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Arambula Jury Selected. Daughter Expected to Be Lead Witness.

When Judge Alvin Harrell III announced that the jury in the Joaquin Arambula child abuse trial had been selected, the 60 or so remaining members of the juror pool erupted in applause. “Jury selection will take longer than the actual trial,” Harrell quipped in his authoritative but light-hearted manner. The...

Arambula in Court on Day One of Child Cruelty Case

Joaquin Arambula stood in line around 8:20 a.m. at the main Fresno County courthouse, just like everyone else Tuesday. Surrounded by his wife Elizabeth, mother Amy, father Juan and a family friend, the assemblyman standing trial for child abuse entered security screening like everyone else. Arambula's first day of pre-trial...