GoFundMe Campaign for Family of Cyclist Police Say Was Killed By Shelley Lubben's Boyfriend

Visalia, CA -- A GoFundMe campaign has been established to help the family of Octavio Munguia, 51, the cyclist who authorities say was run down by drunk driver Joe Valley on November 7, 2017.

The fatal hit-and-run collision occurred down the road from where Valley, 27, resides with his girlfriend, disgraced anti-porn crusader Shelley Lubben, 49.

Munguia is survived by his beloved wife, Maria Elena, his daughter Jessica, his son Alexander, his brother Juan Pablo, and three grandchildren.


GoFundMe Campaign for Family of Cyclist Police Say Was Killed By Shelley Lubben's Boyfriend Joe Valley
Maria and Octavio Munguia
According to the , Maria Munguia was tracking her husband's ride through a smartphone application when she noticed something was wrong. Immediately, she reached out to her two children. 
“When my cousins showed up on scene, the first responders were already there," said Laura Cuadros, Munguia's niece.  
Ten days later, Octavio Munguia's friends and loved ones are still in shock after receiving news of his sudden death.  
Munguia's son, Alex Munguia, said two years ago his father began exercising. His favorite way to stay fit was cycling. 
"He really loved it," Alex Munguia said. "It became a passion for him." 
Ben Blankenship, a member of Southern Sierra Cyclist Club, said that in the past two months, Munguia had accomplished great feats in his cycling career.  
In October, Octavio cycled 345 miles, which included the San Luis Obispo Lighthouse Century, riding 100 miles between Morro Bay, Atascadero, and San Simeon — he climbed more than 7,300 in elevation.
It was his biggest cycling endeavor and accomplishment.
"Octavio was riding more and more, and picking up new cycling friends with every ride," Blankenship said. "In total, Octavio had ridden over 3,500 miles and climbed more than 77,000 in elevation this year."


The monies collected by the GoFundMe fundraiser will go directly to Octavio Munguia’s wife and children to help them transition to life without him. Please help them make every effort to not lose the home they shared with their beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend.

Donations may be made here: gf.me/u/d5apxu

In Wake of Shelley Lubben Boyfriend's Hit-and-Run, Porterville Announces DUI Checkpoint

DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend


Porterville, CA – The Porterville Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on November 17, 2017, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. 
In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. On Nov. 7,  Joe Valley, the live-in boyfriend of disgraced anti-porn crusader Shelley Lubben, was arrested after he allegedly struck and killed a 51-year old cyclist on Balch Park Road after leaving a Porterville bar.

The Porterville Police Department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. 

Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.
The deterrent effect of High Visibility Enforcement using both DUI checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols has proven to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug impaired crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized proactive DUI operations are conducted routinely. 

DUI Checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests, affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence.
After Shelley Lubben Boyfriend's Hit-and-Run Porterville Announces DUI Checkpoint
In California, alcohol involved collisions led to 1,155 deaths and nearly 24,000 serious injuries in 2014 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Over the course of the past three years Porterville PD officers have investigated 101 DUI collisions which have claimed 0 lives and resulted in another 50 injuries.

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing, delaying motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes. 

In Wake of Shelley Lubben Boyfriend's Hit-and-Run, Porterville Announces DUI Checkpoint
Shelley Lubben and Joe Valley on the road.

The consequences of driving under the influence can be grave. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspensions and other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.

There is also the human cost: The cyclist struck by Joe Valley's PT Cruiser died from his injuries. The criminal complaint filed Nov. 9 by the Tulare County district attorney charges Valley with felony hit-and-run driving resulting in death or serious bodily injury to another person, as well as the 'serious felony' gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

According to innumerable sources, as well as her ex husband's on-the-record affidavit, area resident Shelley Lubben is a heavy daily drinker with a marijuana card who takes an obscene amount of prescription pills, and other pharmaceuticals she acquired in Mexico.

Drug related crashes


Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol. Everyone should be mindful that if you’re taking medication – whether prescription or over-the-counter – drinking even small amounts of alcohol can greatly intensify the impairment affects. 
Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, or “DDVIP,” free mobile app for Android or iPhone. The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more. The feature-packed app even has social media tie-ins and even a tab for the non-DD to call Uber, Lyft or Curb.
Funding for this checkpoint is provided to Porterville Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1.

