Courts

February 2019

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

CHRISTIE CASE: Judge Denies Defense Motion; Rules That Case Against Rancher Accused of Animal Cruelty, Cattle Corpse-Dumping May Proceed

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

Eureka Man Could Face Life in Prison After Jury Finds Him Guilty of 10 Counts of Child Molestation

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

SoHum Man Found Guilty on Felony Reckless Evasion Charges, Faces Three Years

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

Man Found Guilty of Burglarizing Bracut Caltrans Yard

Marci Kitchen Gets Her Passport Back

Former Hoopa Valley Cheerleading Coach Pleads Guilty to Sex Crimes Involving Child

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

Arrest of Two Compliant Eureka Marijuana Distributors Sparks Class-Action Lawsuit Against the CHP

‘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

Trinidad Man Convicted of Felony Animal Cruelty for Neglecting Horse With ‘Crippling Injury,’ DA Says

COURT ROUNDUP: Decision in Lawson Case Several Weeks Out, Says DA. PLUS: ‘Carpathian’ Considers Plea, As Does SoHum Man Accused of Robbing, Shooting His Own Girlfriend

(UPDATED) Judge: Sidelines and Toby & Jack’s Should Have Their Liquor Licenses Revoked

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

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

Attorneys Argue About What to Do With Arcata Woman Who Killed Her Daughter While Suffering From Mental Illness


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