Orange County District Attorney
For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
WHO: Inmate Richard Kingsberry, 57
WHAT: Was resentenced Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, under Proposition 36 by the Honorable W. Michael Hayes over the objection of the Orange County District Attorney’s (OCDA) Office. Kingsberry is scheduled to be released this week from San Quentin State Prison.
Kingsberry’s Criminal Background and Commitment Offense
Kingsberry has been convicted 15 times as an adult, 10 of which were for felonies. At the time the Proposition 36 petition was filed, Kingsberry was serving his fifth separate term in state prison.
On July 3, 1973, merely two months after turning 18 years old, Kingsberry was convicted of petty theft and sentenced to serve 15 days in jail starting July 9, 1973; however, on July 5, 1973, Kingsberry was again convicted of another petty theft.
On July 26, 1973, Kingsberry was arrested of grand theft auto.
On Sept. 2, 1973, Kingsberry was convicted of one felony count of attempted vehicle taking and was sentenced to one year in jail.
On Aug. 29, 1974, Kingsberry was convicted of a misdemeanor vehicle taking and was sentenced to eight days in jail.
On Sept. 8, 1974, Kingsberry was convicted of burglary and sentenced to 60 days in jail.
On Dec. 21, 1974, Kingsberry was convicted of one felony count of grand theft auto and was sentenced to six months in jail.
On July 7, 1975, and Aug. 8, 1975, Kingsberry was charged with one felony count each of burglary of an automobile and grand theft auto, respectively. On Sept. 3, 1975, he pleaded guilty to a separate felony count of grand theft auto and was sentenced to one year in j