Joe Valley Faces Prosecution For 'Serious Felony': Criminal Complaint

Shelley Lubben's boyfriend will likely be unable to plea bargain


Springville, Calif. -- Joseph Valley, the live-in boyfriend of disgraced anti-porn crusader and minister Shelley Lubben, faces two felony charges in Tulare County Superior Court.

Valley was arrested Tuesday Nov. 7 after he allegedly struck and killed a 51-year old cyclist less than 2 miles from the Lubben ranch property. 

Witnesses say Joe Valley was already intoxicated when he arrived at a local bar, and was cut off from ordering more alcohol before he allegedly ran down the cyclist and fled the scene.

Joe Valley Faces Prosecution For 'Serious Felony': Criminal Complaint
Joseph Valley. Courtesy: Tulare County Sheriff's Office
The hit-and-run collision occurred at Balch Park Road and Battle Mountain Road in Springville at around 4:40 p.m. Tuesday.

According to the California Highway Patrol, 27-year-old Valley hit the cyclist while driving a silver 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser with a convertible top. A witness at the scene saw Valley take off "up Balch Park Road to his house" after the collision. The cyclist died at the scene.


Valley, who has a prior criminal record, was booked later that night, and held on $100,000 bail. District Attorney Tim Ward later filed criminal charges against Valley, upping his bail to $145,000. Joe Valley is being held at the Adult Pre-Trial Facility in Visalia.

The charges were followed by Ward's announcement of a $153,620 California Office of Traffic Safety grant. The grant will be used to help prosecute cases of drunken and impaired drivers.

"No one should be injured or lose their lives due to the reckless and risky behavior of a drunk driver," said Ward. "We look forward to continuing our focus on prosecuting this dangerous and avoidable crime."


A 'serious felony'


The criminal complaint filed Nov. 9 by the Tulare County district attorney charges Valley with felony hit-and-run driving resulting in death or serious bodily injury to another person, as well as the 'serious felony' gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

The California Penal Code stipulates:

1192.7. (b) Plea bargaining in any case in which the indictment or information charges any serious felony, ... or any offense of driving while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, narcotics, or any other intoxicating substance, or any combination thereof, is prohibited....

1192.8. (a) For purposes of subdivision (c) of Section 1192.7, "serious felony" also means any violation of Section 191.5, paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 192, subdivision (a), (b), or (c) of Section 192.5 of this code, or Section 2800.3, subdivision (b) of Section 23104, or Section 23153 of the Vehicle Code, when any of these offenses involve the personal infliction of great bodily injury on any person other than an accomplice. . . . 

In addition, the complaint against Valley states that "the People hereby put the defendant on notice that the aggravated sentence may be sought in this case." 

California's “three strikes” law significantly increases the prison sentences of persons convicted of a felony who have been previously convicted of two or more violent crimes or serious felonies. The law also limits the ability of these offenders to receive a punishment other than a life sentence.

Valley does indeed have a prior criminal record.


Lubben and Valley met when her husband hired him to work at the Springville property in the spring of 2015. Shelley began an affair with Valley, and her husband later filed for divorce.


On Christmas eve 2015, Lubben phoned 911 and reported that Valley had sexually assaulted and battered her. She later recanted the sexual assault claim, but Valley served 90 days for domestic battery in Porterville.

The complaint


Joe Valley Faces Prosecution For 'Serious Felony': Criminal Complaint

Joe Valley appeared in court Nov. 17 for a preliminary hearing setting. His next court date will be December 7, one month after his car struck and killed the cyclist on Balch Park Road.

Shelley Lubben's Boyfriend Drank at Local Bar Before Fatal Hit-and-Run

Joe Valley was already intoxicated when he arrived, say locals

Springville, Calif. -- Joseph Valley, the live-in boyfriend of disgraced anti-porn crusader and minister Shelley Lubben, drank at a local bar before he allegedly ran down a motorist and fled the scene, according to sources in Springville.

Shelley Lubben's Boyfriend Joe Valley Drank at Local Bar Before Fatal Hit-and-Run
Joe Valley
Valley was arrested Tuesday Nov. 7 after he allegedly struck and killed a 51-year old cyclist less than 2 miles from the Lubben ranch property. He is charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and hit-and-run driving, resulting in death or serious bodily injury to another person.

According to a patron of The Antlers Roadhouse, Joe Valley came into the bar that day, drank several shots of alcohol and was "pretty drunk" by time he left the bar to head home.

