Courts

October 2019

McKinleyville Man Sentenced to 22 Years on Child Sex Abuse Charges

Hearing Delay for Man Arrested in Connection with Fatal Humboldt Hill House Collision

TODAY in COURT: Trial of Rancher Raymond Christie Set to Start Later This Month; Torture, Murder Suspect Declines to Show for Hearing

Did Convicted Murderer Zach Harrison Actually Intend to Kill Someone Else?

One-Time Fugitive Zach Harrison Found Guilty of Murder

HARRISON TRIAL: As Proceedings Wrap Up, Defense Attorney in SoHum Murder Case Says Suspect Ran From Law Because He Was Scared of Being Falsely Accused

Harrison Claims Victim in Murder Trial Had Raped Him, But He Denies Pulling the Trigger

McKinleyville Stabbing Suspect Posts Bail, Released From Jail

16-year-old Eureka Boy Gets 10 Years for Cemetery Stabbing Death

‘This is the Only Time in 35 Years That I’ve Seen This Ammunition,’ Forensic Pathologist Testifies in Harrison Trial

Bail Reduced For McKinleyville Man Charged With Voluntary Manslaughter

TODAY in COURT: Cop Who Nabbed Fugitive Murder Suspect Zach Harrison After Nine Months on the Run Recalls the Strangely Placid Arrest

Sentencing for McKinleyville Man Convicted of Attempted Murder Postponed Again; Defense Seeks New Trial

September 2019

Eureka Teen Can’t Withdraw Manslaughter Plea for Cemetery Stabbing, Judge Rules

Witness Wanders Off Forcing Another Delay in Fernbridge Hit-and-Run Case

LEITERITZ HEARING: McKinleyville Resident Will Stand Trial For Manslaughter, Judge Rules

LEITERITZ HEARING: Homicide Victim Was Stabbed in the Back, Says Lead Investigator

LEITERITZ HEARING: 911 Tapes in McKinleyville Slaying Played in Court; Deputy Who Was at the Scene Testifies

Arrested Prosecuted Witnesses in McKinleyville Murder Case Granted Limited Immunity, Offer Contradicting Accounts of Day That Led to Man’s Death

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: 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

Local Approach of Criminalizing the Homeless is Counterproductive, Grand Jury Report Finds

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


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