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Justin Stalberg of Camarillo was sentenced to four years in prison for a 2016 DUI crash that killed a man in Thousand Oaks.(Photo: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/VENTURA COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE)A Camarillo man was sentenced Friday to four years in state prison for felony DUI gross vehicular manslaughter after the truck he was driving plowed into a Thousand Oaks home and killed an elderly man in 2016.

Before Ventura County Superior Court Judge Bruce Young gave the order, Justin Stalberg, 20, said he was “extremely ashamed” of his role in the Dec. 22, 2016, crash. when he lost control of the vehicle. The truck plunged down an embankment and through part of Oakbrook Neighborhood Park, then crashed into a family room of a home on Briarwood Place where 74 year old Igor Lirtsman, of New York, was sleeping.

Lirtsman had been visiting his family for the holidays, investigators said. He and his family were supposed to go to Disneyland that day, a visit he had not yet made in his life.

Prosecutors said a blood sample taken more than five hours after the crash showed Stalberg had a 0.12 percent blood alcohol level and had chemical properties that suggested he used marijuana close to the time of the incident.

Read more: New York man dies when truck crashes into Thousand Oaks house

The defendant also admitted to a special allegation of a serious felony and a felony charge of attempting to flee the scene of an accident involving death. He initially pleadednot guilty to the charges butlater changed his plea to guiltyin September.

A preliminary hearing was held in the case in May 2017 in which Lirtsman’s son in law Amr Abdel Dayemtestified thatStalberg allegedly continued to revthe truck’s engine and move the truck another 5 to 6 feet while the victim’slifeless body wasin front of it. Statements from two of the victim’s other childrenwere also read aloud.

Outside the courtroom Friday after the hearing, Yana Lirtsmansaid she knew whatever the sentence was, it would not be “satisfactory,” mostly because itwill never bring back her father. She called it “a feigned sense of justice.”

Buy PhotoA man was killed early on Dec. 22, 2016, in Thousand Oaks when a pickup traveled down a 40 foot embankment and crashed into the back of a house in the 2600 block of Briarwood Place. (Photo: CHUCK KIRMAN/THE STAR)

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In her statement Friday, Yana Lirtsman saidshe had heard about Stalberg’s effort to continuehis education as the proceedings went forward. She said as a teacher, she understood the value of learning but could not understand how Stalbergmade the fatal decision in the first place or why it was more important than the case.

“Mr. Stalberg, you’re smart. You should have known better,” she said.

The crash happened in her home.

“The void and silence it created are unbearable,” she said.

Her father was on a visit that the family had been looking forward to after recently moving from New York. She had not seen her father in more than a year.

Yana Lirtsman called her father, who worked as a pilot, her mentor and hero.

She recalled his life, saying he had always been a fighter. Igor Lirtsman grew up Jewish in German occupied Russia and later spoke out about communism in Soviet Russia. With the help of then Vice President George H. W. as political refugees.

“As long as I can remember, my father he had a heightened sense of fairness and justice,” she said.

After handing down the sentence, Young said he hopes the victim’s family can hold onto those same ideas.

But for the victim’s granddaughter, Cai Dayem, forgiveness was not on the table.