Shelley stops by

Shelley Lubben's Boyfriend Drank at Local Bar Before Fatal Hit-and-Run

The Antlers, located at 30990 Highway 190, Porterville, stands 16 miles down the road from the collision site.

When Shelley Lubben visited the bar today, Nov. 13 (after the original version of this article had been posted), employees informed her that Valley was already intoxicated when he arrived last Tuesday. They also said that he used Shelley's credit card to purchase drinks, and ended up being "cut off" by the bartender because he was so drunk.

How well must this establishment know Shelley and Joe to permit him to use her card? According to a source, Shelley and Joe have been known to come in before,  adding that they would drink "a lot" and "she would dance like a stripper."

Lubben, who was accompanied by a woman who'd been 86'd from the bar for begging for drinks, "acted surprised" to learn that Joe had already been drinking, and claimed that he had stolen her card.

Yet, somehow it took Shelley nearly a week to investigate.

By distancing herself from Joe and proclaiming herself a victim, perhaps Shelley believes she can avoid being ostracized in the community.

Hit and run


The hit-and-run collision occurred at Balch Park Road and Battle Mountain Road in Springville at around 4:40 p.m. Tuesday. According to the California Highway Patrol, 27-year-old Valley hit the cyclist while driving a 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser with a convertible top. A witness at the scene saw Valley take off "up Balch Park Road to his house" after the collision.

The cyclist died at the scene.

Valley, who has a prior criminal record, was booked later that night, and held on $100,000 bail. District Attorney Tim Ward later filed criminal charges against Valley, and at his arrangement Nov. 9, his bail was increased to $145,000. He is being held at the Adult Pre-Trial Facility in Visalia.
Shelley Lubben and Joseph Valley on the road
The charges were followed by Ward's announcement of a $153,620 California Office of Traffic Safety grant. The grant will be used to help prosecute cases of drunken and impaired drivers.

"No one should be injured or lose their lives due to the reckless and risky behavior of a drunk driver," said Ward. "We look forward to continuing our focus on prosecuting this dangerous and avoidable crime."

Lubben and Valley met when her husband hired him to work at the Springville property in the spring of 2015. Shelley began an affair with Valley, and her husband later filed for divorce.

On Christmas eve 2015, Lubben phoned 911 and reported that Valley had sexually assaulted and battered her. She later recanted the sexual assault claim, but Valley served 90 days for domestic battery in Porterville.

[This post was updated and modified from its original version.]

Shelley Lubben's Boyfriend Arrested for Vehicular Manslaughter and DUI Near Their Home

Springville, Calif. -- Joseph Valley, the live-in boyfriend of disgraced anti-porn crusader Shelley Lubben, was arrested Tuesday Nov. 7 after he allegedly struck and killed a 51-year old cyclist less than 2 miles from the Lubben Ranch property.

He is charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and hit-and-run driving, resulting in death or serious bodily injury to another person.

Shelley Lubben's Boyfriend Arrested for Vehicular Manslaughter and DUI Near Their Home
Joseph Valley. Courtesy: Tulare County Sheriff's Office
The hit-and-run collision occurred at Balch Park Road and Battle Mountain Road in Springville at around 4:40 p.m. Tuesday.


According to the California Highway Patrol, 27-year-old Valley hit the cyclist while driving a 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser with a convertible top. A witness at the scene saw Valley take off "up Balch Park Road to his house" after the collision. The cyclist died at the scene.

On Facebook, the witness claimed the car's "windshield had big spider web crack and [its] hood had big dent all on [the] drivers side."


Authorities initially asked for the public's help in locating the vehicle and its driver. The car had been described by the witness as a silver PT Cruiser which had suffered "front-end damage and was possibly missing the front bumper." However, CHP were able to catch up with and arrest Valley on suspicion of DUI and hit-and-run two hours after responding to the collision.

Valley, who has a prior criminal record, was booked later that night, and held on $100,000 bail. District Attorney Tim Ward later filed criminal charges against Valley, upping his bail to $145,000. He is being held at the Adult Pre-Trial Facility in Visalia.

The charges were followed by Ward's announcement of a $153,620 California Office of Traffic Safety grant. The grant will be used to help prosecute cases of drunken and impaired drivers.

"No one should be injured or lose their lives due to the reckless and risky behavior of a drunk driver," said Ward. "We look forward to continuing our focus on prosecuting this dangerous and avoidable crime."



