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Jury Sent to Deliberate in Meth Trial

Jul 30, 2014
Jury Sent to Deliberate in Meth Trial

by Justine Joya and Silvia Ramos Medina Trial for Defendant Patricio Rosas Jr. proceeded Wednesday morning with Deputy Sheriff Charles Hoyt still on the stand, and concluded later in the afternoon with the jury deliberating. On February 25, 2014, the defendant was pulled over for a vehicle violation.  Deputy Sheriff Hoyt discovered 0.21 g...

Attempted Repo Gone Wrong

Jul 30, 2014
Attempted Repo Gone Wrong

by Ibraham Dbouk On the afternoon of July 28, 2014, defendant Gregory Cash appeared with his attorney Bob Spangler in department 8 of the Yolo County Courthouse for his preliminary hearing. Mr. Cash, whom is still detained, is being charged on two separate cases. The first case had two counts, one of which is...

Jury Trial Set to Begin on Possession of Controlled Substance

Jul 29, 2014
Jury Trial Set to Begin on Possession of Controlled Substance

By Saghi Nojoomi District and Defense Attorneys Question Potential Jurors on Past Experiences with Officers – On Monday, Defense Attorney Peter Borruso questioned potential jurors on their past experiences with police officers while Deputy Attorney General Craig S. Meyers inquired about their definition and beliefs on reasonable doubt, before the first witness’s testimony. After...

One Case Moves to Trial While A Defender Will Represent Himself in Another

Jul 29, 2014
One Case Moves to Trial While A Defender Will Represent Himself in Another

Inmate Waves His Right to a Public Defender and Represents Himself By Justine Joya The trial setting conference for the case against Joshua Gilchrist took place on the morning of July 28. Serving for the people is Deputy District Attorney Jennifer McHugh, and representing the defendant is the defendant himself. During a morning break...

Additional Witnesses Testify in Fourth and Hope Case

Jul 24, 2014
Additional Witnesses Testify in Fourth and Hope Case

By Saghi Nojoomi, Justine Joya, and Patrick Shum Additional witnesses testified in department 4 of the Yolo County Superior Court in the case involving Fourth and Hope’s former executive director, Leona Jull on Wednesday. Defendant Leona Jull is charged with felony theft of over $30,000 from Woodland’s Fourth and Hope, a local homeless shelter....

Judge Denies Defense Motion to Continue

Jul 19, 2014
Judge Denies Defense Motion to Continue

by Patrick Shum A sense of annoyance was implicitly conveyed by Judge David Rosenberg this morning in Department Four at the Yolo County courthouse, as he denied the defense’s motion that the jury trial of Leona Jull be moved from its current date to a later date. After five motions to continue, a jury...

Plea Deal Offered In Gang Case Stuns Family Members

Jul 4, 2014
Plea Deal Offered In Gang Case Stuns Family Members

by Antoinette Borbon It was a stunning offer to family members today to hear the proposed plea deal set to be discussed before the next hearing in the case against the four young men who have been accused of robbing and assaulting a Woodland man in June of 2013. During trial , James Nichols,...

Man in Woman’s Clothing Charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon

Jul 4, 2014
Man in Woman’s Clothing Charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon

by Justine Joya and Silvia Ramos Medina On the morning of July 2nd, Mr. David Whitfield’s case began jury trial. Mr. Whitfield is being charged with the carrying of a concealed weapon. Before the jury entered the courtroom, both counsels and Judge Reed were disputing whether or not the defendant’s previous crimes should be...

Daughter Terrorizes Elderly Mother for Six Hours

Jul 3, 2014
Daughter Terrorizes Elderly Mother for Six Hours

by Jane Fitzsimmons A captivating preliminary hearing began on the afternoon of July 2nd, in Department Four with Honorable Judge Rosenberg presiding. Represented by Defense Van Zandt, Defendant Monica Martin of Yolo County faces three felonies and one misdemeanor that include: Endangerment of the elderly under circumstances to produce great bodily injury or death,...

Trial Begins in Concealed Weapon Case

Jul 3, 2014
Trial Begins in Concealed Weapon Case

by Silvia Ramos Medina On the morning of July 2nd, the case against David Whitfield began jury trial. Mr. Whitfield is being charged with carrying and concealing a dirk, or any weapon with a fixed sharpened blade capable for stabbing. Before the jury was called into the courtroom to begin trial, both counsels and...

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