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Celestial Dove Cassman's Killer Pleads No Contest

Gerald Galaway Jr. pleaded to one count of manslaughter for killing his girlfriend, a Santa Cruz County attorney, in Maui.

A Santa Cruz man accused of killing his girlfriend during a Hawaiian vacation last year changed his plea to no contest for the reduced charge of manslaughter, media reported.

Gerald Galaway Jr was in court Thursday to face charges for the death of Celestial Dove Cassman, 35, according to the Star-Advisor, a newspaper in Honolulu. The 39-year-old man reportedly choked and beat Cassman in a turnout on the Kahekili Highway in Maui. The attorney's body was found at the bottom of a cliff.

Galaway also pleaded no contest to kidnapping. In exchange for his pleas, the prosecution dismissed another charge of attempted first-degree sexual assault, according to Maui News.

and was an attorney for several California cities, including Capitola. She also worked closely with , a Watsonville-based program that provides support to kids who are involved in the court system.

Quite Big Bill June 11, 2012 at 03:47 PM
With so many boring nice guys out there, why do talented attractive women still seek thrill rides with “rat type” men? Kind of the same question: why is Watsonville’s own classical concert producer Bay Concert Arts ignored and shunned as we repeatedly offer to perform benefit concerts for good local causes such as CASA? Here’s a suggestion: take a second look at the nice guys and just let BCA start playing our benefit concerts at the Mello. Then, as each new local need appears, we’ll already have our organization properly installed and ready to tap for funding.

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