Articles by Rhonda Parker | Lost Coast Outpost | Humboldt County

Articles by Rhonda Parker

September 2019

Meltdown in McKinleyville Murder Case: Two Witnesses for the Prosecution Arrested for Contempt of Court This Morning

Rambling Prosecution Witness Says McK Homicide Victim Was Trying to be ‘Knight in Shining Armor’ for Woman Who Didn’t Show Up to Court Yesterday

TODAY in COURT: Eureka Man Pleads Guilty, Gets 15 Years in Prison on Meth Charges; Sentencing for McKinleyville Man Convicted of Attempted Murder Postponed

Hoopa-Area Fisheries Biologist Pleads Guilty to Child Molestation; Agreement With Prosecutor Gives Him 12 Years in Prison

District Attorney Pushing for 16-Year-Old Accused Shooter to be Tried as an Adult in Arcata Murder Case

TODAY in COURT: Former HSU Basketball Coach Pleads Guilty to Burglary; NCJ Embezzlement Case Delayed Again; Hearing Scheduled for Fatal DUI Hit-and-Run

TODAY in COURT: Pig Slaughter Suspects Heading to Trial; Plea Deal Possible in Hoopa Molestation Case; Defense Attorney Wants Charges Dropped Against Samoa Murder Suspect

August 2019

TODAY in COURT: Four-Year-Old Arcata Murder Case Delayed; Two-Year-Old Eureka Murder Case Also Delayed; Two-Year-Old Orick Murder Case Set for Trial

Hoopa Man Will Answer to Charges of Attempted Murder in March 28 Shooting of Neighbor, Judge Rules

COURT ROUNDUP: DA Alleges Fatal Humboldt Hill Collision Suspect Bailed Out With Illegal Weed Money

COURT ROUNDUP: Supporters Turn Out for McKinleyville Murder Suspect Who Claims He Acted in Self Defense; Eureka Murder/Torture Case Delayed

At Sentencing, Eureka Teen Who Previously Admitted to Cemetery Killing Requests to Withdraw Plea

Accused McK Killer Acted in Self-Defense, Says Attorney; Leiteritz Pleads Not Guilty, Receives Restraining Order Against Woman

TODAY in COURT: Hearings Postponed For Fernbridge Hit-and-Run Suspect, Man Accused of Threatening Church Group Visiting HSU

Child Sex Abuse Suspect Offered 12-Year Sentence for Guilty Plea

‘Please Forgive Me,’ McK Man Cries Before Getting 15 Years for Running Over, Killing 16-Year-Old Girl While Drunk

STAPP PLEADS NOT GUILTY: Man Accused in Fatal Humboldt Hill House Collision Faces Up to 16 Years in Prison, Remains Free on Bail

Man Arrested After Fatal Humboldt Hill House Collision Charged With Gross Vehicular Manslaughter

Trial Date Set for County Building Inspector Accused of Scamming People Into Investing in Imaginary Marijuana-Delivery Business

July 2019

Animal Cruelty Charges Dropped Against Co-Defendant in Arcata Pig Slaughter Case; Will Go to Trial for Grand Theft, Possession of Stolen Property

Eureka Skateboarder Accused of Murder Pleads Not Guilty

Eureka Teen Pleads Guilty to Stabbing Kid to Death at Oceanview Cemetery; Voluntary Manslaughter Deal Could Result in 12-Year Sentence

Couple Testify County Building Inspector Scammed Them Out of $50k Investment in Imaginary Marijuana-Delivery Business

Trial Begins For Former County Planning Official Charged With Bilking Growers and Others Out of Tens of Thousands of Dollars

Eureka Woman Held Without Bail for Alleged Torture, Murder of 19-Year-Old Woman

Arcata Man Held to Answer for Attempted Murder; 2018 Shooting Stems From Four-plex Family Dispute on Heather Lane, Prosecutors Charge

Man Arrested After Fatal Humboldt Hill House Collision Out on Bail; Court Records Reveal Previous Speeding, Hit-and-Run Convictions

June 2019

Suspected Big Time Humboldt Heroin Dealers Will Stand Trial

Fortuna Teenager Accused of Terror Threats Against Church Youth Group Pleads Not Guilty; Bail Lowered to $50,000

Accused Kidnapper Franklin Molina to Stand Trial on Charges That Could Earn Him Life in Prison

Eureka Man to Stand Trial for Murder of 62-Year-Old Old Town Resident; Detectives, Witnesses Lay Out Evidence Against Suspect in Preliminary Hearing

‘Well, We Waited,’ Accused Arcata Pig Killer Told APD Officer Upon Being Discovered Next to Pile of Freshly Butchered Meat

Accused Arcata Pig Killer Will Stand Trial; Defense Argues Suspect Believed He Had Right to Slaughter ‘Princess’

Eureka Man Accused of Threatening to Kill Family Will Stand Trial

May 2019

Convicted of Fortuna Murder-For-Hire 30 Years Ago, Stephen Chiara Now Charged in DUI Death of Former Humboldt County Investigator

DA: Suspect in Fatal McK Hit-and-Run Was On Multiple Drugs; Judge Denies Bail Due to ‘Severity’ of Crime

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