Joel Valera, 41, of Parlier, was convicted Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Fresno Superior Court of first-degree murder in the 2014 slaying of his unnamed neighbor, Arthur Gomez Jr.
Joel Valera, 41, of Parlier, was convicted Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Fresno Superior Court of first-degree murder in the 2014 slaying of his unnamed neighbor, Arthur Gomez Jr. Fresno County Sheriff's Office
Joel Valera, 41, of Parlier, was convicted Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Fresno Superior Court of first-degree murder in the 2014 slaying of his unnamed neighbor, Arthur Gomez Jr. Fresno County Sheriff's Office

Accused killer told judge he didn’t want to attend his trial. Jury convicted him anyway

August 30, 2018 04:00 PM