Defense attorney Ilan Funke-Bilu, right, questions a witness during the preliminary hearing for Herbert George Connor, 72, center, of Cambria, who was on trial for felony charges of assault with intent to commit rape, sexual battery and corporal injury.
Defense attorney Ilan Funke-Bilu, right, questions a witness during the preliminary hearing for Herbert George Connor, 72, center, of Cambria, who was on trial for felony charges of assault with intent to commit rape, sexual battery and corporal injury. Joe Johnston jjohnston@thetribunenews.com
Defense attorney Ilan Funke-Bilu, right, questions a witness during the preliminary hearing for Herbert George Connor, 72, center, of Cambria, who was on trial for felony charges of assault with intent to commit rape, sexual battery and corporal injury. Joe Johnston jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Matt Fountain is The San Luis Obispo Tribune’s courts and investigations reporter. A San Diego native, Fountain graduated from Cal Poly’s journalism department in 2009 and cut his teeth at the San Luis Obispo New Times before joining The Tribune as a crime and breaking news reporter in 2014.