Police are asking the public to keep an eye out for a Rosemead man suffering from mental illness who disappeared Saturday.
Zhongming Lin, 48, was last seen between 6 and 7 p.m. Saturday at his home in Rosemead, according to Alhambra police officials, who are handling the missing person investigation.
“Mr. Lin suffers from mental illness,” police said in a written statement. “He speaks Chinese Cantonese and he does not have a cellphone.”
He’s described as Asian, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 132 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes and a mole on his chin. He was last seen wearing a black jacket with a “San Manuel Casino”logo on the left breast, blue shorts and blue slippers.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Alhambra police
BELTON — George Powell III has spent about 10 years in prison on a 2009 Bell County conviction for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, but he has always claimed he’s innocent.
The Texas Innocence Project looked into his claims and decided they had merit, so the Powell case is back in the Bell County court system as his attorneys attempt to convince state District Judge John Gauntt to recommend that Powell either deserves a new trial or should go free.
The hearings started in September and focus on video evidence showing discrepancies between the height differences of Powell and the suspected robber, and the retraction of a Bell County Jail prisoner’s testimony that originally sealed Powell’s conviction.
Innocence Project Executive Director Michael Ware and Walter Reaves have traveled between Dallas and Belton to challenge the case.
Assistant District Attorney Sean Proctor spent most of Thursday morning backing up the reputation of Demetric Smith,