At the hearing, the Agoura High School student said the horrific sight of her grandfather’s death haunts her every day and she has lingering effects from the trauma.
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Get daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing!One of the alleged kidnappers of British model Chloe Ayling is fighting extradition to Italy as his lawyer claims the entire case was a “sham” invented as a “publicity stunt”.The 20 year old is said to have been snatched by a group calling itself Black Death after being lured to a fake modelling shoot in Milan in July.Lukasz Herba, 30, is in custody in Italy, having been arrested after delivering Ms Ayling to the British Embassy on July 17 six days after she was allegedly kidnapped. He has said he did not knowingly take part in any crime.Chloe Ayling kidnap suspect to fight extradition to Italy, court hearsHe appeared at London’s Westminster Magistrates’ Court today to fight extradition, having been in custody since he was apprehended in the Tividale area of Sandwell in the West Midlands.Prosecutor Florence Iveson said Herba has been requested by the court of Milan in relation to a single offence of kidnapping arising from events between July 11 and 17.”The allegation is that Mr Herba acted in complicity with his brother, Lukasz Herba, and other unidentified persons to kidnap the victim in Milan,” she said.”It is said she was drugged and kidnapped and a 300,000 euro ransom was demanded.”But Herba’s lawyer,
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George Hepburne Scott, raised questions over the account given by Ms Ayling , of Coulsdon, London, who claims she was drugged and bundled into the boot of a car after being tricked into attending the bogus photoshoot in Milan on July 11.Scott told the court: “There are reasonable ground to believe the entire case is a sham.”There has been a great deal of media attention on this case.”In April the same complainant generated publicity from the fact she was near the site of a terrorist attack on the Champs Elysees in Paris.”During the relatively short kidnapping the captor and captive went to buy shoes. Another anomalous feature of a hostage situation.”As was the decision to release the complainant was on the grounds she was a mother.”When they went to the British consulate in Italy, it was initially closed so they went for breakfast together.”There are a number of anomalies in this case, if the court even thinks this to be a publicity stunt by Chloe Ayling, this process should be stopped.Herba also claimed he should be allowed to stay in Britain under Article 8, right to a family life, of the European Court of Human Rights, because he has a pregnant partner.Herba spoke through a Polish interpreter and limped into the witness box to give evidence.He told the court: “I can’t give her name because she is heavily pregnant and that would add to her stress because she could give birth.
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Another historic landmark in the area of town known as Portsmouth will soon fall silent, the second such closing of a once prominent institution in as many years.

The city second oldest Catholic church, built in part on the backs and biceps of convict labour from nearby Kingston Penitentiary, the architectural jewel atop the old village, is set to shut its doors this autumn.

Sunday morning Mass on Nov. 24 will mark the swansong in an unbroken string of spiritual service that began more than a century earlier with the inaugural Mass in 1894.

The Most Rev. Brendan O Archbishop of Kingston, informed the congregations of the decision following Mass this past Saturday evening and again on Sunday morning.

are of course mixed feelings whenever one is faced with a decision of this sort, the Archbishop said on Monday , when one is dealing with such a close parish community and a (Catholic) church with a history in Kingston second only to the Cathedral. combination of costly upkeep, an aging congregation and arguably the prime culprit, a lack of clergy, effectively sounded the death knell on the limestone church with the castellated tower. and distinct name.

On Monday, the archbishop spoke to the latter reason, one difficult to overlook in a diocese with some 70 churches and just 42 priests. Retired clergy buttress the brigade and help when and where they can, but there are six or seven of them around, O noted.

always a struggle to maintain pastoral services, he added. year we start personnel meetings by giving consideration to how we are going to cover all the parishes with the priests we have.

it doesn work if you have different priests coming in all the time, he said, alluding to the situation at Good Thief, which as been without a pastor since Fr. Terry Boyle, the church eighth and final pastor, retired in 2009. Retired priest Fr. Peter Timmins filled in admirably on a voluntary basis during the first two years following Boyle departure. Over the last two years, Msgr. Joe Lynch and Fr. Jan Kusyk, already shepherding the large flock at St. Joseph Church on Palace Road Msgr. Lynch is also the diocese Vicar General and Chancellor tirelessly undertook double duty at Good Thief.

parish needs stability, the Archbishop reasoned. has to be continuity in its leadership. long ago, a company initially hired by the diocese to check its churches for asbestos, was also asked to complete a basic structural analysis of each building. With respect to the Portsmouth church, O pointed out that the report indicated an estimated expenditure of $500,000 over the next several years, most of that needed sooner rather than later. small parish like Good Thief just can do it, he said.

