumar dubey moved the application soon after the court of judge vijaya pol took up the matter in the afternoon. he told the judge to allow only tejpal’s family members and his counsel to be present in the courtroom, and request mediapersons and others to vacate the room, which the judge agreed to.tejpal, accused of rape by a then woman colleague during an event host...






goa court orders rape charges against tarun tejpal


by: express news service | panaji | updated: september 8, 2017 5:33 am tarun tejpal outside at goa high court on tuesday. (express photo/pradip das)related newsa mapusa sessions court on thursday directed framing of all rape charges against tarun tejpal, former editor-in-chief of tehelka. on september 28, tejpal stands to be slapped with nine charges, of which five are of rape including sections introduced following amendments to the ipc. tejpal is accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague inside a lift at hotel grand hyatt on the night of november 7, 2013.“the court has directed that charges should be framed against the accused for the offences alleged in the case. in addition, the court has added ipc section 354b (assault or use of criminal force on a woman with intent to ...






sc tells goa bench to record evidence in tejpal case


by: express news service | new delhi | published: december 7, 2017 3:18 am supreme courtrelated newsthe supreme court on wednesday asked a goa court which is hearing the 2013 rape case against tehelka magazine founder tarun tejpal to go ahead with the recording of evidence of witnesses.the direction came from a bench of justices s a bobde and l nageswara rao which was hearing a plea against an order of the goa bench of bombay high court, deferring the examination of witnesses in the matter till it decides a petition filed by the senior journalist challenging the case against him. the apex court also asked the high court to decide on tejpal’s plea within three months.“we consider it appropriate that the high court may dispose of the criminal revision petition… pending before it a...






goa court to formally frame charges against tarun tejpal today


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: september 28, 2017 8:40 am tarun tejpal outside at goa high court on tuesday. express photo by pradip das.related newsa goa court will formally frame charges on thursday against former editor-in-chief of tehelka magazine tarun tejpal in a rape case. tejpal had challenged the lower court saying the case was not or rape but ‘false accusation of rape’. the only relief justice prithviraj chavan had offered the journalist was deferring examination of the first witness to a date after november 1, when the higher court will hear his appeal.the former editor-in-chief is accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague inside a lift at hotel grand hyatt on the night of november 7, 2013.aman lekhi, senior counsel from new delhi appearing for tej...






indian court charges ex-editor with raping colleague


tejpal was accused of raping a female journalist in the lift of a five-star hotel in goa in november 2013.mumbai an indian court on thursday charged the former editor of a renowned news magazine with raping a female colleague four years ago, the prosecutor said.tarun tejpal pleaded not guilty to charges of rape, sexual harassment and wrongful restraint, the public prosecutor francisco taviera told reporters outside the court in the western state of goa.“the charges have been framed against tarun tejpal and he has pleaded not guilty to rape charges,” said taviera.tejpal, the 54-year-old founder and former editor of tehelka magazine, was accused of raping a female journalist in the lift of a five-star hotel in goa in november 2013.he was granted bail in 2014.the case hit the headlines at...






tarun tejpal’s lawyers to present their arguments in june


by: express news service | panjim | published:april 22, 2017 4:07 am a colleague had accused tejpal of sexual assault on two occasions at a hotel in goa in november 2013.former tehelka editor-in-chief tarun tejpal’s lawyers would present their arguments in the alleged sexual assault case he faces in a sessions court here on june 16 and june 17 before the charges are framed formally. he was present in the court along with his wife on friday when judge vijaya pol gave the final dates to his lawyer, rajiv gomes. the lawyer told the court they will keep the arguments concise. he added that there is sufficient data they want to bring before the court and discuss points in detail especially with reference to specific mobile records.tejpal was chargesheeted in february 2014 under indian pe...






bilkis bano: content with bombay hc verdict, don’t want anyone to die in my name


by: ians | new delhi | published:may 8, 2017 5:36 pm bilkis bano was gangraped during the 2002 gujarat riotsrefusing to compare her case with the nirbhaya gang-rape case where the apex court upheld death penalty for the convicts, gujarat gang-rape survivor bilkis bano on monday said she was content with the bombay high court rejecting the death penalty plea in her case. in one of the most horrifying incidents during the 2002 gujarat riots, bano, then 19 and pregnant, was brutalised by a gang of men and many of her family members killed in front of her eyes. while upholding a trial court sentence of life term to 11 convicts, the bombay high court on may 4 rejected a cbi plea which sought death sentence for three of the convicts. interacting with media persons in the national capital, b...






