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West Sacramento sexual predator given 3 life terms

WOODLAND, CA - A 21-year-old West Sacramento man convicted of sexual assaulting and kidnapping two women in May of last year received three consecutive life sentences in a Woodland courtroom Friday.

A Yolo County Superior Court jury last month found Theodore Wooten guilty of multiple violent felony charges. According to the Yolo County District Attorney's Office, Wooten pushed his way in a West Sacramento motel on May 1, 2010, and tried to rape a mentally ill woman who often lived on the streets. The victim was savagely beaten with her scalp partially torn from her skull, according to prosecutors.

In the second attack on May 27, 2010, West Sacramento Police Department officers testified to catching Wooten in the act of trying to sexually assault a woman he was accused of forcing off the street and behind a business.

Sacramento couple sentenced in 5-year-old's torture killing

SACRAMENTO, CA - A Sacramento mother and her boyfriend convicted of murdering her 5-year-old son were given long prison sentences Friday.

Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael P. Kenny sentenced Eduardo Zamora Jr., 32, to 23 years to life in prison and a second life term in the first-degree murder and torture of Braeden James Gardner in June 2009.

Amber Ingram, 26, convicted of second-degree murder, received a 15 years to life sentence for child endangerment for leaving her son with Zamora while she went to work.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, Zamora called 911 on June 17, 2009, from the couple's home to report the boy had stopped breathing. Paramedics took the child to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Hospital officials said the boy had extensive bruising and injuries indicating he had been abused.