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♪ ♪ >> from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at all. >> the charges that are 7 for our child abuse resulting in the child's death. >> tonight at 5 tragedy in the south bay as a toddler dies allegedly at the hands of her own family. the family members claiming they were just trying to help the child. the charges they're facing tonight. thank you for joining us this evening on kron. 4 news at 5, everybody. i'm grant lotus. i'm justine waldman in for vicki liviakis. this is a very disturbing story out of the south bay tonight. 3 family members in san jose have now been charged in connection to the death of a 3 year-old girl.
>> during an exorcism like ritual kron four's rob nesbitt joins us live with more on the investigation into why the family apparently claims they i thought this little girl, rob was possessed jagr and it's very disturbing. police discovered little girl dead inside an apparent church back in september. >> her mother told invessigators that the family tried performing an exorcism on the girl because she was waking up in the middle of the night crying or screaming. what looks like a quiet san jose residents was operated as an apparent church and where police say a 3 year-old girl named a rally was killed by her mother. >> claudia hernandez santo's go. renee hernandez, santo's and grandfather renee hernandez. we're comfortable in saying that. >> these 3 individuals are going to held be held accountable for the death of a 3 year-old child court documents. explain how the family attempted exorcism type ritual on the 3 year-old holding her down by the neck, torso and legs for nearly 12 hours attempting to make or vomit by sticking their fingers and hands down her throat. officer steve aponte
says the trio waited 2 hours after really die to call police. there was a delay in time before officers and emergency personnel were contacted. >> the reason behind that is obviously part of the investigation. we're still trying to wonder why anybody would delay in calling first responders at any sign of illness of a child or illness or death of a child. claudia hernandez santos was arrested in january after the initial report from the coroner's office came out. >> officer upon to explain friday why it took another 4 months for the victim's uncle and grandfather to be arrested and charged follow-up done by the full coroner's report which was released just very recently. this as of this week, i believe, was with later implicated. the 2 individuals that were arrested just 2 days ago. >> according to that full report by the coroner's office lee's death was caused by suffocation and smothering. live in the newsroom. i'm rob nesbitt kron. 4 news. thank you, rob. one of the men accused of killing kron 4 security guard kevin nishita was. >> back in court today. just a short time ago should be a
mitchell pleaded not guilty. and alameda county court. the 25 year-old is being charged for the murder of our beloved kron. 4 security guard who was killed last november in oakland while he was guarding one of our reporters, lauren gilbert and hershel hale are also accused in the case. hale was arrested, but police are still looking for gilbert. the next court date for mitchell. it's scheduled for june 15th. that's for a pretrial hearing. >> a woman is recovering at home after someone attacked her during an armed robbery. this happened in the parking lot of an east bay grocery store. that's right. today. kron 4 says spoke to the woman about what happened while she was just sitting in her car. >> i try cannot escape because he came in to like call. by the time he came in, he showed me open case. you are listening to the voice of emily this photo was taken wednesday after she was hospitalized following a violent armed robbery in the parking lot of this safeway
grocery store on washington avenue in san leandro. she says it happened at around 05:45pm as she was returning to a car after a bit of shopping. i spoke to her by phone. she describes what happened. >> she can into and you try to find on me. and then he punched me one >> and then he tried to find angle on it. 2, he founded try to cap it in. can. you can you can see in need. let me give me the think 2 there is on-site security in this parking lot. but she says the guard was nowhere around when she was being attacked. by no on duty by to tend to. >> she says her injuries included a severely broken nose. here are photos of child during happier times. >> san leandro police investigators have a limited description of the suspect, according to the police report, he is described as a
male, hispanic or pacific islander around 40 years of age with a heavy build and shoulder-length hair. >> police say the suspect got into an undescribed vehicle and left before officers arrived. june says the lingering trauma from the attack has shaken her sense of safety and public spaces and building scale seen can call right now. >> anyone with information about the incident or if you would like to find out how you can help him you're asked to contact san leandro police has it you cry on for news. >> all right. whether time now as we get a live look outside. hello. the bay bridge toll plaza. all that there where they're going. >> maybe try to watch some basketball trade. go get some dinner outside. beautiful, warm day here in the bay. reed here now with a look at the forecast. it's warm out there even right now. yeah. if you asked me they're trying to head to the beach, some relief along the coast, right? warm temperatures out there for our warmest inland valleys. >> check out santa rosa
