Thursday, February 23, 2006
Governor Names San Diego Prosecutor to Superior Court
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday named San Diego Deputy District Attorney Eugenia Eyherabide to a judgeship in the San Diego Superior Court.
Eyherabide, 46, will succeed Judge William Pate, who is retiring next Tuesday.
She has been a deputy district attorney in San Diego since 1995, and was an assistant U.S. attorney in the District of Columbia from 1992 to 1995.
Eyherabide graduated from University of Santa Clara School of Law and before that from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Eyherabide is a Republican.
She currently serves as assistant chief in the central pretrial unit. She previously headed the Office of Family Protection, where she and her subordinates were featured on the NBC television program “Crime & Punishment.”
Among those she prosecuted were Marilyn K. Freeman, the family law attorney convicted of soliciting a client to kidnap Freeman’s daughter from her foster parents, whom Freeman was also convicted of stalking. Freeman was sentenced to six years in prison and was placed on interim suspension by the State Bar.
Eyherabide also prosecuted Suzanne Johnson, the daycare provider convicted of killing six-month-old Jasmine Miller.
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