sc dismisses bail plea of film producer karim morani in rape case


by: pti | new delhi | published:september 22, 2017 3:31 pm bollywood film producer karim morani.top newsthe supreme court on friday dismissed a plea of bollywood film producer karim morani challenging the hyderabad high court verdict cancelling his bail in a rape case. a bench comprising chief justice dipak misra and justices a m khanwilkar and d y chandrachud asked the producer to surrender before the telangana police in connection with the case.the hyderabad high court on september 5 had upheld the decision of the sessions court cancelling bail of morani in the rape case. the sessions court had taken note of the fact that morani, who is also an accused in the 2g scam case, had concealed the fact that he was facing trial in the high profile corruption case and had been in jail for se...






malegaon blasts: bombay hc seeks nia stand on sadhvi pragya’s plea


by: pti | mumbai | published:april 28, 2017 9:15 pm sadhvi pragya singh thakur. (file photo)the bombay high court today sought the nia’s stand on a plea by the malegaon blast accused sadhvi pragya singh thakur against the trial court’s permission to a blast victim’s father to assist the prosecution in the case.a bench of justices v k tahilramani and m s karnik issued the notice also to the victim’s father, nisar bilal, seeking his stand on sadhvi’s plea and posted the matter for further hearing in june.facing trial in the 2008 malegaon blasts case, sadhvi pragya singh thakur has moved the high court against the special nia court order permitting the victim’s family to assist the prosecution in the trial.the anti-terror court had in february this year permitted bilal, the f...






delhi high court dismisses kejriwal’s plea against speedy trial in defamation su


by: express web desk | new delhi | published:august 28, 2017 12:20 pm delhi cm arvind kejriwal. (file photo)top newsthe delhi high court on monday dismissed chief minister arvind kejriwal’s plea questioning the decision of a single judge to expedite trial in the defamation suit filed by union finance minister arun jaitley. the court had, last week, pulled up kejriwal and another aap leader ashutosh for filing a plea to set aside the order of the judge in the rs 10-crore suit.a bench of acting chief justice gita mittal and justice c hari shankar had criticised the plea, saying the judge “could not be faulted for ensuring speedy trial” and courts were “duty bound to conduct trial expeditiously” and this was the “first time” the bench was hearing a grievance against a tria...






court dismisses plea against bombay parsi punchayet


written by sadaf modak | mumbai | published:april 24, 2017 2:26 ama sessions court recently dismissed an appeal filed by a 31-year old woman against bombay parsi punchayet, claiming ownership rights of a flat in south mumbai. the criminal revision application filed by the woman, a lecturer, was against an order passed in 2015 by the metropolitan magistrate in mazgaon, which had also dismissed her plea.the complainant has said that bombay parsi punchayet has several immovable properties in mumbai and the ownership rights of those properties are with its office bearers, the respondents in the case. according to her plea, “the primary purpose of the trust is to provide accommodation to needy members of the parsi community”. she claims that she was in need of a flat and had approa...






bombay high court asks maharashtra govt if it has any policy on kids born to rap


by: pti | mumbai | published:april 18, 2017 6:12 pm bombay high court. (file photo)the bombay high court on tuesday asked the maharashtra government if it has any scheme or policy in place for welfare of the children born to the rape victims. a bench of justices r v more and anuja prabhudessai also asked the government if it proposes to increase the monetary compensation under the manodhairya scheme for the victims of rape and other crimes against women.“we would like to know if the government has any policy or scheme for those children who are born to the women who have been the victims of rape,” the court said. under the manodhairya yojana launched in october 2013, the maharashtra government gives compensation of rs three lakhs to the victims of rape and other crimes against wo...






supreme court asks bombay hc to expedite rera pleas


by: pti | new delhi | updated: september 4, 2017 2:57 pm bombay high courtrelated newsthe supreme court on monday directed the bombay high court to expeditiously decide the pleas challenging the validity of real estate (regulation and development) act (rera) which are pending there.the apex court asked the other high courts where pleas have been filed by builders and others challenging the provisions of rera, to await the decision of the bombay high court before deciding the matters.a bench headed by justice arun mishra passed the order while hearing a plea filed by the centre seeking transfer of various rera-related pleas pending in different high courts to either the apex court or one of the high courts.“we feel it would be appropriate to direct the bombay high court to take up th...






