Accused Murderers in SD go to Trial


Accused Murderers in SD go to Trial

I got this email today — It is from Brian Dawson’s widow.
She has been in contact with me regularly on this matter. I agree  — The
MSM has kept this quiet.


The men accused of this murder started Trial This week and
there’s nothing about that any where in the news nothing it like one day here
the next day forgotten.

Here’s the last relavent story:


2 held in shooting of parking employee
By Joe Hughes

April 13, 2006

Two El Cajon men have been
arrested in connection with Friday’s fatal shooting of a 26-year-old Ace
Parking employee near downtown San

They were taken into custody by detectives from the Fugitive
Task Force as the men were leaving their apartment on East Madison Avenue in El Cajon at 7 p.m. Tuesday, said San Diego police homicide Lt. Kevin Rooney.

They were identified as Jason Rochelle, 20, and William
Ulysses Grant, 35. They were being held on suspicion of murder and conspiracy. The
Police would not say what led them to the suspects, but “more arrests are
possible,” Rooney said.

homicide team worked on the case almost nonstop over three days after Bryan
Dawson died of his wounds at a hospital Saturday morning. Dawson was shot about 8 p.m. after driving from an Ace lot downtown to the company
office at Sixth Avenue near Ash Street


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  1. William Ulysses Grant was convicted on December 14th of shooting Bryan Dawson. Grant will be sentenced on January 31st. His sentence could be from 50 years to life.
    Jason Rochelle (thought to be unrelated to Corall Rochelle Dawson, the victim’s wife) had his trial end in a mistrial on December 20th with the jury hung 11-1 in favor of finding Rochelle guilty. On December 28th the prosecutor and the defense attorney were supposed to meet with the judge to decide how to proceed.

  2. Accomplice Pleads Guilty!
    Evidently, Jason Rochelle decided not to press his luck. The chances of getting a “bonehead” on the second jury (like the bonehead who hung the first jury 11-1 in favor of Guilty) was not very good, and he would have most likely been found guilty of murder, with a sentence of 25 years to life. Jason Rochelle decided not to press his luck.
    Man pleads guilty in employee’s death
    DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO: An El Cajon man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in connection with the fatal shooting of an employee at a downtown parking lot last year.
    Jason Rochelle, 21, entered the plea Monday in San Diego Superior Court. He could be sent to prison for up to 11 years at a sentencing hearing scheduled for June 5.
    Rochelle had been charged with murder in the slaying of Bryan Dawson, 26, who worked at Ace Parking on Sixth Avenue near Ash Street. Dawson was wounded April 7 and died at a hospital the next morning.
    Prosecutors argued during the trial that Rochelle and a co-defendant, Willie Grant, 36, conspired to rob the parking lot after learning from another Ace employee when cash receipts would be dropped off. Prosecutors argued that Grant was the shooter.
    In December, a jury found Grant guilty of first-degree murder and he was sentenced later to 50 years to life in prison. A separate jury deadlocked 11-1 in favor of finding Rochelle guilty of murder.

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