Courts

January 2021

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

ETTERSBURG MURDER CASE: Judge Rules That Ryan Tanner Must Stand Trial For Murder

ETTERSBURG MURDER CASE: Prosecutors Play Jailhouse Phone Tapes for the Judge; Medical Examiner Testifies

ETTERSBURG MURDER CASE: Defense Attorney Grills Lead Detective, Attempts to Cast Doubt on Witnesses, Evidence, Investigation

ETTERSBURG MURDER CASE: Police Investigators Testify to the Discovery of the Body and Possible Murder Weapons

ETTERSBURG MURDER CASE: Another Witness Testifies That All Was Fine Between the Accused Murderer and the Victim on the Night of His Death

ETTERSBURG MURDER CASE: Another Neighbor Testifies That the Accused Had Been on a Paranoid, Violent Rampage for Weeks Before the Killing

ETTERSBURG MURDER TRIAL: Girlfriend of the Accused Testifies That He Abused Her and Threatened Her With Death

Humboldt County Superior Court Shuts Down New Jury Trials Until at Least Mid-January Due to COVID Spike

Teenager Sentenced for 2019 Arcata Drug Deal Shooting; Manslaughter Plea Agreement Sends Suspect to State Juvenile Justice

Arcata Stabbing Suspect Will Head to Trial Next Week

Prosecutors Offer Plea Deal to Man Accused of 2018 Stabbing Murder Outside Arcata Bar

Murder Trial Scheduled For Suspect in 2018 Arcata Bar Stabbing, Even Though Pandemic May End Up Delaying It

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


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