currently in the low 80's at 81 degrees. pacifica. 25 degrees cooler in the mid 50's. so talk about microclimates everything else in between widespread 60's and 70's. a downtown san francisco. 62 degrees. san jose. 10 degrees warmer at 72 degrees and berkeley in the low 70's. so very pleasant temperatures out there right now. and it's only going to get warmer from here. in fact, right now we're seeing upwards of about 15 degrees of warming for warmest temperatures in the north bay valleys and even east bay valleys, specifically santa rosa and livermore. and if you thought today was hot, just brace yourselves because it's only going to get hotter. this mini heat wave going to peak on saturday. right now we are getting a cool sea breeze influencer of downtown san francisco. wind gusts near 35 miles per hour, but sustained winds out of the west at 28 miles per hour. but we're going to see a change in wind direction. more of a northwesterly flow with breezes in that 20 to 30 mile per hour range by saturday afternoon. and with that temperatures, upwards of 15
degrees above average. your full weekend forecast coming up in just a few minutes. grant and justine, back to you. thank theresa governor newsom unveiled his latest proposed state spending plan today. >> the state's estimated budget surplus. he's up to an eye-popping nearly 100 billion dollars kron four's capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala explains. >> governor gavin newsome rolling out his proposed 300 billion dollars state budget newsom's administration estimating california will have a 97.5 billion dollar surplus. about half of that can be used in whatever way state leaders see fit simply without precedent. no other state. >> and american history's ever experienced a surplus as large as >> this. the presentation kicking off negotiations with the legislature which have not gone so smoothly when it comes to providing relief promise to californians in response to rising gas prices and the cost of living. the governor sticking with his proposal to send $400 debit cards to california car owners. he says his relief idea has more advantages by relying on the department of motor vehicles. not only speed we get the text
distributed, but we actually can include people that were excluded. to at t v. specifically. ssdi recipients, seniors, disability. and those that don't pay any income taxes. that effort part of his 18.1 billion dollar inflation package, which also includes bonuses for health care workers and assistance with rent child care and utilities. other proposals include boosts in funding to address enrollment decline in public schools. billions for infrastructure and 65 million dollars to launch his proposed care court. that program aims to in some cases forced the severely mentally ill off the streets and into treatment. the governor also proposing to invest 125 million dollars in reproductive health care services in response to the supreme court's leaked draft decision that could overturn abortion protections and roe versus wade to serious moment american history. >> and i'm really proud of how serious the state and our legislative leaders take this
moment. >> well, democratic leaders see big opportunity and yet another year of a massive budget surplus. some state financial experts say over time, big budget surpluses can mean big budget problems. that's because they can trigger the state appropriations limit, which basically means every dollar over the limit must equal $2 in required spending. he's using budget gimmicks to skirt, began spending limit. >> that was designed to ensure that california government lives within its means and that is that's irresponsible. and we need to re evaluate our spending priorities and live within the means that californians want. >> the state legislative analyst has said state leaders can address problems over time by either reducing taxes are asking voters to change the limit, which was set in 1979. newsom says he supports tax reform and asking voters to change the limit. but we need reform again tonight. >> again, think its foundational that we reform prop to our reserve system. i think they're all connected.
and i just look forward to working with the legislature gets up on the ballot. and put that forward. meanwhile, in the short term state lawmakers have until june 15th to approve the state budget in sacramento. ashley zavala kron. 4 news. >> in the east bay, the oakland police department is inching closer towards ending its federal oversight after nearly 20 years. >> the department is now on a one-year probationary period set by a federal judge. if oakland police maintain substantial compliance, the department will be free of this oversight which came after a class action lawsuit in 2000 where 6 men in west oakland argued that they were falsely arrested on drug charges assaulted and framed by police. the officers were found not guilty but a civil case led to a settlement. coming up here during kron. 4 news tonight. we will be speaking with civil rights attorney john burris, who is congratulating oakland police for changing the culture within the department. that is coming up tonight at 6.15. also coming up.
