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Emotions overwhelmed Billy Terrence when GV Wire asked him about the most memorable case he prosecuted.

In this segment of Take 5’s look at the four men vying for two spots on the Fresno County judiciary, Terrence talked about Janessa Ramirez.

She was the 9-year-old girl killed by gang crossfire in Fresno in 2015.

“It was one of the most difficult cases we ever litigated as an office. It was a very heavy case. Helping the family through that was…” Terrence said, choking up and fighting back tears.

During the interview, Terrence discusses:

-His background.

-The Janessa Ramirez case.

-Differences from his opponent Roger Wilson.

-His endorsements.

-His philosophy on metering out sentences/fines.

Terrence and Wilson are running to replace the retiring Edward Sarkisian Jr.

The election takes place on June 5.

Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email