District Attorney Tim Ward later filed criminal charges against Valley.  He was arraigned Nov. 9, and his bail was increased to $145,000. Valley is being held at the Adult Pre-Trial Facility in Visalia.


The filing of charges was followed by Ward's announcement of a $153,620 California Office of Traffic Safety grant. The grant will be used to help prosecute cases of drunken and impaired drivers. No one should be injured or lose their lives due to the reckless and risky behavior of a drunk driver," said Ward. "We look forward to continuing our focus on prosecuting this dangerous and avoidable crime." According to police, an unnamed 51-year old Visalia man was riding a Trek bicycle southbound on Black Park Rd., north of Yokohl Valley Rd.,when he was struck by a passing car. It was reported that Valley was driving northbound on Balch Park Rd. toward the Lubben Ranch. Valley approached a curve in the road and for unexplained reasons the PT Cruiser crossed the sold double-yellow lines and entered into southbound lanes before colliding with the bicyclist. 

Valley failed to stop and render aid, leaving the victim with fatal injuries. He then kept on going up the road.



The Balch Park area is a draw for local cyclists

The Porterville Recorder reported Nov. 9 that "CHP believes alcohol may have been a factor in this collision."

More details on the criminal case against Joe Valley will be forthcoming.

Valley will return to court for a preliminary hearing setting 8:30 a.m. Friday in Department 17 of the Tulare County Superior Court, South County Justice Center in Porterville. 

Below is the relevant section of the California Penal Code:

Vehicular Manslaughter 

Penal Code § 191.5.
 (a) Gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated is the 
unlawful killing of a human being without malice aforethought, in the driving of a vehicle, where the driving was in violation of Section 23140, 23152, or 23153 of the Vehicle Code, and the killing was either the proximate result of the commission of an unlawful act, not amounting to a felony, and with gross negligence, or the proximate result of the commission of a lawful act that might produce death, in an unlawful manner, and with gross negligence. 

(b) Vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated is the unlawful killing of a human being without malice aforethought, in the driving of a vehicle, where the driving was in violation of Section 23140, 23152, or 23153 of the Vehicle Code, and the killing was either the proximate result of the commission of an unlawful act, not amounting to a felony, but without gross negligence, or the proximate result of the commission of a lawful act that might produce death, in an unlawful manner, but without gross negligence. 

(c) (1) Except as provided in subdivision (d), gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in violation of subdivision (a) is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for 4, 6, or 10 years. 
(2) Vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in violation of subdivision (b) is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than one year or by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months or 2 or 4 years. 

(d) A person convicted of violating subdivision (a) who has one or more prior convictions of this section or of paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 192, subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 192.5 of this code, or of violating Section 23152 punishable under Sections 23540, 23542, 23546, 23548, 23550, or 23552 of, or convicted of Section 23153 of, the Vehicle Code, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a term of 15 years to life. Article 2.5 (commencing with Section 2930) of Chapter 7 of Title 1 of Part 3 shall apply to reduce the term imposed pursuant to this subdivision. 

(e) This section shall not be construed as prohibiting or precluding a charge of murder under Section 188 upon facts exhibiting wantonness and a conscious disregard for life to support a finding of implied malice, or upon facts showing malice consistent with the holding of the California Supreme Court in People v. Watson, 30 Cal. 3d 290. 

(f) This section shall not be construed as making any homicide in the driving of a vehicle or the operation of a vessel punishable which is not a proximate result of the commission of an unlawful act, not amounting to felony, or of the commission of a lawful act which might produce death, in an unlawful manner. 

(g) For the penalties in subdivision (d) to apply, the existence of any fact required under subdivision (d) shall be alleged in the information or indictment and either admitted by the defendant in open court or found to be true by the trier of fact.



The Devil and Shelley Lubben Ep. 5 - Preview 2

This is an advance preview of eight minutes from the forthcoming Episode 5 of The Devil and Shelley Lubben.

This video contains much new information, as told by people who knew her during the time period about which she has made many sensational claims.

It's my hope that viewers can apprehend how I obtained the tone and rhythm that I wanted now that additional interview footage has been edited in to the rough assembly I uploaded previously.

I will leave this video up for only a few weeks, as it's not a finished piece. Think of it as an early Halloween treat. I hope you enjoy it.

Please pay no mind to the rough audio and the variances in picture quality. This upload comes from a new work tape of The Devil and Shelley Lubben that does not have the music and SFX laid in, and the color grading is not yet complete.