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Gang Trial Continues

Aug 26, 2016
Gang Trial Continues

by Misha Berman This morning in court in Department 8 was the case for Defendants Jason Lopez and Stephon Ramirez. Both Mr. Ramirez and Mr. Lopez are not in custody. Before the jury was let both the prosecution and defense attorneys discussed important matters regarding the case. “I am ruling a motion to exclude...

Testimonies Provide Insight into Factors Leading to Baby Death

Aug 25, 2016
Testimonies Provide Insight into Factors Leading to Baby Death

By Christina D. On August 24, 2016, in Department 14, witnesses continued to testify about events involving Samantha Green and her baby. On February 7, 2015, Ms. Green was a patient in the Kaiser hospital in Roseville, under the care of a registered nurse in the postpartum unit. Her baby, Justice Rees, was cared...

Witnesses Testify on Green’s Parental Responsibility

Aug 24, 2016
Witnesses Testify on Green’s Parental Responsibility

By Christina D. and Raya Zahdeh Through further witness testimonies on August 23, 2016, in Department 14, defendant Samantha Green’s past commitment to prenatal care were called into question. First, seven stipulations were read to the jury, instructing them to be accepted as fact without testimony. During her pregnancy, Green had undergone six separate...

Samantha Green Trial Continues

Aug 21, 2016
Samantha Green Trial Continues

by Jade Wolansky Friday, August 19th marked the fifth day of testimony for the Samantha Green trial in Department 14. Judge Rosenberg presided over the case. Ms. Green is charged with second-degree murder of her 19-day old newborn with implied malice. The first witness to take the stand was “KF”. He was in custody...

Opening Statements in Samantha Green Trial

Aug 19, 2016
Opening Statements in Samantha Green Trial

By Mariel Barbadillo The trial for the People v. Samantha Lee Green resumed on August 18, 2016. Ms. Green is charged with the murder of her son, Justice Rees. Murder is defined in California Penal Code 187 as the unlawful killing of another human being or fetus with malice aforethought. Deputy District Attorney Ryan...

Gang Trial Resumes

Aug 18, 2016
Gang Trial Resumes

By Sophie Marconi and Jade Wolansky On August 17 in Department 8 at 9:03 am, Judge David Reed presided over the case against two defendants, Joseph Lopez and Stephon Ramirez. The reconvening of the trial began with the continuation of witness testimony from an Officer Regan, who detained Jose Ramirez at the time of...

Hendrix Held to Answer on Murder Charges

Aug 17, 2016
Hendrix Held to Answer on Murder Charges

By Raya Zahdeh The preliminary hearing in the case against Steven Hendrix resumed on August 15, 2016, in Department 13, Judge Paul Richardson presiding. Hendrix, of West Sacramento, is being charged with second-degree murder, among other charges, for his role in the Second Street collision in February of this year which killed Davis resident...

Trial Begins in Samantha Green, Baby Murder

Aug 16, 2016
Trial Begins in Samantha Green, Baby Murder

By Sarah Gregory The trial of Samantha Lee Green commenced in Yolo County Superior Court on August 15, 2016.  The defendant is charged with second degree murder with implied malice. The proceedings began with jury selection.  Judge David Rosenberg addressed the court by providing a summary of the incident.  February 24, 2015, is the...

Trial Begins in DV Case Involving Hearing Impaired Defendant

Aug 11, 2016
Trial Begins in DV Case Involving Hearing Impaired Defendant

by Christina D. and Jamie Moddelmog On Tuesday, August 9, 2016 in Department 9, the jury trial for Donald Wayne Keeling commenced in front of Judge Janene Beronio. Keeling was charged for violations of PC 273.5 (a), 273a (b), and 166 (c) (1). Before they jury was called in, District Attorney Kassie Cardullo and...

Court Watch Coverage of Suppression Motion and Preliminary Hearing

Aug 11, 2016
Court Watch Coverage of Suppression Motion and Preliminary Hearing

Motion to Suppress Evidence of Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia Confiscated During Unwarranted Stop By Mariel Barbadillo On July 5, 2016, Defense Attorney J. Robert Spangler, on behalf of his client David Ramirez, filed a motion to suppress evidence pursuant to Penal Code Section 1538.5. Mr. Ramirez is charged with possessing a controlled substance and...

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