bombay hc acquits rape convict, says woman’s statement ‘unreliable’


by: express news service | mumbai | published:april 24, 2017 3:02 amthe bombay high court acquitted a man charged with rape and kidnapping after it observed that the woman’s version of the incident has several “infirmities and improbabilities”. justice a m badar also stated that no “explicit reliance” can be placed on the woman’s version without corroborated evidence on record.the accused had filed an application before the bombay high court for suspension of sentence after a lower court convicted him of rape, kidnapping and criminal intimidation. the prosecution holds that in june 2011, the accused took the woman inside his jeep saying her brother had had an accident. he then took her to a forest and allegedly raped her.the defence submitted that the two had an affair and...






delhi hc dismisses zakir naik-led irf plea against immediate ban


by: ani | new delhi | updated: march 16, 2017 2:54 pm controversial islamic preacher zakir naik; above. (file)the delhi high court on thursday dismissed the plea by zakir naik-led islamic research foundation (irf) against an immediate ban and freezing of accounts of the organisation. the court said the ministry of home affairs (mha) has sufficient material for the immediate ban.the court heard the plea by the irf, earlier in february, that challenged the ban by the mha on the organisation. it had also set up a judicial tribunal to look into banning the ngo under the unlawful activities (prevention) act.watch video |delhi high court dismisses plea challenging ban on zakir naik’s islamic research foundationon november 15, the central government had banned the irf for five years after ...






bombay hc asks maharashtra if it has any policy on kids born to rape victims


by: pti | mumbai | published:april 18, 2017 6:04 pm bombay high court. (file photo)the bombay high court on tuesday asked the maharashtra government if it has any scheme or policy in place for welfare of the children born to the rape victims. a bench of justices r v more and anuja prabhudessai also asked the government if it proposes to increase the monetary compensation under the manodhairya scheme for the victims of rape and other crimes against women.“we would like to know if the government has any policy or scheme for those children who are born to the women who have been the victims of rape,” the court said.under the manodhairya yojana launched in october 2013, the maharashtra government gives compensation of rs three lakhs to the victims of rape and other crimes against wome...






sc slams justice karnan for repeatedly filing plea to quash sentencing, says ‘yo


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: may 15, 2017 11:37 am justice c s karnan.supreme court on monday rejected calcutta high court judge justice c s karnan’s plea seeking an early hearing, slamming him for repeatedly filing pleas seeking to quash the apex court order that sentenced him to six-months jail in a contempt of court’s case. according to news agency ani, the court said he is wasting the court’s time as karnan’s advocate mathews j nedumpara sought for an urgent hearing in the matter. “you are wasting court’s time. we will hear the plea when it comes up,” the apex court said.on friday, the sc had said that the bench has given a “conscious decision” against justice karnan to award him six months imprisonment by holding him guilty of contempt. “the se...






minor ‘rape’ victim’s plea: it’s too late for abortion, won’t be safe for 17-yea


written by ruhi bhasin | mumbai | published:june 15, 2017 2:11 am representational image/ file phototop newsthe bombay high court wednesday did not allow a minor girl, an alleged rape victim, to abort her 26-week-old foetus, citing it could endanger the girl’s life. the court, hearing a petition filed by her father, said she was in an advanced stage of pregnancy and such termination would put the girl at risk. the petition filed by the girl’s father, a pune resident, had said the girl was “mentally not in a position to have this child”. pointing out that it was too late to consider such a prayer, the court said, “we are not inclined to grant permission in this case. such action would put the girl in danger.” the father withdrew his petition, but the court of justice ra...






sc asks bombay hc to expeditiously decide rera-related pleas, real estate news,


bombay high court (file photo) new delhi: the supreme court today directed the bombay high court to expeditiously decide the pleas challenging the validity of real estate (regulation and development) act (rera) which are pending there. the apex court asked the other high courts where pleas have been filed by builders and others challenging the provisions of rera, to await the decision of the bombay high court before deciding the matters. a bench headed by justice arun mishra passed the order while hearing a plea filed by the centre seeking transfer of various rera-related pleas pending in different high courts to either the apex court or one of the high courts. "we feel it would be appropriate to direct the bombay high court to take up the matter along with other connected matters pending.






