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Folsom hospital nurse accused of sexually abusing patient

SACRAMENTO, CA - A nurse who was employed by a Folsom hospital is set to appear in court next week on charges he fondled a disabled, incapacitated patient.

The criminal complaint filed by the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office alleges Daniel Ratner touched the victim's vagina and breast for the purpose of sexual gratification on or about Oct. 19, 2012.

The victim was a patient at Mercy Hospital of Folsom.

Ratner also faces four counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of videotaping a person in a state of undress without their knowledge. The alleged offenses were committed between on or about Aug. 1, 2012 and Nov. 15, 2012.

Hospital president Michael Ricks released the following statement in response to the allegations:

Intruder captured inside Folsom jewelry store

FOLSOM, Calif. - A burglar alarm and fast response by officers helped capture an intruder inside a Folsom jewelry store Thursday morning. 

Initial Folsom Police Dept. reports revealed the shop owner was alerted of a break-in via the store's security system around 7 a.m. and called the police.

Officers quickly responded to the Sharif Jewelers at 341 Ironpoint Rd. and and used a K9 officer to catch the intruder inside the shop, said police.

Police said it appeared the individual climbed up on the roof to get into the building. He triggered the security system once he entered the property.

Woman killed in hit-and-run, then body hit by 2 others

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - A woman was found dead in the road after a hit-and-run crash Monday evening, California Highway Patrol said.

The crash happened on the southbound Sunrise Boulevard on-ramp to westbound US-50 around 5:10 p.m., CHP Sgt. Evan Williams said.

The 65-year-old woman was seen on surveillance video leaving the Light Rail station at Folsom/Sunrise about 15 minutes before the initial crash. Williams said investigators are looking for the initial vehicle that hit the woman and fled.

A motorcyclist riding on the road hit the woman's body and then was ejected from the bike suffering minor injuries; a second vehicle also hit the woman's body and stopped.

Williams said investigators are not looking at the motorcyclist or the driver of the second vehicle as suspects because the body was already in the road and they stopped after the crash.

Death penalty recommended for UC Davis 'sweethearts' killer

SACRAMENTO, CA - The man found guilty of the murders of a young UC Davis couple 32 years ago should be executed, a Sacramento jury has recommended.

Robert Hirschfield, 63, was convicted last month of kidnapping and killing John Riggins, 18, and Sabrina Gonsalves, 18, in December 1980.

Their bodies were found in a van near Lake Natoma two days later. Their throats had been cut.

Jurors also found true special circumstances of oral copulation and commission of multiple murders.