Tag Archives | Dr. Andrew Bourne


Reaction to death of Dr. Bourne

The day after the tragic death of Dr. Andrew Bourne of Mammoth Lakes, his attorney, Ron Bamieh of Ventura County, stood up for the innocence of his client. He told Sierra Wave that he believes a Santa Barbara detective “misconstrued the evidence.  The girl never said she had sex with him and Dr. Bourne denied […]

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Dr. Andrew Bourne has died

Update: Wednesday, 11:30 am – The Mono Sheriff’s Office issued another brief statement to say Dr. Bourne was found on Hot Creek Hatchery Road by his wife.  Here is the full press release: “On Tuesday, January 24th, 2012, at approximately 4:00pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a 911 call regarding a deceased male that was […]

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Hearing for Bourne, Walker continued

Thursday morning, the court in Santa Barbara County vacated the preliminary hearing later this month for Dr. Andrew Bourne and Joe Walker of Mammoth Lakes.  A new court date was set.  The Judge also ordered the defendants not to communicate with each other. Bourne and Walker both face charges of communicating with a minor girl […]

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Dr. Bourne terminated from job at Mammoth Hospital

(Story updated Wednesday, 1-18-12 with further statement from Mammoth Hospital.) Thursday, Dr. Andrew Bourne and Joe Walker, both of Mammoth Lakes, will return to Santa Barbara Superior Court for a hearing.  The Santa Barbara District Attorney’s office has promised to file more charges in the child sex case involving these two defendants.  Meanwhile, community impacts […]

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Bourne bails, attorney comments

(Update Thursday, 11am – Joe Walker has posted bail and is no longer in jail.) He’s going home.  That’s what attorney Ron Bamieh  said about his client, Dr. Andrew Bourne of Mammoth Lakes. He also commented on a declaration made by a Santa Barbara investigator. Bamieh said that the terms of his client’s release include […]

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Walker, Bourne bail reduced

After an hour-long hearing in Santa Barbara Superior Court with arguments from the Santa Barbara District Attorney’s office and defense attorneys, the million dollar bail for Joe Walker and Dr. Andrew Bourne of Mammoth Lakes was reduced to $750,000. At 3pm Tuesday, both defendants remained in the Santa Barbara County Jail. According to Santa Barbara […]

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Santa Barbara Police arrest two Mammoth men

(Updated with Santa Barbara Police press release Thursday 2pm, Updated with school district statement, Friday 10am) Santa Barbara Police have arrested two men in Mammoth Lakes on allegations of illegal sexual activities with a 14-year-old Santa Barbara area girl. Santa Barbara Police Sergeant Lorenzo Duarte confirmed to Sierra Wave that detectives from his department were  […]

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