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Man Held to Answer on Possession of Meth with Intent to Sell

Aug 13, 2015
Man Held to Answer on Possession of Meth with Intent to Sell

By Haroutun Bejanyan The courtroom was assembled with jurors for the preliminary examination of Jose Antonio Garcia Felix, who is facing charges of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to sell. The incident had taken place on December 7, 2012. Sitting on the stand was Officer Jeff Moe, who had been the one to...

Man Held to Answer on Burglary Charges

Aug 12, 2015
Man Held to Answer on Burglary Charges

By Madeleine Gallay The preliminary hearing for Buenvenida vs. People regarding a burglary of the first degree began in department four. The prosecution called three witnesses during the preliminary trial: the victim and two officers. The first witness presented to the court by the people was the victim. He stated that while he was...

Michael Reyes Faces Life After Conviction of Attempted Murder

Aug 4, 2015
Michael Reyes Faces Life After Conviction of Attempted Murder

Two Co-Defendants Convicted of Accessory After Fact A Yolo County Jury returned Monday with guilty virdicts of Michael Reyes, Lisa Humble and Liberty Landowski in the culmination of a lengthy Yolo County trial. Michael Reyes, 25, faces life in prison after being found guilty of Attempted Murder, Assault with a Semi-Automatic Firearm, Felon in...

Closing Arguments Begin in Long Running Attempted Murder Trial

Jul 31, 2015

By Haroutun Bejanyan Thursday July 30th marked the initial day of closing arguments in the trial of Reyes, Landowski, and Humble. The final closing arguments commenced with prosecuting attorney Amanda Zambor and ceased for the day with only one of the three defense attorneys, Robert Granucci, presenting his counter argument in defense of defendant...

Main Defendant Takes the Stand in Attempted Murder Trial

Jul 30, 2015
Main Defendant Takes the Stand in Attempted Murder Trial

By Tressa Bryant, Jackie Snyder, and Madeleine Gallay Defense’s last witness in the trial Michel Reyes, Lisa Humble and Liberty Landowski was Mr. Reyes himself. Mr. Reyes is being charged with attempted murder with an enhancement in gang affiliation. Ms. Landowski and Ms. Humble are being charged with gang affiliation and accessory to murder....

Police Investigator Takes the Stand in Attempted Murder Trial As Prosecution Wraps Up Their Case

Jul 29, 2015
Police Investigator Takes the Stand in Attempted Murder Trial As Prosecution Wraps Up Their Case

By Jackie Snyder, Tressa Bryant, Madeleine Gallay and Haroutun Bejanyan On Tuesday, the prosecution wrapped up their case in the trial of Michael Reyes, Lisa Humble and Liberty Landowski reconvened on Monday. The three are charged with attempting to kill a Hispanic male in West Sacramento on November 18, 2014. Officer Anthony Herrera, a...

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...

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