Articles by Rhonda Parker

March 2018

GOLDBERG TRIAL, FINAL DAY: Murder Suspect Wraps Up Emotional Testimony; Jury to Deliberate Monday

GOLDBERG TRIAL, DAY 11: Accident, Self-Defense or Murder? Jon Goldberg Testifies About the Moment He Shot Tim Smith

GOLDBERG TRIAL, DAY 11, Part 1: Murder Suspect Takes the Stand, Tearfully Recounts Learning of His Wife’s Affair With Victim

GOLDBERG TRIAL, DAY TEN: Mother of the Accused Testifies About What He Was Like as a Boy; Psychologist Says Goldberg Told Him Shooting Was Accidental

Rio Dell Hash Lab Explosion Suspects Plead Guilty to Manslaughter, Drugs Charges and Child Endangerment

GOLDBERG TRIAL, DAY NINE: Murder Suspect’s Wife Gives Tearful Testimony, Says She Had Sex, Shared Explicit Photos With Victim

Judge Rules That Marci Kitchen May Not Travel to Oregon

GOLDBERG TRIAL, DAY EIGHT: Defense Witness Call Goldbergs a Bridgeville ‘Power Couple’; Attorney Seeks to Raise Doubts About Whether Victim Was Unarmed

GOLDBERG TRIAL, DAY EIGHT: Expert Witness Tells Jury About Communication Between the Victim, the Suspect and Each of Their Wives on the Morning of the Shooting

HUMBOLDT MURDER TRIAL ROUNDUP: Aubrey Gets New Attorney; Kobak, Valenzuela Trials Postponed While Public Defender Works Goldberg Case

GOLDBERG TRIAL, DAY SEVEN, Part II: Friend Testifies He Drove Murder Suspect Home Day of Shooting, Told Him Cops Were Coming and to Be Nice

Judge Delays Sentencing for Shelter Cove Murderer Eric Lively; Defense Will Ask for New Trial

GOLDBERG TRIAL, DAY SEVEN, Part I: Four of the Five of the Bullets That Struck Tim Smith Could Have Killed Him On Their Own, Medical Examiner Testifies

GOLDBERG TRIAL, DAY SIX: The Victim’s Son and a DA Investigator Testified Today, Along With a Man Who Was Flipped Off By Murder Suspect on the Day of the Shooting

Judge Allows Marci Kitchen’s Lawyers to Quit; Newly Appointed Attorney Says She’ll Be Ready by Scheduled Trial Date

McKinleyville Man Sentenced to 270 Days in Jail for Running Over 11-Year-Old While Drunk

GOLDBERG TRIAL, DAY FIVE, Part II: Suspect Said He Was Going to Kill Wife’s Boyfriend, Neighbor Testifies

Hoopa Murder Suspect’s Preliminary Hearing Rescheduled

GOLDBERG TRIAL, DAY FIVE, Part I: ‘I just held my mom and told her it was going to be OK,’ Victim’s Son Testifies

GOLDBERG MURDER TRIAL, DAY FOUR: Victim’s Wife Testifies She Heard Gunshots Then Ran Outside to Find Her Husband Dying on the Ground

GOLDBERG TRIAL, DAY THREE: Nearby Construction Workers Testify They Saw Murder Suspect Casing House Before Tim Smith Was Shot Dead

GOLDBERG TRIAL, DAY TWO: Witness Testifies That Accused Murderer Physically Fought With His Wife, Fired Weapon Near Her on Morning of Crime

February 2018

Lawyers Quit Marci Kitchen, Say She is Out of Money

SoHum Man Sentenced to 9 Years for Role in 2015 Trailer Shooting Near Garberville

Ruthless Revenge Killing or Unfortunate Tragedy? Murder Trial Underway for Man Accused of Murdering Wife’s Boyfriend in Fortuna.

‘Long-Barrel Bandit’, Perpetrator in 2016 Humboldt-wide Crime Spree, Sentenced to 25 Years in State Prison

Antone Aubrey, Hoopa Man Accused of Murdering Sister, Pleads Not Guilty

How Happy Was That ‘Happy Card’? Manila Murder Defendant Can’t be Tried for Possession of Meth in Jail, Judge Rules

Victim Testifies in ‘Carpathian’ Child Molestation Pre-Trial Hearing; Eureka 17-Year-Old Says She Was Abused Consistently for Three Years

Defense Attorney Signals That Plea Deal for ‘Carpathian,’ Accused Child Molester, May Be in the Works

Arcata Woman Pleads Guilty to Killing Infant Daughter, Headed to State Mental Hospital

Arcata Woman to Agree to Plea Deal in Death of Infant Child; Prosecution, Defense Agree That Misztal Was Mentally Ill

After Months of Treatment in Mental Hospital, Woman Accused of 2016 Hammer Attack on Walgreen’s Clerk Now Apparently Fit to Stand Trial

Second Woman Held to Answer For Blue Heron Fire

75-Year-Old Eureka Man Will Be Tried for Murder of Roommate, Judge Rules

GUILTY: Jury Finds Eric Lively Guilty of Second Degree Murder After Less Than Five Hours of Deliberation; Sentencing Scheduled for Early March

January 2018

LIVELY TRIAL: Jury Hears Final Arguments in Shelter Cove Murder Case; Deliberations Begin

LIVELY TRIAL, CLOSING ARGUMENTS: Defense Attorney Rips Into District Attorney’s Case: Why Didn’t Prosecution Call Upon CHP Crash Investigators to Testify?

LIVELY TRIAL, CLOSING ARGUMENTS: Shelter Cove Murder Suspect Believed Victim Was Part of ‘Tweaker Network’ Always Stealing From Him, Says Prosecutor

Lasinksi Attorney Says State Should Be Held in Contempt for Making Her Client Wait So Long to Be Admitted to Mental Institution

LIVELY TRIAL, DAY ELEVEN: Victim Had ‘Toxic’ Levels of Meth in His Blood; Defense Rests

LIVELY TRIAL, DAY TEN: Defendant Spends Second Day on the Stand Denying Testimony of Police, Previous Victim, His Own Teenage Daughter

Psychiatrist Deems Accused Ferndale Cop-Shooter Mentally Incompetent; Prosecution Seeks Second Opinion

LIVELY TRIAL, DAY NINE: The Defendant Takes the Stand, in Tears; Says ‘I Wasn’t Looking for Any Trouble’

LIVELY TRIAL, DAY EIGHT: Accused Shelter Cove Murderer’s Ex Testifies He Was Abusive, Often Provoked Neighbors; Prosecution Rests

LIVELY TRIAL, DAY SEVEN: Jurors Hear About That Other Time Eric Lively Was Arrested For Attempting to Run Someone Over With His Truck

LIVELY TRIAL, DAY SIX: Police Testify That Fatal Collision Took Place in the Middle of the Road, Suggesting Victim May Have Been at Fault

LIVELY TRIAL, DAY FIVE: Police, Firefighter Testify About Victim’s Last Minutes, Subsequent Investigation

Judge Feeney Declines to Condemn Mentally Ill Arcata Man to Three Years in Prison

LIVELY TRIAL, DAY FOUR: Boss Testifies Accused Shelter Cove Murderer Said ‘He Might Go Kill His Neighbor’