Petaluma Man Convicted of Marin Hate Crime

April 7, 2023

Petaluma Man Convicted of Marin Hate Crime

San Rafael, CA – A Petaluma man has been convicted in Marin County Superior Court of a misdemeanor hate crime and sentenced to 80 days in jail.

Robert Lynn Thorne was convicted March 29 by jury and also sentenced to one year of probation, 15 hours of volunteer work, and $270 in fines and fees.

The conviction came one day after Marin County District Attorney Lori E. Frugoli spoke before the California State Senate Public Safety Committee about the need for more freedom to issue search warrants during investigations into hate crimes.

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