Man Convicted for His Part in Arroyo Grande Cross Burning Sentenced to 11 Years in State Prison
A man convicted for his part in an Arroyo Grande cross burning has been sentenced to 11 years in state prison. Judge Jaquelin Duffy handed down the sentence on Wednesday for Jeremiah Hernandez who was convicted by a jury for arson and terrorism with enhanced penalties of commiting a hate crime related to the cross burning. It took place outside the home of a mixed race family in March of last year. Three others who faced similar charges pleaded no contest including Jason Kahn, who received 12 years in state prison in addition to Sara Matheny and William Soto, who each received 5 years.