Courts

June 2021

Arcata Man Who Murdered Brother Last Year Was Legally Insane at the Time, Prosecutors Agree, and Will be Sentenced to a State Hospital

TODAY in COURT: Updates on Three Murder and Manslaughter Cases

Man Gets a Year in Jail and Three of Probation After Attempted Carjack, Fight With Eureka Cops, District Attorney’s Office Says

May 2021

Suspect in Alleged Fortuna Shotgun Assault on Allegedly Ding-Dong-Dashing Juvenile Denied Supervised Release

McKinleyville Woman Sentenced to Nine Years for DUI Manslaughter of Pedestrian, Fleeing the Scene

Convicted SoHum Home Invader Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison

Back in Humboldt, Bear River Triple-Murder Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Bear River Triple Murder Suspect Returned to Humboldt County Jail, Will be Arraigned This Week

Case Against Woman Charged With Stabbing Her Two Children in King Salmon Suspended

Eureka Man Convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter for 2018 Skateboard Attack

Bear River Triple Murder Suspect Will be Returned to Humboldt, Following Governor’s Signature on Extradition Warrant

April 2021

Judge Drops Murder Charges Against Suspect in Deadly Skateboard Attack on Good Samaritan

Loleta Triple Murder Suspect’s Utah Court Hearing Postponed Due to His ‘Disruptive’ Behavior; Extradition Fight Continues

McKinleyville Woman Held to Answer For 2019 Hit-and-Run That Left Pedestrian Dead

Former Candidate for Second District Supervisor Given Two Years Probation for Attacking Neighbor With a Machete

64-Year-Old Man Convicted of Rape Charges, Faces 25-Years-to-Life

Conspirators in ‘Manila Five’ Murder Ordered to Pay Thousands of Dollars to Parents of Victim

Eureka Attorney, Partner Scheduled to be Tried on Drug Charges in August

Teenage Trailer Park Shooting Suspect’s Arraignment Delayed

Convicted Arcata Pig Killer Back in Jail on Weapons and Drug Charges

Rio Dell Man Pleads Not Guilty to Child Sex Abuse Charges

Jury Convicts Tsarnas of Felony Hit-and-Run

Eureka Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison After Pleading Guilty to Sexual Assault of 16-Year-Old; Will Serve Only a Few More Months

March 2021

TSARNAS TRIAL: After Closing Arguments, Case of Hit-and-Run Fernbridge Driver Goes to the Jury

TSARNAS TRIAL: Defendant’s Ex’s Testimony Key in Fernbridge Hit-and-Run Case

TSARNAS TRIAL: One Count Dismissed, but Suspect in Ferndale Hit-and-Run Will Continue to Stand Trial

TSARNAS TRIAL: Ex-Girlfriend Testifies Suspect Knew He Hit a Person While Driving Over Fernbridge, and That He Was Drinking When it Happened

Alleged Bear River Homicide Accomplice Sentenced for Violating Parole, Charged With Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

To Get Bear River Triple-Murder Suspect Back to Humboldt, Governor Newsom Must Agree to Sign a Warrant

The County Improperly Expanded the Scope of Its Cannabis Cultivation Tax, Appeals Court Rules

Affidavit From Utah Cop Offers Details of Police Investigation Into Last Month’s Triple Homicide at the Bear River Rancheria

Bear River Murder Suspect Still Fighting Extradition From Utah, but One Person Arrested With Him Has Been Returned to County Jail

February 2021

Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Felony Animal Cruelty Charges Against Arcata Rancher Ray Christie

Judge Tosses Torture Charges Against Suspect in Hoopa Roadside Killing Case; Murder, Conspiracy Charges Remain

DA Files Charges in Bear River Triple Murder; If Convicted, Teen Suspect Could Face Life Without Parole or the Death Penalty

Suspect in Bear River Triple Homicide Appears in Utah Court, Gets Public Defender Assigned

Eureka Sex Trafficker Pleads Guilty to Assault and Imprisonment of 16-Year-Old Girl; Takes Five-Year Sentence With Credit for Time Served

TODAY in COURT: Recent Weitchpec, Eureka Shooting Suspects Make Their Appearances Before the Judge

TODAY in COURT: Alleged Accomplice of Bear River Triple Homicide Suspect Arraigned in Utah Court; Updates on ‘Manila Five,’ Anderson Cases

Teenager Who Pleaded Guilty to Fatal Myrtletown DUI Crash Sentenced to One Year in Jail, Probation, Community Service

Local Woman Sentenced for Embezzling More Than $1M From Her Elderly Employer

TODAY in COURT: Fortuna Sex Crimes Suspect, Subject Arrested in King Salmon Standoff Both Plead Not Guitly

January 2021

Defense Attorney Asks Judge to Throw Out Charges Against One of Two Teenagers Accused in Roadside Murder Near Hoopa

Man Who Allegedly Fought With Eureka Police After Attempted Carjacking Will Stand Trial on Charges

TODAY in COURT: Accused West Del Norte Shooter Pleads Not Guilty; Sex Trafficking Suspect Hopes for Deal; Waterfront Murder Trial Delayed Again

Eureka Murder Suspect’s Mental Competance Will Be Re-evaluated

Ferndale Teen Enters Surprise Guilty Plea in DUI Manslaughter Case

ETTERSBURG MURDER CASE: Trial Date Set for May; Accused’s Laywer Enters Pleas of Not Guilty

Judge Denies Bail for 19-Year-Old Ferndale Resident Accused of DUI Manslaughter in Myrtletown

December 2020

Eureka Just Settled Its Decade-Old Court Case Against Floyd and Betty Squires, But Its Battle With the Notorious Slumlords Continues


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