A California appeals court reversed a trial court’s decision to lower a third-strike defendant’s sentence to five years for a hate crime against a Black pregnant woman at a Fullerton, California, bus station.
The trial court reduced Tyson Theodore Mayfield’s sentence of 25 years to life because he pleaded guilty early in the proceedings, and he did not pose a danger to society or use a weapon during the crime, where he repeatedly called a woman the “n-word” and threatened to make her “drop her baby.” The woman was able to flee to a nearby cafe and call the police. The crime is one of several violent acts Mayfield committed against minorities.
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