Michael Sayer, a Queen physics professor emeritus and indispensable volunteer at Good Thief, sits on the parish finance council. He knows how many dollars are dropped into the collection plate and how many roll out for repairs, expenses, etc. More critically, he knows the cost of projected repairs in the near future.

Having spent $175,000 over the past two years for stonework and a new roof on the tower, Sayer said the church faces a further outlay of more than $400,000 for additional work on the tower and other repairs.

upsetting, he said, at the same time it very difficult for a small congregation to deal with that. too, mentioned the diminishing ranks of clergy in the diocese.

Timmins was an immense help during his time here and for the last two years the church has been run through St. Joseph and its two priests. But they have their own shop to run.

financial thing was looming, Sayer added. priest issue must be dealt with by the diocese. parishioners had already learned the church fate prior to the archbishop unexpected appearance as guest celebrant on the weekend. The news was revealed at a meeting of the Pastor Advisory Council last Wednesday. Word soon leaked to die hard parishioners while those attending either Mass on the weekend, and still unaware of changes, needed only to turn to the News section of the weekly bulletin: our church will be no more, read the grim words bluntly summing up what officially was termed the of services. no one in the church gasped at O announcement, at least none did at Sunday service in the half full church; 35 people attended the previous evening Mass. Parishioners, cognizant of declining numbers in the priesthood and in their own congregation, had long suspected closure as not only a distinct possibility but indeed more of a probability with each passing month in the pastor less parish.

a small, friendly parish where people know each other, said 80 year old Aileen Irvine, one of the aforementioned die hards, a regular at Good Thief for better than a half century. it gradually lost people and there are fewer children all the time. And there are no priests available she added, no money to pay one even if one did become available. Been that way since Fr. Boyle left. imported from another country have been welcome additions to this and other dioceses, though O lamented the fact that they are often recalled to their native land after a period of two or three years serving as a parish assistant.

recall one and offer to send us another, then we have to train him, he said.

The church also fell victim to a numbers game. Good Thief is one of 10 city churches servicing the local Catholic population, a generous amount for a city this size. The distance a Good Thief member will have to travel to attend another church in close proximity are St. Joseph St. Mary and Lady of Lourdes is negligible, a five minute commute at best; at worst 10 minutes. That is well below the usual 30 minute barrier under consideration in contemplating such closures.

The fate of the heritage designated property, meanwhile, is not of pressing concern, said Archbishop O adding that issue and others will be discussed in due time.

The church, built in 21 months by Kingston contractor Michael Sullivan for under $15,000, sits adjacent a 2 1/2 rectory with running bands of limestone across the main red brick structure.

Inside the church, the 1910 decoration of the church by the noted New York firm of Panzeroni, the same company that decorated St. Mary Cathedral, comes to life in a plethora of paintings, including an enormous work behind the altar depicting Christ dying on the cross.

The church stands high on a hill overlooking the erstwhile village to the east and, fittingly, the soon to be mothballed penetentiary beyond. The church and the federal lock up are forever entwined in history. Gleaming white limestone for the new church was quarried and hauled to the site by KP inmates. The prison charged the church 25 cents per labourer, only 10 cents of which supposedly ended up in the convict’s coffers.

Good Thief. The name honours St. Dismas, who was crucified alongside Jesus Christ, a career criminal who snagged heaven in a heartbeat with a last moment confession on Calvary Hill. most famous robber in history, wrote Fr. Kingsley, native Wolfe Islander, during his time as third pastor (1924 39). Archbishop Cleary, at the laying of the cornerstone on July 20, 1892, characterized St. Dismas as only man ever canonized while he was still alive. 1952, in a niche beneath a round stained glass window on the front facade, a statue of St. Dismas looks out from under a canopy of smooth stone.

Unlike the repentant sinner for whom it is named, last second redemption does not appear to be in the cards for the Church of the Good Thief. Nothing short of a miracle, anyway.
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