why trial court order in sohrabuddin case was not challenged, bombay hc asks cbi


by: pti | mumbai | published:september 29, 2017 7:43 pm bombay high courttop newsthe bombay high court today asked the central bureau of investigation why it had not challenged the trial court orders discharging senior ips officers in the alleged fake encounter case of sohrabuddin sheikh and tulsiram prajapati.hearing a revision application filed by sohrabuddin’s brother rubabuddin sheikh, challenging the trial court orders of discharge, justice revati mohite-dere said the cbi should be “equally aggrieved” with the trial court’s order.she asked the probe agency whether it was planning to challenge the trial court orders of august 2016 and august 2017 discharging ips officers rajkumar pandiyan, d g vanzara, and dinesh m n.justice mohite-dere also instructed the cbi counsel to r...






delhi high court dismisses virbhadra singh’s plea to quash pmla case


by: express news service | new delhi | published:july 4, 2017 4:14 am himachal pradesh cm virbhadra singh (file)related newsthe delhi high court on monday refused to quash the money laundering case against himachal pradesh chief minister virbhadra singh, his wife and son. the court dismissed the petitions of singh, his wife pratibha singh, son vikramaditya singh and another person chunni lal. “the petitions are devoid of substance, consequentially the same are dismissed,” justice r k gauba said.the enforcement directorate (ed) had earlier summoned 83-year-old singh, his wife and son for questioning in this regard. the ed had in september 2015 lodged the case against the chief minister and others under the prevention of money laundering act (pmla) after taking cognizance of a crimi...






bilkis bano case: supreme court dismisses appeals of four cops, two doctors


by: pti | new delhi | published:july 10, 2017 7:04 pm file phototop newsthe supreme court monday dismissed the appeals of two doctors and four policemen including an ips officer challenging their conviction by the bombay high court in the sensational 2002 bilkis bano case, saying there was “clear-cut evidence” against them. a bench of justices s a bobde and l nageswara rao, while rejecting their appeals, said the trial court had unreasonably acquitted them.“you all have been unreasonably acquitted by the trial court in the case despite there being clear-cut evidence against you,” the bench said while dismissing three appeals. ips officer r s bhagora, currently serving in gujarat, was recently convicted along with four other policemen by the high court, overturning the trial co...






malegaon blast: supreme court seeks reply of nia, maharashtra on purohit’s plea


by: pti | new delhi | updated: may 5, 2017 3:39 pmthe supreme court on friday sought response from the nia and maharashtra on a plea of accused shrikant purohit, seeking bail in a case pertaining to the 2008 malegaon blast. a bench of justices r k agrawal and a m sapre issued notice to the national investigation agency (nia) and the maharashtra government on the plea of purohit, former lieutenant colonel, against the bombay high court order rejecting his bail plea in the case.the apex court had on april 28 rejected purohit’s plea for urgent hearing, saying the petition will come up in regular course. the bombay high court had on april 25 granted bail to sadhvi pragya singh thakur, accused of plotting the september 2008 malegaon blast, but rejected the bail plea of co-accused purohi...






delhi hc refuses to quash da case against himachal cm virbhadra singh


by: pti | new delhi | published:march 31, 2017 11:43 am himachal pradesh cm virbhadra singh (source: file photo)the delhi high court on friday dismissed himachal pradesh chief minister virbhadra singh and his wife’s plea seeking quashing of the disproportionate assets case filed by the cbi.justice vipin sanghi also vacated the himachal pradesh high court’s interim order of october 1, 2015 restraining cbi from arresting, interrogating or filing a charge sheet in the case without the court’s permission. “the writ petition is dismissed. stay is vacated,” the court said.singh has sought directions from the court to quash the fir registered against him and his wife under sections 13(2) and 13(1)(e) of the prevention of corruption act and section 109 of ipc by the cbi on september...






maryland mom pleads guilty in son's birthday cake beating death


hagerstown, md. — a maryland woman has pleaded guilty to first-degree child abuse in the beating death of her 9-year-old son over a missing piece of birthday cake. prosecutors agreed to drop a second-degree murder charge and seek a sentence of no more than 20 years for 27-year-old oriana garcia, who appeared wednesday in a hagerstown courtroom. garcia’s son jack was handcuffed to a chair by garcia’s brother and pummeled by her boyfriend, who suspected jack of eating cake meant for his 2-year-old daughter.robert wilson, 31, was setnenced to 30 years in prison after he beat jack garcia to death over a missing slice of birthday cake. wilson, boyfriend to garcia's mother, laid some of the blame on his friend oriana garcia and her brother jacob barajas, both of whom also face second-degree mur