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>> elon musk's plan to buy twitter is on hold. maybe earlier today musk tweeted that the deal is pending now because of spam and fake accounts on twitter. so here is the tweet that twitter deal temporarily on hold pending detail supporting calculation that spam fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users. >> musk has previously tweeted that he wants to remove spam bots from twitter, but it's not clear whether the fake account issue could really ruin this entire twitter deal, ok? but hold on just 2 hours after that tweet, musk tweeted again saying he is still committed to the acquisition, but unfortunately, the damage was done. twitter stock has been crashing. wall street analysts say this seems like musk is either negotiating a
lower deal price to buy twitter or he'll simply perhaps walk away from the deal with a 1 billion dollars penalty. so as this twitter saga continues, we want to welcome in seen at a he to break this all down for us. thanks for joining us here during kron, 4 news at 5. thank you for having me. so is this deal really going to go through? you know, so twitter ceo prague are also that he expects it to close and that it will go through. but as you mentioned, i mean, some people are saying that this could be a negotiation tactic. it could be away from us to get twitter to lower itself price because the company stock has been falling so >> you know it with this whole scenario and all you could go in any direction. but it seems like people think that this could still go through. >> could a direction be that elon just is addicted to attention and just wants to stir things up for no real reason. >> yeah. trying to understand why on does what he does is is
quite a feat. you know, i think he has been enjoying the fact that, you know, people are really tuned in to what's going on. every time you tweet something about this, it really does cause a stir. it leads the headlines. and you know, it's not exactly clear what is going on, but you see the impact of of what he does, you know, with with a shares tumbling nearly 10% with after this news. so he really does have a lot of sway. but it you know, it's hard to predict why exactly he does what he does. so for some reason this 44 billion dollars does not go through. what does that mean for twitter? are there other? but julian ayres out there trying to buy the company, would they consider still being sold or if this just that would be over? >> well, when this deal is up in the air, i mean, it seems like twitter was kind of i'm waiting to agreed to this deal with mask. and the idea was perhaps are looking to see if there are other buyers. so, >> you know, i'm sure that there might be other billionaires out there who would be interested in something like this. but, you know, a lot of it's up in the air. it seems like if if feels
like this, something that could go through, then perhaps that well, but but i wouldn't be surprised if there were other people who might perhaps be interested in. maybe twitter would also be interested in those other people, too. >> for the spam accounts, these fake accounts, a problem. is this something that the average person who may be tweets here and there should be worried about and if you're not on twitter, but maybe you're on facebook or instagram, you know, there are fake accounts there as well. do you think there could be some kind of crackdown across social media platforms? >> it is a really annoying problem. and it's something that a lot of platforms have been trying to push back on. i think, you know, the everyday use or you might encounter them every now and then must really, really hates that. he's called them the single most annoying problem referring to bought. so, you know, it's it's something to be cautious and aware of. but it is interesting to see just how much you really despises them and how to use willing to put this deal on. hold for that one but, you know, generally speaking it, but it really majorly affect most people. >> it is definitely affecting
wall street. the stock tanked. and if you work at twitter, what is this uncertainty doing to the culture for people who are employed there. >> there are a lot of reports that people who work there kind of an there is likely going to be a cultural you on mask has a very big personality and as is asking for a lot of big changes. and so there have been reports of people there, a kind of an but, you know, it's it remains to be seen if there will be any major changes within the company that people working there will feel. >> what is the industry insider cheddar right now on? >> how >> twitter would actually change for the average user. should musk, in fact, take it over. >> right. so there's you know, the thing that must really, really want focus on to their subscription twitter has a subscription service called twitter blue. he really wants to build that up. and the biggest thing that he's been talking about allowing, you know, freedom of expression. and so he wants to kind of
have easier moderation rules so people would be able to. he says people be allowed to say more, but they want to say without getting pushed back. he said earlier that he would be ap be willing to reinstate donald trump. if you want to come back to twitter. so that's one of the biggest thing a lot of people have been talking about. so and then there's the edit button that he always talks about. what we already know that that that twitter has announced that will be coming. >> the of can we get a date on >> i waiting hey, you think will have to pay. >> you know, he really does want to push the subscription right now. you know, it's optional. and if you get that, you you have no ads news articles. but who knows, honestly, it anything could happen. so if the deal does fall through, as we said before, he has a billion dollars penalty that he pays. >> to twitter for not following through on this or is that right? right? so if either party wants the way there is that 1 billion dollar penalty that each would have to pay, it gets divided. all twitter users to. that's not
true i said divided amongst all twitter. you know, what about the let's >> that is all the time we have today. but really appreciate the insight. and i guess nobody knows where this is headed. is the bottom line, is that right? that's right. >> brought up from ciena. thank you so much for joining us here on kron. 4 news at 5. thank you for having me. still ahead here kron 4 exclusive, a former sheriff's volunteer is under investigation accused of building and selling ghost guns. we will hear from his wife. >> who says she tried repeatedly to warn law enforcement. >> and why the white house is canceled. multiple offshore oil and gas lease sales as americans face record high prices at the pump.
