Office of the District Attorney - Maggie Fleming, District Attorney
October 26, 2020
On October 23, 2020, Judge Kaleb Cockrum sentenced 31-year-old Jasmin Lopez to three years in prison for first degree robbery.
Events on September 11, 2018 at the Melody Trailer Park in Redway caused the case, when Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call concerning an early-morning armed robbery at the home of Ms. Lopez’ family. In the process of stealing cash and jewelry, multiple home invaders assaulted and zip-tied the hands of Ms. Lopez’ family members and threatened to shoot them if they moved or called out for help. As a result of the assault, one young family member required hospitalization. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies later determined that Ms. Lopez had arranged the robbery and facilitated it by unlocking the door to her family’s house while they slept inside.
The District Attorney’s Office required the defendant to plead as charged, with all sentencing options in the Penal Code available to the judge. California law classifies first degree robbery as a serious and violent offense, which means Ms. Lopez will be required to serve at least 85 percent of her sentence. Her conviction also qualifies as a strike, so it would increase the sentence for any future felony Ms. Lopez might commit. Attorney Vittoria Bossi of Stockton represented the defendant.