Courts

September 2020

Second Teenager Arraigned on Murder Charge, Held on $1M Bail for July 20 Slaying of Hoopa Man

Grieving Relatives Speak in Court Before Man Who Killed Their Loved One in Orick is Sentenced to 20 Years to Life

Second Teenager Arrested in Connection With Alleged Hoopa Murder

Teenager Will Stand Trial for Roadside Murder on Highway 96, Judge Rules

Eureka Man Will Answer For Murder Charges in 2018 Skateboard Attack on Good Samaritan

Judge Denies Jail Release for Man Accused of Attempted Murder Following Residential Robbery

Preliminary Hearing for Hoopa Murder Suspect Brought to Halt After New Witnesses Emerge

Teenage Witnesses Provide Conflicting Accounts in Hoopa Homicide Hearing

Kneeland Man Faces 27 Years After First Humboldt Jury to Serve Under Pandemic Conditions Finds Him Guilty of Felony Assault, Firearms Charges

Bail Set at $2.4 Million For Hoopa Teen Accused of Murdering Man After Car Accident on Highway 96

August 2020

Hoopa Teen Charged With Murder, Potentially Faces Two Life Terms

Judge Sentences Arcata Man to 11 Years to Life for Attempted Murder, More Than a Year After a Jury Convicted Him of the Crime

Last of the ‘Manila Five’ Defendants Changes Plea to Guilty, Looks Set to Receive 13-Year Sentence for Carjacking

Orick Man Pleads Guilty to Second-Degree Murder for Stabbing Ex-Girlfriend’s Boyfriend to Death

Orick Murder Suspect Accepts Plea Deal With District Attorney’s Office

TODAY in COURT: Date Set for Attorney’s Suit Against Judge for Alleged Abuse; Rio Dell Murder Suspect Heading to Trial Next Month

July 2020

Suspect in March Homicide Near Ettersburg is Sane Enough to Face Charges, Judge Rules

TODAY in COURT: Pig Slayer Ordered to Pay $4,000 in Restitution; Yet Another Murder Suspect Deemed Mentally Incompetent

Suspect in Rio Dell Murder Will Answer to Charges, Though Judge Calls Evidence Against Him ‘Not Strong’; Charges Against Man’s Girlfriend Dropped

AUBREY CASE: Judge Rules That Hoopa Man Who Shot, Killed Sister Was Insane at the Time of the Killing

Judge Denies City Councilmember’s Request for Restraining Order Against Hotheaded Critic

Through Attorney, Judge Denies Assaulting Deputy Public Defender at Lake Shasta Celebration

AUBREY TRIAL: In Closing Arguments, Lawyers Present Their Cases For or Against the Accused Murderer’s Sanity

AUBREY TRIAL: Testimony Ends With Second Doctor Testifying That Accused Murderer Was Legally Insane at the Time He Allegedly Shot His Sister; Closing Arguments Due Monday

AUBREY TRIAL, DAY TWO, PART TWO: Second Psychologist Says Suspect Was Insane When He Shot His Sister

TODAY in COURT: Trial Date Set for Man Accused of Stabbing Another Outside Arcata Bar; Latest on Rancher’s Animal Cruelty Retrial, Eureka Attorney Accused of Trafficking

AUBREY TRIAL, DAY TWO: Psychologist Testifies That Suspect Was Mentally Ill — But Not Legally Insane — at the Time of His Sister’s Murder

AUBREY CASE: On First Day of Trial, Testimony Points to Deep Trauma and Mental Illness in Man Charged With Murdering His Sister

TODAY in COURT: Tennessee Man Charged With Beating Mentally Ill Person to Death in an Old Town Alley May Not be Mentally Competent, Defense Attorney Believes

June 2020

TODAY in COURT: July Trial Date Set for Hoopa Man Accused of Murdering Sister; Cooperating Witness in Manila Murder Plot Can’t be Sentenced Yet

‘A Tragedy for All Those Involved’: Eureka Woman Held to Answer for Killing Her Son

MILLSAP PRELIM: Deceased Teen Had Previously Assaulted Grandmother, Mother, Mother’s Boyfriend and Had Repeatedly Threatened Their Lives, According to Testimony

MILLSAP PRELIM: Police Investigator Testifies About the Fight That Led to a Eureka Mother Allegedly Shooting, Killing Her 17-Year-Old Son Earlier This Year

TODAY in COURT: Rio Dell Murder Suspects Scheduled for Preliminary Hearing; Accused Ferndale Cop-Shooter Deemed Mentally Capable of Standing Trial

Suspect in Eureka Murder, Two Other Recent Stabbings Ruled Mentally Incompetent to Stand Trial

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear 18-Year-Old Klamath Water Rights Case, Upholding Tribal Primacy

TODAY in COURT: Last of Manila Murder Plot Defendants Scheduled for August Trial; Hearing Delayed for Eureka Attorney Accused of Drug Trafficking

COURT ROUNDUP: Mck Woman to Plead Guilty to Manslaughter; Hoopa Man’s Murder Trial Set to Begin; More Updates

Judge Drops Sex Trafficking Charges Against Accused Eureka Man; Suspect Will Still Stand Trial for Rape and Sodomy of a Minor

TODAY in COURT: Preliminary Hearing for Eureka Sex Trafficking Suspect Underway

Virtual Preliminary Hearing Set Up for Eureka Man Accused of Sex Abuse, Trafficking; Proceedings Will Be Broadcast on YouTube

Criminal Proceedings Against Campton Road Murder Suspect Delayed After Attorney Questions His Mental Competence

Maxx Robison Sentenced to 23 Years to Life for 2016 Murder Outside McCullens Motel

May 2020

Sentencing of Convicted Murderer Maxx Robison Postponed After He Requests to Appear in Person Rather Than Via Video

TODAY in COURT: Sex Trafficking Suspect Gets to Keep Lawyer, Who Faces His Own Criminal Charges; Eureka, Rio Dell Killings Also on Docket

TODAY in COURT: Strange Days for Justice, as Pets Parade Behind Zoom Calls and a Defendant Demands a More Speedy Hearing

TODAY in COURT: Defense Attorney Disqualifies Himself From Rio Dell Murder Case; Sole Remaining Defendant in Manila Murder Plot Sees Trial Postponed

TODAY in COURT: A Parade of Murder Suspects Passes Through Virtual Court to See Their Cases Delayed

Local Man Shot by Eureka Police Downtown in 2016 Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Assault, Exhibiting a Weapon at a Peace Officer, Resisting

March 2020

Lawsuit Accuses Humboldt County Judge of Drunkenly Attacking an Attorney, Throwing Him Off a Boat, and Says County Employees Tried to Cover It Up


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