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>> the biden administration has canceled 3 high-profile oil and gas lease sales before the interior department. this move is coming as americans face record high prices at the pump. energy experts are criticizing the administration for restricting fuel supply at a time when americans certainly desperately needed. kron four's washington correspondent anna wiernicki. he's in dc with more. >> the biden administration says it's canceling 3 upcoming
offshore oil and gas leases 2 in the gulf of mexico and one in alaska is specific. actions were as a result of lack of industry and interest and conflicting court rulings blocking these leases insures millions of acres of offshore waters will not be developed for oil and gas. the stakes are high right now. frank macchiarola with the american petroleum institute says it couldn't come at a worse time as the average price of gas per gallon hit record highs this week. consumers are looking for relief. >> they're looking for supply into the marketplace to help alleviate the prices that they're paying at the pump. and the administration is taking actions that that are restricting more supplies into the marketplace. republicans on capitol hill blasted the president's decision from got to be able to start new where we can drill for oil and gas. >> and we've got to be able to get the authorizations to not only pump it, but we've got to be able to get out with
pipelines and virginia. democrat tim kaine is concerned the administration is sending mixed messages. some of the administration is really concerned as they should be about climate and some of the inner administration is really concerned about. >> trying to backstop our european allies on energy. but i don't really see meaningful coronation in washington. i'm anna wiernicki. >> activists has gathered more than a million signatures to put the living wage act of 2022. on the november ballot, the proposal would require california's minimum wage to be raised to $18 an hour with wages increasing by one dollar each year starting in 2023, the petition needs to gather enough signatures to equal 5% of the total number of votes cast in the previous gubernatorial election, which comes to just over 623,000. >> doctor fauci is new message for people as covid cases keep rising. what he says will happen if congress fails to
fund the government's response efforts. plus, what governor newsom is doing to try and help stop freeway shootings here in the bay area. and it's gut check time for the warriors. they got a last game in memphis tonight. the dubs can send the grizzlies into hibernation. how likely the warriors are to close out the series tonight. sports director jason dumas joins us live from jakes later in the live from jakes later in the show. meet a future mom, live from jakes later in the show. a first-time mom and a seasoned pro. this mom's one step closer to their new mini-van! yeah, you'll get used to it. this mom's depositing money with tools on-hand. cha ching. and this mom, well, she's setting an appointment here, so her son can get set up there and start his own financial journey. that's because these moms all have chase. smart bankers. convenient tools. one bank with the power of both. chase. make more of what's yours.
>> the warriors are looking for a ticket to the western conference finals and they're back in the bay tonight for game 6 against the memphis grizzlies. back in the bays where we find sports director jason dumas us now with a look forward to tonight, and the energy tonight, you're going to be able to cut it with a night once they tip it off. >> yeah, you're exactly right. grant and you put it perfectly when you read your tease. tonight is gut check. time for this golden state warriors team looked they even admitted after the game on wednesday they were embarrassed. it was, you know, for lack of a better word is a pathetic performance. they lost one 34 to 99. at one point they were down by 55 points. so it was pretty jarring just just to watch it. if we're being honest and, you know, they've they've lost by 30 before, you know, in the playoffs back in 2016, they lost by 30 to the thunder. then they lost again by 30 to the cavaliers. but
some any different from this one because it was ripped pretty much a route from the opening tip to the final buzzer. you can tell they kind of mentally checked out and that is not something that you want to see from a championship team. a team that has aspirations to win the last game of the season and bring home that larry o'brien trophy. so it was a little concerning. and now all the pressure is on golden state. memphis is really playing with house money with house money there without their best player there on the road. and no one really expects them to win. so they are going to be playing loose. this is really when you're going to see golden state has that championship pedigree. and if they're a championship team, we talk to mike brown about that wednesday and he said, hey, it's just a game. we have to move on. >> within the span of 3, 3, days or something like that. there are 3 of 4 games were teams lost by