187 P.C. Murder: Lyman and Charlene Smith, March 13, 1980 Ventura, CA

Michelle McNamara filed this request with the California Department of Justice of California.


From: Michelle McNamara

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California's Sunshine Amendment (Cal. Const. Art. I, ยง 3(b)), I hereby request the following records:

Murder book/police files of the double homicide of Lyman and Charlene Smith on March 13, 1980 in Ventura, California, obtained from Ventura County Sheriff's or D.A.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Michelle McNamara

From: Department of Justice

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that the information or document(s) requested are exempt from disclosure.