Sentences and Penalties

  • Noel was released from prison in September 2003.
  • Knoller was released from prison in January 2004.
  • In January 2007, Knoller resigned from the California State Bar, making her ineligible to practice law in that state.
  • In February 2007, Noel was disbarred by the California State Bar.
  • On May 31, 2007, the California Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeal and sent the murder conviction back to the trial court for a new ruling based on the correct legal standard. This means that Knoller can possibly be sentenced to an additional prison term, up to 20 years.