Baljit Singh Athwal, a co-owner of Pop-N-Cork Liquors and an alleged person of interest in the Korey Kauffman murder case, protested with family and friends Saturday outside of the Turlock Public Safety Facility at the corner of W. Olive and N. Broadway avenues. Touting signs reading “We want justice” and “We want FBI,” Athwal explained that the protest was made in an effort to clear his name in the Kauffman case and “seek justice.” Family there supporting Baljit and his brother Daljit, also an alleged person of interest in the case, explained their frustrations with the way police have handled the situation.
Ruben Aguilar has confirmed he will “definitely” seek legal action against the Turlock Unified School District, following a Feb. 27 incident where his six-year-old son was stabbed in the throat by a fellow classmate. “Of course I'm going to sue because if I don't sue them and hold them accountable, then nothing is going to change,” he said. “I want the kid who stabbed my son removed from the school and I want something to happen to the principal and other people (both at the school and the district office) who ignored me.” School administrators allegedly failed to act after Aguilar informed them repeatedly that his boy was being bullied. The bully is the same boy who allegedly stabbed Aguilar’s son.
New details have emerged in the March 3 raids of both Pop-N-Cork locations in Turlock by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department as part of the investigation into the murder of Korey Kauffman. Along with the raids of the businesses, the homes of Pop-N-Cork owner Baljit Singh Athwal (Bobby) and his brother Daljit Singh Athwal (Dee) were searched the same morning. Law enforcement came in with guns pointed, scaring Baljit Athwal’s children, including his 8-year-old son who had to see a school counselor, he said.
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