A Fresno woman was convicted in Madera County Superior Court of shackling and assaulting her naked boyfriend for four hours before he escaped, Madera County District Attorney Michael Keitz said.
Sabrina Robinson, 33, was convicted Monday of assault and false imprisonment, Keitz said.
Madera County sheriff's deputies arrested Robinson on June 15 after discovering the victim outside of his home, naked and stating that the assailant was still inside his house with a shotgun, Keitz said.
Deputies learned that Robinson manacled her naked boyfriend with handcuffs and leg shackles and kept him imprisoned for more than four hours until he escaped, Keitz said.
While he was shackled, Robinson cut the man with a hunting knife, beat him with a shotgun and burned him with hot candle wax.
Robinson is set to be sentenced on Nov. 21 and faces up to 23 years and 8 months in state prison, Keitz said.
Fresno State to host bullet-train debate
Fresno State will host a town hall meeting and public debate on California's high-speed rail system on Thursday.
The meeting, which will be moderated by Bee columnist Bill McEwen, will feature former Valley Assembly Member Mike Villines, and representatives from Californians Advocating Responsible Rail Design and Californians for High Speed Rail.
The town hall will start at 7 p.m. at the Satellite Student Union and is free and open to the public.
Workshop to discuss FYI runway change
A public workshop about enhancing a runway at the Fresno Yosemite International Airport will be held Nov. 3, the city of Fresno Department of Airports said.
The workshop will discuss possible changes to Runway 11L-29R. It will be held in the Vineyard Room of the Piccadilly Inn, 5115 E. McKinley Ave., from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
For more information visit fresnoyosemite.airportstudy.com
LWV holds session on public education
The League of Women Voters of Fresno will hold its second forum on federal involvement in public education at First Congregational Church in central Fresno from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
The forum will feature David Calhoun of Fresno Unified, Janelle Kubinec of WestEd and former California Department of Education Deputy Superintendent Tony Monreal discussing topics such as finance, educational standards and testing and special education, League spokeswoman Francine Farber said.
The free public event will be at 2131 N. Van Ness Ave.
Six Valley schools gain choral honor
Six Valley high school choirs were invited to perform at Fresno State's Command Performance in 2012 following the 2011 Fresno State Invitational Choral Festival.
The Porterville Madrigals, Clovis East Timberwolf Chorus, Clovis North Women's Chorale, El Diamante Chamber Singers, Frontier High Chamber Singers and Redwood High Chamber Singers earned the invitation after their performances during the 2011 Fresno State Invitational, Fresno State spokesman Tom Uribes said.
The 2012 Festival, which includes the Command Performance, will be held from Oct. 17-19.
Girl Scouts honor Valley volunteers
The Girl Scouts of Central California South honored volunteers on Saturday in Selma.
Volunteers receiving service pins included: JoAnn Swallow, Coarsegold, Madera County-Unit 31, 25 years; Max Blobner, Lemoore, Kings County-Unit 63, 35 years; Lynn Blobner, Lemoore, Kings County-Unit 63, 55 years.
Volunteers receiving the appreciation pin for outstanding service: Melody Skinner, Lemoore, Kings County-Unit 63; Trish Pinheiro, Clovis, Fresno County-Unit 20.
Lemoore's Service Unit 63 received the President's Award for outstanding work. The Blobner Family of Lemoore received the family award for 10 or more years of service.
Lynn Blobner, Lemoore, and Sheila Otteson, Fresno, received the Margaret Anderson Award, for volunteers who give time, talent and support to the Girl Scout Council.