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Jury Finds Lemus Guilty of Reduced Charge, Voluntary Manslaughter

May 25, 2016
Jury Finds Lemus Guilty of Reduced Charge, Voluntary Manslaughter

A Yolo County jury convicted Jeffrey Lemus of voluntary manslaughter on Friday, after quickly acquitting him of first and second degree murder.  It was a blow to prosecutors who had sought first degree murder charges, arguing that Mr. Lemus killed Kelly Choate in December 2015, willfully, deliberately and with premeditation, following a long series...

Preliminary Hearing on Robbery

May 23, 2016
Preliminary Hearing on Robbery

By Misha Berman “It’s okay people cry in court all the time,” said Deputy District Attorney Garrett Hamilton to “Ms. K”, who is a Walgreens store clerk, who was crying while she was testifying against Defendant Alamar Houston in Department 14 on 5/18/2016. Ms. K testified that on June 30th, 2015 while she was...

Preliminary Hearing on Robbery

May 23, 2016
Preliminary Hearing on Robbery

By Misha Berman “It’s okay, people cry in court all the time,” said Deputy District Attorney Garrett Hamilton to “Ms. K,” a Walgreens store clerk, who was crying while she was testifying against Defendant Alamar Houston in Department 14 on May 18, 2016. Ms. K alleges that, on June 30, 2015, while she was...

Closing Arguments in Lemus Murder Trial

May 21, 2016
Closing Arguments in Lemus Murder Trial

In December of 2015, Jeffrey Lemus stabbed Kelly Choate to death in Kenny’s Bar & Grill in Woodland.  The Yolo County District Attorney’s office has charged Mr. Lemus with first degree murder.  Defense attorney Ron Johnson of the Yolo County Public Defender’s Office maintains that the act was self-defense.  The trial lasted just under...

Closing Arguments in Lemus Murder Trial

May 21, 2016
Closing Arguments in Lemus Murder Trial

In December of 2015, Jeffrey Lemus stabbed Kelly Choate to death in Kenny’s Bar & Grill in Woodland.  The Yolo County District Attorney’s office has charged Mr. Lemus with first degree murder.  Defense attorney Ron Johnson of the Yolo County Public Defender’s Office maintains that the act was self-defense.  The trial lasted just under...

Closing Arguments in Lemus Murder Trial

May 21, 2016
Closing Arguments in Lemus Murder Trial

In December of 2015, Jeffrey Lemus stabbed Kelly Choate to death in Kenny’s Bar & Grill in Woodland.  The Yolo County District Attorney’s office has charged Mr. Lemus with first degree murder.  Defense attorney Ron Johnson of the Yolo County Public Defender’s Office maintains that the act was self-defense.  The trial lasted just under...

Closing Arguments in Lemus Murder Trial

May 21, 2016
Closing Arguments in Lemus Murder Trial

In December of 2015, Jeffrey Lemus stabbed Kelly Choate to death in Kenny’s Bar & Grill in Woodland.  The Yolo County District Attorney’s office has charged Mr. Lemus with first degree murder.  Defense attorney Ron Johnson of the Yolo County Public Defender’s Office maintains that the act was self-defense.  The trial lasted just under...

Evidence Concludes in Murder Trial

May 19, 2016
Evidence Concludes in Murder Trial

Forensic Pathologist Who Conducted Mr. Choate’s Autopsy Testifies By Tiffany Yeh Witness Dr. Ikechi Ogan, a forensic pathologist with the Forensic Medical Group, testified in court today about the autopsy he performed on Kelly Choate. He estimates that he has performed around 5,000 autopsies to date. Jeffrey Lemus is on trial, accused of the...

Evidence Concludes in Murder Trial

May 19, 2016
Evidence Concludes in Murder Trial

Forensic Pathologist who Conducted Mr. Choate’s Autopsy (and others) Testifies By Tiffany Yeh Witness Dr. Ikechi Ogan, a forensic pathologist with the Forensic Medical Group, testified in court today about the autopsy he performed on Kelly Choate. He estimates that he has performed around 5,000 autopsies to date. Upon physical examination, Dr. Ogan saw,...

Closing Arguments in Gang Case

May 17, 2016
Closing Arguments in Gang Case

By Misha Berman  “Alex Hernandez and Joe Moreno did not directly stab victim but they can be convicted for aiding and abetting,” said Deputy District Attorney Amanda Zambor during her closing statement during the trial of Defendants Alex Hernandez and Joel Moreno in Department 13 on 5/13/2016. Ms. Zambor first explained the different counts...

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