Articles by Rhonda Parker | Lost Coast Outpost | Humboldt County

Articles by Rhonda Parker

April 2021

McKinleyville Woman Held to Answer For 2019 Hit-and-Run That Left Pedestrian Dead

Former Candidate for Second District Supervisor Given Two Years Probation for Attacking Neighbor With a Machete

Conspirators in ‘Manila Five’ Murder Ordered to Pay Thousands of Dollars to Parents of Victim

Eureka Attorney, Partner Scheduled to be Tried on Drug Charges in August

Teenage Trailer Park Shooting Suspect’s Arraignment Delayed

Convicted Arcata Pig Killer Back in Jail on Weapons and Drug Charges

Rio Dell Man Pleads Not Guilty to Child Sex Abuse Charges

Jury Convicts Tsarnas of Felony Hit-and-Run

Eureka Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison After Pleading Guilty to Sexual Assault of 16-Year-Old; Will Serve Only a Few More Months

March 2021

TSARNAS TRIAL: After Closing Arguments, Case of Hit-and-Run Fernbridge Driver Goes to the Jury

TSARNAS TRIAL: Defendant’s Ex’s Testimony Key in Fernbridge Hit-and-Run Case

TSARNAS TRIAL: One Count Dismissed, but Suspect in Ferndale Hit-and-Run Will Continue to Stand Trial

TSARNAS TRIAL: Ex-Girlfriend Testifies Suspect Knew He Hit a Person While Driving Over Fernbridge, and That He Was Drinking When it Happened

Alleged Bear River Homicide Accomplice Sentenced for Violating Parole, Charged With Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

To Get Bear River Triple-Murder Suspect Back to Humboldt, Governor Newsom Must Agree to Sign a Warrant

Affidavit From Utah Cop Offers Details of Police Investigation Into Last Month’s Triple Homicide at the Bear River Rancheria

Bear River Murder Suspect Still Fighting Extradition From Utah, but One Person Arrested With Him Has Been Returned to County Jail

February 2021

Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Felony Animal Cruelty Charges Against Arcata Rancher Ray Christie

Judge Tosses Torture Charges Against Suspect in Hoopa Roadside Killing Case; Murder, Conspiracy Charges Remain

DA Files Charges in Bear River Triple Murder; If Convicted, Teen Suspect Could Face Life Without Parole or the Death Penalty

Suspect in Bear River Triple Homicide Appears in Utah Court, Gets Public Defender Assigned

Eureka Sex Trafficker Pleads Guilty to Assault and Imprisonment of 16-Year-Old Girl; Takes Five-Year Sentence With Credit for Time Served

TODAY in COURT: Recent Weitchpec, Eureka Shooting Suspects Make Their Appearances Before the Judge

TODAY in COURT: Alleged Accomplice of Bear River Triple Homicide Suspect Arraigned in Utah Court; Updates on ‘Manila Five,’ Anderson Cases

Teenager Who Pleaded Guilty to Fatal Myrtletown DUI Crash Sentenced to One Year in Jail, Probation, Community Service

TODAY in COURT: Fortuna Sex Crimes Suspect, Subject Arrested in King Salmon Standoff Both Plead Not Guitly

January 2021

Defense Attorney Asks Judge to Throw Out Charges Against One of Two Teenagers Accused in Roadside Murder Near Hoopa

Man Who Allegedly Fought With Eureka Police After Attempted Carjacking Will Stand Trial on Charges

TODAY in COURT: Accused West Del Norte Shooter Pleads Not Guilty; Sex Trafficking Suspect Hopes for Deal; Waterfront Murder Trial Delayed Again

Eureka Murder Suspect’s Mental Competance Will Be Re-evaluated

Ferndale Teen Enters Surprise Guilty Plea in DUI Manslaughter Case

ETTERSBURG MURDER CASE: Trial Date Set for May; Accused’s Laywer Enters Pleas of Not Guilty

Judge Denies Bail for 19-Year-Old Ferndale Resident Accused of DUI Manslaughter in Myrtletown

December 2020

ETTERSBURG MURDER CASE: Judge Rules That Ryan Tanner Must Stand Trial For Murder

ETTERSBURG MURDER CASE: Prosecutors Play Jailhouse Phone Tapes for the Judge; Medical Examiner Testifies

ETTERSBURG MURDER CASE: Defense Attorney Grills Lead Detective, Attempts to Cast Doubt on Witnesses, Evidence, Investigation

ETTERSBURG MURDER CASE: Police Investigators Testify to the Discovery of the Body and Possible Murder Weapons

ETTERSBURG MURDER CASE: Another Witness Testifies That All Was Fine Between the Accused Murderer and the Victim on the Night of His Death

ETTERSBURG MURDER CASE: Another Neighbor Testifies That the Accused Had Been on a Paranoid, Violent Rampage for Weeks Before the Killing

ETTERSBURG MURDER TRIAL: Girlfriend of the Accused Testifies That He Abused Her and Threatened Her With Death

Arcata Stabbing Suspect Will Head to Trial Next Week

Prosecutors Offer Plea Deal to Man Accused of 2018 Stabbing Murder Outside Arcata Bar

Murder Trial Scheduled For Suspect in 2018 Arcata Bar Stabbing, Even Though Pandemic May End Up Delaying It

November 2020

Witness Provides Gruesome, Hallucinatory Testimony in Ettersburg Murder Trial

Arcata Resident Pleads Not Guilty to Attempted Murder in Stabbing of a Man Sleeping on Eureka Street

Attempted-Murder Suspect Back in Jail After Being Freed on Supervised Release

Law Enforcement Looking For Suspect in Eureka Stabbing, Who Had Been Released From Jail

Eureka Man Serving Life Sentence for Murder Released From Prison Today, Following California Legislature’s Changes to Murder Felony Rule

Jury Finds Coleman Guilty of 2019 Rio Dell Murder

RIO DELL MURDER TRIAL: Jury Locked in Deliberations After Two Days