Courts

November 2020

Witness Provides Gruesome, Hallucinatory Testimony in Ettersburg Murder Trial

Arcata Resident Pleads Not Guilty to Attempted Murder in Stabbing of a Man Sleeping on Eureka Street

Attempted-Murder Suspect Back in Jail After Being Freed on Supervised Release

Law Enforcement Looking For Suspect in Eureka Stabbing, Who Had Been Released From Jail

Eureka Man Serving Life Sentence for Murder Released From Prison Today, Following California Legislature’s Changes to Murder Felony Rule

Sheriff’s Office Launches Jail-Based Mental Competency Treatment Program

Jury Finds Coleman Guilty of 2019 Rio Dell Murder

RIO DELL MURDER TRIAL: Jury Locked in Deliberations After Two Days

ETTERSBURG MURDER TRIAL: Main Prosecution Witness Garbles Testimony

RIO DELL MURDER TRIAL: In Closing Arguments, Defense Attorneys Lean Hard on Theory That Unidentified Jamaican Man Named ‘Dread’ Was the Actual Killer

Rio Dell Murder Trial Goes to the Jury

Ettersburg Murder Trial Delayed Until Next Week

October 2020

RIO DELL MURDER TRIAL: Suspect Fingers Unknown Jamaican Man Named ‘Dread’ as Actual Shooter

RIO DELL MURDER TRIAL: Suspect Takes the Stand

Witness Describes Execution-Style Murder of a Man and Dog in a Bathtub During Ryan Tanner Prelim Hearing

RIO DELL MURDER TRIAL: Prosecution Shows Jurors Texts Sent by Suspect After the Shooting

RIO DELL MURDER TRIAL: Young Mother Testifies She Was Brought Along on Ride That Ended With One Dead Against Her Will

RIO DELL MURDER TRIAL: Prosecution Witness Testifies That Suspect Dumped Car at Their Home, Issued Veiled Threats

RIO DELL MURDER TRIAL: Expert Testimony Anchors Second Day of Trial

RIO DELL MURDER TRIAL: Police Officer, Witness Testify About the Day Johnny Renfro Was Shot Dead

Arrest Warrant Issued For Former Humboldt Building Inspector Accused of Soliciting Bribes From Cannabis Growers

With Seven-Year Sentence for Consipirator in Manila Roadside Slaying, Court Finally Clears the Books on 2016 Plot

Jury Convicts 58-Year-Old Humboldt Hill Man of Multiple Sexual Offenses Against Minor Children

TODAY in COURT: Eureka Attorney Scheduled for March Trial on Drug Trafficking Charges; Old Town, Rio Dell Murder Cases Move Forward

Hoopa Teenager Arraigned for Roadside Murder Along Highway 96; Suspect Could Face Life in Prison Without Parole

September 2020

Former Humboldt County Insurance Agent Sentenced to 90 Days, Five Years Probation for Embezzlement From Weed Businesses

TODAY in COURT: Suspect in Rio Dell Murder Turns Down Plea Bargain; Woman Accused of Driving Into Crowd of McK Protesters Pleads Not Guilty

After Agents Give Details of Raid on Eureka Attorney’s Home, Judge Holds Him and His Partner to Answer on Charges of Maintaining a Drug House

Judge Hands Down 13-Year Sentence for Defendant in 2016 Manila Roadside Murder; Sentence for Last of Five Accused to be Handed Down Next Month

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


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