Courts

September 2021

CHRISTIE RETRIAL: Misdemeanor Charges Dropped Against Arcata Rancher Accused of Animal Cruelty

HSU Student Sentenced to 10 Years For Sexually Assaulting Intoxicated Victims

Rancher Ray Christie Equipped With New Los Angeles-Based Lawyer, Who Again Asks for More Time to Prepare for Trial

Hearing on Hold in Bear River Triple Homicide While Parties Mull Plea Deal

TODAY in COURT: Trial Dates Set for Hikshari Murder Suspect, Eureka Attempted Murder Suspect, Suspect in Shooting of Fortuna Juvenile

August 2021

TODAY in COURT: Another Delay in Case of Woman Accused of Reckless Driving For Plowing Through McK Black Lives Matter Protesters

Judge Rescinds Order That Would Have Released Sexually Violent Predator Josh Cooley From State Mental Hospital

Orick Man Who Poached Old Growth Redwood Burl Sentenced to Probation, Community Service and Banned From Parks

McK Man Must Stand Trial on Charges of Shooting Friend in the Penis During Alleged Robbery Attempt, Judge Rules

Humboldt County Supervisors Appoint Luke Brownfield as Public Defender

TODAY in COURT: Former Building Inspector Pleads Guilty to Bribery; Bail Denied for Mayhem, Kidnapping Suspect

Ready or Not, Ray Christie is Going to Trial in October

Ray Christie Fires Colorful, Outspoken Southern California Attorney Two Days Before Trial

TODAY IN COURT: Defense Puts Forward Plea Offer in Bear River Triple Murder; Plus: The State of Play in Three Other Local Homicide Cases

July 2021

Rancher Ray Christie’s Attorney Asks For Yet Another New Trial On Top of His Client’s Already Impending Retrial

Suspect in Hikshari Trail Murder Must Stand Trial, Judge Rules

Aggressive Dog Allegedly Owned by Chris Brown Found Loose in Humboldt County, Euthanized on Christmas Eve After Serious Biting Incident at Singer’s LA Home

June 2021

McKinleyville Man Charged in Federal Court for Being a Felon With a Firearm and Meth for Distribution

McKinleyville Woman Convicted of Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated Receives Shortest Allowable Sentence

(GRAPHIC) Doctor Provides Testimony Detailing Autopsy Performed on Victim in Hikshari Trail Murder

SoHum Murder Suspect Changes Plea to Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity

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


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