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Gang Testimony Presented in Attempted Murder Trial

Jul 24, 2015

By Tressa Bryant and Haroutun Bejanyan The trial of Mr. Reyes, Ms. Landowski, and Ms. Humble continued with witness Sargent Jason Winger. Sargent Winger works in West Sacramento and is a special investigator for criminal street gangs and drug dealers. Although, Sargent Winger was away on vacation during the incident he was asked to...

Closing Arguments in the Drug Possession Case

Jul 24, 2015

By Madeleine Gallay The case against Kevin Slaton concluded on Thursday with closing arguments which continued into the afternoon. Public Defender Mr. Borrusos final argument pulled together witness testimonies and facts in an effort to show that Mr. Slaton is not in fact a drug dealer. He began by showing the jury that Slaton...

Attempted Murder Trial Resumes

Jul 23, 2015
Attempted Murder Trial Resumes

By Tressa Bryant and Harouton Bejanyan (Editor’s note: court scheduling issues this week had left all of Tuesday and part of Wednesday off, but the trial resumed Wednesday afternoon). The trial of Liberty Landowski, Michael Reyes and Lisa Humble resumed with a witness who recognized Humble as the woman she helped to rent a...

Drug Possession Trial Resumes

Jul 23, 2015
Drug Possession Trial Resumes

By Harald Kirn and Madeleine Gallay The trial charging Kevin Slaton with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine reconvened the morning of July 22 with the continued testimony of Agent Austin, of the California Highway Patrol and YONET  (Yolo Narcotics Enforcement Team). The defendant was arrested after being pulled over for reckless driving and...

Attempted Murder Trial Continues

Jul 20, 2015
Attempted Murder Trial Continues

By Harald Kirn and Madeleine Gallay The attempted murder trial of Michael Reyes, Liberty Landowski, and Lisa Humble resumed July 17 with the prosecution calling five witnesses, including three police detectives involved in the manhunt that apprehended the defendants, the receptionist at the La Quinta inn where they were found, and Liberty Landowski’s father....

Victim Takes the Stand in Attempted Murder Trail

Jul 17, 2015
Victim Takes the Stand in Attempted Murder Trail

By Tressa Bryant, Jackie Snyder, Madeleine Gallay The trial of Mr. Reyes, Ms. Landowski, and Ms. Humble with testimonies from two witnesses and the victim spoke about what happened on November 18th 2014. Today witness number three for prosecutor Mrs. Zambor spoke about what she witnessed. She was talking on the phone with her...

Sufficient Evidence Found to Hold Woman to Murder Charges in West Sacramento Case

Jul 9, 2015
Sufficient Evidence Found to Hold Woman to Murder Charges in West Sacramento Case

By Haroutun Bejanyan The preliminary hearing of Kelly Dena Carew, 26, for the alleged murder of Herbert Ublic Rhodes, 60, concluded on July 8, 2015, after three days in session. Judge Stephen Mock ruled the existence of sufficient evidence under Penal Code section 187(a) to set in motion an arraignment on the date of...

Honest Mistake or Grand Theft of Casino Winnings?

Jul 2, 2015
Honest Mistake or Grand Theft of Casino Winnings?

by Jackie Snyder Closing arguments took place on the morning of July 1, 2015 in the case against Dorothy Dacosta.  The trial began Monday and only lasted a few short days.  Once the trial was placed in the jury’s hands, July 1, 2015, a guilty verdict was reached in less than two hours. The...

Malik Acquitted of Attempted Murder; Guilty of Assault

Jun 16, 2015
Malik Acquitted of Attempted Murder; Guilty of Assault

by Jackie Snyder People v. Adam Malik concluded Thursday, June 11, 2015, as both the prosecution and defense rested. Only a few short days later, on June 15, 2015, the jury returned their verdict – not guilty of the charge of attempted murder. The jury did, however, convict Malik of the two lesser charges,...

Evidence Portion of Attempted Murder Trial Concludes

Jun 10, 2015
Evidence Portion of Attempted Murder Trial Concludes

by Jackie Snyder Witness testimony resumed on the morning of June 9, 2015, in People v Adam Malik. Among the witnesses called were Dr. Bernard, who met with the defendant regarding post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the defendant’s mother, who testified earlier in the trial. Dr. Bernard testified that the Defendant was diagnosed...

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