Articles by Rhonda Parker | Lost Coast Outpost | Humboldt County

Articles by Rhonda Parker

March 2019

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

Mexican Nationals Linked to ‘Largest One-Time Seizure of Heroin in Humboldt County History’ Plead Not Guilty

Arraignment Postponed While Accused Burglar, Former HSU Basketball Coach is Treated at Colorado Rehab Facility

Former Miss Hoopa Sentenced to 120 Days in Jail, Must Register as a Sex Offender

Main Suspect in Garberville Murder Adamantly Denies Beating Victim With Board, Says He Fled Scene in Fear Before Killing Took Place

SoHum Murder Victim Had ‘Potentially Toxic’ Levels of Meth in His System, Pathologist Says

Eyewitness to Garberville Killing Says Higher Power Has Forgiven Suspect; Testimony Suspended Until Wednesday

Two Witnesses to 2015 Garberville Murder Provide Conflicting Testimonies

Witness to 2015 Downtown Garberville Murder Testifies That Victim Attempted to Kidnap Girl From a Van

January 2019

Man Accused of Killing Pedestrian Near Eureka Mall Will Stand Trial on Manslaughter, DUI Charges

TODAY in COURT: Suspect in Arcata Plaza Stabbing Gets New Lawyer; Hearing Postponed for Woman Accused of Murdering Teen in Eureka Cemetery

TODAY in COURT: Tsarnas Released on Bail; Attempted-Murder Suspect Pitches Fit in Court

Jeff Tsarnas Pleads Not Guilty to Fernbridge Hit-and-Run, Will Be Represented by Same Attorney as Marci Kitchen

Marci Kitchen Gets Her Passport Back

Preliminary Hearing Rescheduled for SoHum Home Invasion Suspect

Plea Deal Called Off As New Info Emerges in Bribery Case Against Former County Building Inspector

Calling State Law ‘Unconstitutional,’ Attorneys for Rancher Ray Christie Ask Judge to Throw Out Case Involving Hundreds of Cattle Carcasses Found on His Land

SoHum Home Invasion Robbery Suspect Won’t Be Released Before Trial, Judge Rules

December 2018

Man Accused of Stabbing Arcata Co-op Shopper in the Neck Two Years Ago Pleads Insanity; Trial Scheduled for April

Eureka Man Accused of Rape, Human Trafficking of a Minor Appears in Court; Preliminary Hearing in the Case Set for Day After Christmas

Cooperating Suspect in 2016 Manila Murder Demands to be Sentenced Soon

‘Carpathian’ Sentenced to 16 Years for Child Sex Abuse

Suspect in 2016 Drug Murder of Teenage Girl Will Finally Go To Trial Next Month

Hydesville Man Gets 13 Years in Prison for Shooting His Girlfriend in the Thigh

HUMBOLDT COURT ROUNDUP: Updates on Two Murder Cases, Two Attempted Murder Cases

McK DUI Murder Suspect May Try to Argue That Bad Digestion Was to Blame, Prosecutor Says

November 2018

TODAY in COURT: Delay, Delay, Delay — Alleged Cop-Shooter, Alleged Roommate-Murderer, and Newspaper Embezzlement Suspect Will All Go to Trial Later Than Planned

Arcata Woman Who Killed Her Infant Daughter While Suffering Mental Illness Will Get Treatment

Man Who Pleaded Guilty in Death of 16-Year-Old Eureka Girl to be Released From Custody

Hydesville Man Who Robbed, Shot His Own Girlfriend While Wearing a Mask Pleads Guilty

Spooky Children’s Storyteller Pleads No Contest to Molestation Charges, Will Likely Get 16 Years in Prison