Articles by Rhonda Parker

November 2018

Chase Bank Robbery Suspect May Not Be Mentally Competent; Criminal Charges Put on Hold

Cemetery Murder Hearing Postponed Due to Dispute Over Teenage Eyewitness’ Testimony

COURT ROUNDUP: Trial for Suspect in Gruesome SoHum Double Murder Set for Christmas Eve; Godoy-Standley Judged Mentally Competent; Fortuna Murderer Gets Two Years’ Credit

October 2018

Settlement Talks Fail, and Accused North Coast Journal Bookkeeper Will Stand Trial for Embezzlement

‘MANILA FIVE’ CASE: New Legislation Means That Most of the Alleged Participants Likely Won’t Stand Trial for Murder

TODAY in COURT: Delays for Accused Child Molester and Accused Killer of Foster Father; Settlement Possible for DUI Murder Suspect; More

Local Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Meth Overdose Death of 16-Year-Old Girl

Chico Man Held to Answer for Murder of SoHum Couple in Dispute Over Stolen Weed

(UPDATE) Fortuna Murderer Denied New Trial, Sentenced to 15 Years to Life

Court May Finally Decide if Manila Murder Plot Suspect is Mentally Competent to Stand Trial

Bookkeeper Held to Answer in North Coast Journal Embezzlement Case, But the Case May Not Make it to Trial

Accused Bookkeeper Takes the Stand in North Coast Journal Embezzlement Hearing

Marci Kitchen Has Been Sent to Prison

NCJ EMBEZZLEMENT CASE: Defense Attorney Claims a Dozen or More People Could Have Stolen the Newspaper’s Money, But the Accused Former Bookkeeper Did Not

Dinsmore Teen to Face First-Degree Murder Charges in Shooting Death of Former Foster Father

Child Suspect in Murder at Eureka Cemetery Cannot Be Tried as an Adult, Due to Legislation Just Signed by Gov. Brown

Court Sets Hearing Date in Hoopa-Area Child Molestation Case

Joe Daniel Olivo III Sentenced to 12 Years for 2014 Slaying of 14-Year-Old Boy

September 2018

Six Arraigned on Felony Drug Charges Related to Sidelines, Toby and Jack’s; Warrants Issued for Two No Shows

Harrison Arraigned for Murder: Suspect in Months-Long Manhunt Could Face Life in Prison

March Trial Set For Manila Murder Suspects

Judge Reverses Own Decision in Christie Animal Cruelty Case; Arraignment Set For Next Month

Arrest Warrant Issued After Ricos Tacos Owner No Shows Bail Hearing

Deputy DA Questions Whether Ricos Tacos Owner Used Drug Money for Bail

Arraignment for Accused Animal Abuser Ray Christie Postponed; Goose Still in Custody

Preliminary Hearing Set for Chico Man Charged With SoHum Double Murder

‘A Mom Doesn’t Kill Her Child’: Relatives of Victims, Friends of Marci and the Convicted Killer Herself Speak at Today’s Marci Kitchen Sentencing

Two Men Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Gang Murder of Eureka Teenager

Local Fisheries Biologist Pleads Not Guilty to Molestation Charges

Slain Eureka Teen Remembered by Stepfather as Suspects’ Hearings Proceed

Zach Harrison Held to Answer on Murder Charge; Eyewitness Testifies He Saw Suspect Shoot Victim

Former Correctional Deputy Will Stand Trial on Charges He Sexually Abused Three Children, Three Inmates

(GRAPHIC) Investigators Share Testimonies From Inmates Who Say They Were Sexually Abused by Former Humboldt Correctional Deputy

(GRAPHIC) At Court Hearing for Accused Child Molester — and Former Correctional Deputy — Detective Describes Nearly a Decade of Ongoing Abuse of Multiple Minors

Two Men Charged in Overdose Death of Eureka Teenager Scheduled for October Trial

Judge Postpones Arraignment of Accused Child Molester While Defendant Sorts Out Legal Counsel

Hearing for SoHum Murder Suspect Suspended Today, After Prosecution’s Main Witness Fails to Show Up

Marci Kitchen Turns Herself In: After Brief Hearing in Court This Morning, Fortuna Woman Who Has Confessed to Manslaughter Will Await Sentencing in Jail

August 2018

As Defense Attorney Pleads for More Time, Family of Slain Teen Flood Courtroom in ‘Justice for Brandon’ Shirts

PLEA DEAL: All Three Remaining Suspects in Gang Slaying of Eureka 14-Year-Old Plead Guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter

Chico Man Pleads Not Guilty to SoHum Double Homicide

Judge Rules Not Enough Evidence to Charge Men with Murder of 16-Year-Old Found Dead in Broadway Hotel

McKinleyville Man Sentenced to 180 Days For Killing Best Friend in Vehicular Manslaughter Case

Woman Accused in Murder of Eureka Teenager Assigned Public Defender; Next Hearing Set for September

(UPDATE/CORRECTION) Marci Kitchen Pleads Guilty

KITCHEN GUILTY PLEA: ‘The People Have Offered Nothing,’ Says Prosecutor

Rancher Ray Christie Held to Answer for Three Felony Charges of Animal Abuse; Four Charges Dropped After Investigating Deputy’s Testimony Was Compromised

Eureka Mother, Son Plead Not Guilty to Murder of Teenager at Ocean View Cemetery Last Week

Eureka Man on Probation for 2015 Manslaughter Case Sentenced to Six Years for Vandalizing Eureka Pharmacy

Under Threat From the State AG, State Mental Hospital Finds Place for Hoopa Man Accused of Killing Sister