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Judge Rules Tumblr Images Not Admissible As Rokop Testimony Continues

Sep 16, 2014
Judge Rules Tumblr Images Not Admissible As Rokop Testimony Continues

By Genevieve Ghamian The trial of Daniel Marsh continued Monday morning with Yolo County Superior Court Judge David Reed ruling the images on Tumblr were not admissible. Judge Reed decided that the images not be shown to the jury, but statements and not prejudicial images from the website were admissible. Dr. James Rokop, the...

Off Duty Police Officer Uses Hate Speech in Pizza Parlor

Sep 16, 2014
Off Duty Police Officer Uses Hate Speech in Pizza Parlor

by Antoinnette Borbon In a preliminary hearing involving a Pizza Parlor brawl in Winters, the court would learn that off duty officer, Steve Godden would identify his alleged assailants as, “f—fagots, queers,” in a statement given to fellow officer from the Winters Police Department. Miguel and Alfredo Moreno are being charged with assault on an officer, assault with a...

Psychiatrist Denies Side Effect from Marsh Medication

Sep 12, 2014
Psychiatrist Denies Side Effect from Marsh Medication

by Antoinnette Borbon In the close of yesterday’s testimony by Daniel’s Kaiser Psychiatrist, confusion loomed large as defense could not get but the same response to his questions; which at times, it appeared she had no idea what he was talking about in regards to questions about Daniel’s care. Daniel Marsh is the teen...

Testimony from Marsh Psychiatrist Continues

Sep 12, 2014
Testimony from Marsh Psychiatrist Continues

By Genevieve Ghamian The 8th day of Daniel Marsh began with the redirect examination of Dr. Cheyenne He. Dr. He is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and was responsible for administering and monitoring the medications prescribed for Daniel since January 2013. When Deputy District Attorney Mike Cabral asked about how she decides which medication...

Marsh Murder Trial Opens

Sep 3, 2014
Marsh Murder Trial Opens

by Charmayne Schmitz After a year and a half of motions, charges, and counter charges, the trial of Daniel Marsh finally opened on Tuesday. On September 2, 2014 opening statements were given in the Yolo County murder trial of Daniel Marsh, accused of killing two Davis residents in their home on April 14, 2013....

Judge Reduces Theft of $10.62 in Groceries to Misdemeanor

Aug 29, 2014
Judge Reduces Theft of $10.62 in Groceries to Misdemeanor

by Saghi Nojoomi Judge Rosenberg of the Yolo County Superior Court granted the defense’s Motion, allowing the court to scale down the defendant’s felony conviction into a misdemeanor. Defendant Michael Stanley is accused of felony theft of $10.62 of Food for Less grocery items. While the District Attorney urged that the defendant’s past thefts...

Marsh Trial Begins; Alleged Gang Members Face Life in Just Concluded Prelim

Aug 26, 2014
Marsh Trial Begins; Alleged Gang Members Face Life in Just Concluded Prelim

Jury selection in Marsh case begins by Antoinnette Borbon The courtroom was packed Monday morning, leaving virtually nothing but standing room for many who await to see if they will be picked for the jurors in the case against young Daniel Marsh. Daniel Marsh is accused of taking the lives of two elderly couple...

Prosecution and Defense Attorney Object During Intense Cross Examination

Aug 19, 2014
Prosecution and Defense Attorney Object During Intense Cross Examination

By Saghi Nojoomi Deputy District Attorney Ryan Couzens and Defense Attorney Rodney Beede continuously objected to “badgering” questions by Defense Attorneys Dean Robert Johansson and James Granucci during cross examination of an in-custody witness. Defendants Anthony Simonetta and Joaquin Galvan face human trafficking charges and are currently being held in-custody. On Monday, both defendants...

Defense Cries Foul At Prosecution’s Refreshment of Victim’s Recollections

Aug 18, 2014
Defense Cries Foul At Prosecution’s Refreshment of Victim’s Recollections

by Saghi Nojoomi and Katie Wu Defense attorney Richard Dudek objected to Deputy District Attorney Deanna Hayes’s method of refreshing a victim’s recollection with police reports in a domestic violence preliminary hearing on Friday. The preliminary hearing for People v. Michael Donnahoe concluded on Friday with a predetermined August 29 arraignment date. Defendant Michael...

Facebook Page and Gage Expert Impact Closing in Craigslist Robbery Case

Aug 15, 2014
Facebook Page and Gage Expert Impact Closing in Craigslist Robbery Case

by Antoinnette Borbon After two days of testimony heard by Detective Joe Perez, who was the state’s main gang expert, the time came to hear the closing arguments. Prosecutor Ryan Couzens would begin by explaining the intricate details of each charge and show the jurors a way to determine verdicts by using what he...

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