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Joaquin Arambula Testifies in Abuse Trial, Says He Never Struck Daughter

Joaquin Arambula was asked if he ever struck his 7-year-old daughter. He responded emphatically. “Absolutely not. I can’t say that more strongly,” said Arambula, who on Tuesday took the stand for the first time in the trial in which the Democratic assemblyman is accused of a misdemeanor count of child...

Arambula Pleads Not Guilty to Child Cruelty Charge

A not guilty plea was entered on behalf of Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) during an arraignment hearing that lasted less than 90 seconds Wednesday. Arambula did not appear in Fresno Superior Court to face a misdemeanor charge of cruelty to a child. The Fresno County District Attorney’s Office charged Arambula,...