Prosecutor writes what he knows


A veteran prosecutor is taking on crime outside of court with a debut novel about a subject he knows well, murder, in the place he calls home, Ventura County.

Richard Simon, 65, is a senior deputy district attorney with the Ventura County DA’s office who says he hasn’t heard a jury say “not guilty” in any of the murder cases he’s prosecuted since 1994.

He took advantage of the pandemic-imposed closure of the courts to live out his dream of publishing a book. The result, “Bring Me ...

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