Courts

October 2020

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

Through Attorney, Judge Denies Assaulting Deputy Public Defender at Lake Shasta Celebration

AUBREY TRIAL: In Closing Arguments, Lawyers Present Their Cases For or Against the Accused Murderer’s Sanity

AUBREY TRIAL: Testimony Ends With Second Doctor Testifying That Accused Murderer Was Legally Insane at the Time He Allegedly Shot His Sister; Closing Arguments Due Monday

AUBREY TRIAL, DAY TWO, PART TWO: Second Psychologist Says Suspect Was Insane When He Shot His Sister

TODAY in COURT: Trial Date Set for Man Accused of Stabbing Another Outside Arcata Bar; Latest on Rancher’s Animal Cruelty Retrial, Eureka Attorney Accused of Trafficking

AUBREY TRIAL, DAY TWO: Psychologist Testifies That Suspect Was Mentally Ill — But Not Legally Insane — at the Time of His Sister’s Murder

AUBREY CASE: On First Day of Trial, Testimony Points to Deep Trauma and Mental Illness in Man Charged With Murdering His Sister

TODAY in COURT: Tennessee Man Charged With Beating Mentally Ill Person to Death in an Old Town Alley May Not be Mentally Competent, Defense Attorney Believes

June 2020

TODAY in COURT: July Trial Date Set for Hoopa Man Accused of Murdering Sister; Cooperating Witness in Manila Murder Plot Can’t be Sentenced Yet

‘A Tragedy for All Those Involved’: Eureka Woman Held to Answer for Killing Her Son

MILLSAP PRELIM: Deceased Teen Had Previously Assaulted Grandmother, Mother, Mother’s Boyfriend and Had Repeatedly Threatened Their Lives, According to Testimony

MILLSAP PRELIM: Police Investigator Testifies About the Fight That Led to a Eureka Mother Allegedly Shooting, Killing Her 17-Year-Old Son Earlier This Year

TODAY in COURT: Rio Dell Murder Suspects Scheduled for Preliminary Hearing; Accused Ferndale Cop-Shooter Deemed Mentally Capable of Standing Trial

Suspect in Eureka Murder, Two Other Recent Stabbings Ruled Mentally Incompetent to Stand Trial

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear 18-Year-Old Klamath Water Rights Case, Upholding Tribal Primacy

TODAY in COURT: Last of Manila Murder Plot Defendants Scheduled for August Trial; Hearing Delayed for Eureka Attorney Accused of Drug Trafficking

COURT ROUNDUP: Mck Woman to Plead Guilty to Manslaughter; Hoopa Man’s Murder Trial Set to Begin; More Updates


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