Courts

April 2019

CHAD SMITH TRIAL, DAY ONE: Opening Statements on First Day of Second Trial for Alleged Eureka Child Molester

TODAY in COURT: Former HSU Basketball Coach Pleads Not Guilty to Burglary; No One’s Sure if Two Murder Suspects are Mentally Competent to Stand Trial

Trial of 15-Year-Old Accused of Murdering Eureka Kid at Cemetery Will be Delayed; Defense Attorney Needs Time to Complete Investigation

Arcata Man to Face Attempted Murder Charges Over Last Week’s Highway 299 Shootout

‘We Took It Too Far’: Man Sentenced to 7 Years for 2015 Garberville Killing

Eureka Man Accused of Stabbings Outside The Jam and The Pearl Will Stand Trial

(UPDATE) Former Correctional Officer Cory Fisher Found Guilty of Child Molestation; Acquitted of Sexual Abuse of Inmates

FISHER TRIAL: Verdict Expected This Afternoon in Former Correctional Officer’s Child Molestation Case

FISHER TRIAL: Closing Arguments Have Ended and the Case is With the Jury

FISHER TRIAL: Prosecution, Defense Make Their Closing Arguments in Sexual Assault Trial of Former Correctional Officer

March 2019

FISHER TRIAL: Estranged Wife, Youngest Alleged Victim Give Jury Different Timelines About When She Was Told of Abuse

FISHER TRIAL: Inmate Testifies for the Defense of Accused Correctional Officer; Says Fellow Inmates Made Up Stories to Frame Fisher

Man Found Guilty of Using Flame Thrower to Set Eureka Apartment Complex Ablaze

LEEN HEARING: Judge Declines to Hold Eureka Woman to Answer for Murder in Stabbing Death of Teenager; Case Against Leen’s Son Moves Forward in Juvenile Court

Fight Over Phone, Backpack Led to Fatal Stabbing in Cemetery, Witness Testifies; Judge to Rule on Murder Charges Today

Witness to Killing of Eureka Teen Tells Judge That Suspect’s Mom Held Her Back While Her Son Stabbed Victim

Future of Arcata Woman Who Killed Her Infant Daughter While Suffering Mental Illness Still in Limbo

Crabbers Could Feel the Pain as State Reaches Tentative Agreement With Environmental Group Over Whale Entanglement

Witness to Slaying of Eureka Teen Tells Court That the Victim Was Her Boyfriend, the Accused Killer Her Ex

FISHER TRIAL: Expert Witness Tells Jurors Why Children Don’t Always Report Abuse

In Eureka Teen Murder Case, District Attorney Keeps Asking For Judges to Be Disqualified

ACLU Sues St. Joseph Health for Discrimination Against Transgender Patient

FISHER TRIAL, DAY FIVE: Second Inmate, Who Has Known the Accused Since Childhood, Says That Former Jailer Sexually Assaulted Him in His Sleep

FISHER TRIAL, DAY FIVE: Inmate Testifies That Former Correctional Officer Touched Him Inappropriately, Generally Behaved in Odd and Lewd Fashion

Prosecutor Requests Disqualification of Judge in Eureka Teen Murder Case

FISHER TRIAL, DAY FOUR: ‘I Was Scared’: Youngest Victim of Accused Child Molester Details Abuse He and His Brothers Suffered

FISHER TRIAL, DAY FOUR: Accused Child Molester’s Close Friend Took Abuse Allegations to Eureka Police

FISHER TRIAL, DAY THREE: An Alleged Child Victim Takes the Stand; The Accused’s Attorney Lays Groundwork For a Defense

Man Responsible for 2017 Arcata Plaza Hammer Attack Found Guilty of Attempted Murder, Faces 11 Years to Life

FISHER TRIAL, DAY THREE: Second Man Testifies That Former Correctional Officer Drugged, Beat and Molested Him as a Child

FISHER TRIAL: Former Correctional Officer’s Ex-Wife Describes the Accused Molester Physically Assaulting Victim

Soldier Testifies to a Decade of Abuse at the Hands of Former Corrections Officer, Accused Child Molester Cory Fisher

Convicted Eureka Child Molester Sentenced to 188 Years to Life

Judge Rules Hoopa Man Must Stand Trial For Murder in 2018 Shooting Death of His Sister

February 2019

Voluntary Manslaughter? Prosecutor, Defense Attorney Discuss Jury’s Verdict in the Hinson Case

Jury Acquits Hinson of Murder; Voluntary Manslaughter Conviction Could Amount to Anything From Small Sentence to 12 Years

Juror in Hinson Murder Case Quits to Get Back to Work; Deliberations Begin All Over Again With Alternate

Jury Deliberating the Fate of SoHum Murder Suspect William Hinson

NCJ EMBEZZLEMENT CASE: No Evidence That Money Stopped Disappearing After the Accused Quit, Defense Attorney Claims

SoHum Murder Suspect’s Story Changes as Testimony Wraps Up; Psychologist Says Memory Can be Faulty

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


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