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Articles by Rhonda Parker

May 2019

Suspect in Fatal McKinleyville Hit-and-Run Appears in Court; Pleads Not Guilty to Vehicular Manslaughter, DUI

Eureka Man Who Pleaded Guilty to Molesting Children Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

First Suspect in Arcata Pet Pig Slaughter Appears in Court; Miller Arraigned on Charges of Animal Cruelty, Grand Theft

McKinleyville Woman Arrested for Manslaughter After Allegedly Striking, Killing Pedestrian Saturday Morning

COURT ROUNDUP: Former Fugitive Zach Harrison Set for Murder Trial in September; Arcata Slashing, Dinsmore Shooting Trials Also Scheduled

Convicted Killers From Humboldt County Seek Re-Sentencing Under California’s New Felony Murder Rule

FISHER CASE: Former Humboldt Correctional Officer, Convicted Child Molester Sentenced to 106 Years in Prison

DEADLOCKED: Mistrial Declared In Eureka Child-Molestation Case After Jury Can’t Reach Conclusion

Chad Smith Trial Jury Still Struggling to Reach a Verdict

Judge Drops Felony Charges in Former CR Basketball Coach’s Domestic Violence Trial, Doubts Jury Will Convict

Jury in Chad Smith Child Molestation Case Can’t Reach Unanimous Decision on Most Serious Charges, Foreman Tells Judge

April 2019

Closing Arguments in Chad Smith Child Molestation Trial; Case Goes to Jury; Court Roundup on Fisher, Tsarnas Cases

SoHum Kidnapping Suspect’s Court Date Canceled Due to a Severe Case of Scabies

Arcata Woman Who Killed Her Infant Daughter Committed to Mental Hospital

CHAD SMITH TRIAL, DAY ONE: Opening Statements on First Day of Second Trial for Alleged Eureka Child Molester

TODAY in COURT: Former HSU Basketball Coach Pleads Not Guilty to Burglary; No One’s Sure if Two Murder Suspects are Mentally Competent to Stand Trial

Trial of 15-Year-Old Accused of Murdering Eureka Kid at Cemetery Will be Delayed; Defense Attorney Needs Time to Complete Investigation

Arcata Man to Face Attempted Murder Charges Over Last Week’s Highway 299 Shootout

‘We Took It Too Far’: Man Sentenced to 7 Years for 2015 Garberville Killing

Eureka Man Accused of Stabbings Outside The Jam and The Pearl Will Stand Trial

(UPDATE) Former Correctional Officer Cory Fisher Found Guilty of Child Molestation; Acquitted of Sexual Abuse of Inmates

FISHER TRIAL: Verdict Expected This Afternoon in Former Correctional Officer’s Child Molestation Case

FISHER TRIAL: Closing Arguments Have Ended and the Case is With the Jury

FISHER TRIAL: Prosecution, Defense Make Their Closing Arguments in Sexual Assault Trial of Former Correctional Officer

Humboldt County Man in Last Week’s Fatal Bay Area Motorcyle Crash Was Previously Convicted of Fortuna Murder For Hire

March 2019

FISHER TRIAL: Estranged Wife, Youngest Alleged Victim Give Jury Different Timelines About When She Was Told of Abuse

LEEN HEARING: Judge Declines to Hold Eureka Woman to Answer for Murder in Stabbing Death of Teenager; Case Against Leen’s Son Moves Forward in Juvenile Court

Fight Over Phone, Backpack Led to Fatal Stabbing in Cemetery, Witness Testifies; Judge to Rule on Murder Charges Today

Witness to Killing of Eureka Teen Tells Judge That Suspect’s Mom Held Her Back While Her Son Stabbed Victim

Future of Arcata Woman Who Killed Her Infant Daughter While Suffering Mental Illness Still in Limbo

Witness to Slaying of Eureka Teen Tells Court That the Victim Was Her Boyfriend, the Accused Killer Her Ex

FISHER TRIAL: Expert Witness Tells Jurors Why Children Don’t Always Report Abuse

In Eureka Teen Murder Case, District Attorney Keeps Asking For Judges to Be Disqualified

FISHER TRIAL, DAY FIVE: Second Inmate, Who Has Known the Accused Since Childhood, Says That Former Jailer Sexually Assaulted Him in His Sleep

FISHER TRIAL, DAY FIVE: Inmate Testifies That Former Correctional Officer Touched Him Inappropriately, Generally Behaved in Odd and Lewd Fashion

Prosecutor Requests Disqualification of Judge in Eureka Teen Murder Case

FISHER TRIAL, DAY FOUR: ‘I Was Scared’: Youngest Victim of Accused Child Molester Details Abuse He and His Brothers Suffered

FISHER TRIAL, DAY FOUR: Accused Child Molester’s Close Friend Took Abuse Allegations to Eureka Police

FISHER TRIAL, DAY THREE: An Alleged Child Victim Takes the Stand; The Accused’s Attorney Lays Groundwork For a Defense

FISHER TRIAL, DAY THREE: Second Man Testifies That Former Correctional Officer Drugged, Beat and Molested Him as a Child

FISHER TRIAL: Former Correctional Officer’s Ex-Wife Describes the Accused Molester Physically Assaulting Victim

Soldier Testifies to a Decade of Abuse at the Hands of Former Corrections Officer, Accused Child Molester Cory Fisher

Former Girlfriend of Accused Dinsmore Killer Says She Saw Him Pull Gun on Murder Victim

Judge Rules Hoopa Man Must Stand Trial For Murder in 2018 Shooting Death of His Sister

February 2019

Voluntary Manslaughter? Prosecutor, Defense Attorney Discuss Jury’s Verdict in the Hinson Case

Jury Acquits Hinson of Murder; Voluntary Manslaughter Conviction Could Amount to Anything From Small Sentence to 12 Years

Juror in Hinson Murder Case Quits to Get Back to Work; Deliberations Begin All Over Again With Alternate

Jury Deliberating the Fate of SoHum Murder Suspect William Hinson

NCJ EMBEZZLEMENT CASE: No Evidence That Money Stopped Disappearing After the Accused Quit, Defense Attorney Claims

SoHum Murder Suspect’s Story Changes as Testimony Wraps Up; Psychologist Says Memory Can be Faulty