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Defendant Held To Answer On Corporal Injury Charge

May 2, 2016
Defendant Held To Answer On Corporal Injury Charge

By Tiffany Yeh Timothy Armstrong is charged with infliction of corporal injury on a person with a current or former dating relationship. For purposes of the preliminary hearing, Judge Richardson held the defendant to answer on the charge and the count 2 stipulated charge. The victim and Armstrong knew each other from high school....

Samples Requested by the Defense in Dorsey Case

May 1, 2016
Samples Requested by the Defense in Dorsey Case

By Tiffany Yeh                                                                                                                       Darnell Dorsey is accused of assaulting a child, causing the child’s death in Davis. The prosecution’s medical expert in the case is Dr. Bennet Omalu, who is a UC Davis Medical Center pathologist and San Joaquin County medical examiner. The defense’s medical expert wants all of the stock jars of the...

Judge Richardson Denies Another Motion to Suppress

Apr 27, 2016
Judge Richardson Denies Another Motion to Suppress

By Tiffany Yeh Deputy Public Defender Andrea Pelochino argued that the detention of defendant Courtney Smith occurred a few seconds after Officer Alicia Slater began talking to Smith and that it was not a consensual encounter. Officer Slater had no probable cause to arrest Smith. DPD Pelochino also stated that the officer decided right...

YONET Undercover Drug Sting, Offer to Sell Methamphetamine

Apr 20, 2016
YONET Undercover Drug Sting, Offer to Sell Methamphetamine

By Tiffany Yeh The preliminary hearing for Mary Elizabeth Amuzie started Tuesday afternoon. She is charged with felony offering to sell methamphetamine. One issue about YONET’s undercover drug sting was whether the officer who arrested Ms.  Amuzie had probable cause to do so; was the probable cause found after Ms. Amuzie was arrested and...

Closing Arguments in the Lovett Trial

Apr 19, 2016
Closing Arguments in the Lovett Trial

by Misha Berman and Tiffany Yeh On 4/14/2016 in Department 10 in the morning both Deputy District Attorney Robin Johnson and Yolo County Public Defender Martha Sequiera made their closing statements for the Eric Lovett trial. Before Ms. Johnson and Ms. Sequiera made their closing statements Judge Maguire told the jury that they are...

Officer Testimony Resumed on Friday

Apr 11, 2016
Officer Testimony Resumed on Friday

By Misha Berman Officer Anthony Herrera, a West Sacramento Police Department detective, resumed his testimony on the morning of April 8, 2016, in Department 10. Deputy Public Defender Martha Sequiera was cross-examining him. Officer Herrera explained that he and Officer Louis Cameron, also a detective with the department, separated when they arrived at the...

Testimony by Officer Continues in Lovett Trial

Apr 8, 2016
Testimony by Officer Continues in Lovett Trial

By Misha Berman and Tiffany Yeh “Did you identify any finger prints on the metal knife?” asked Deputy District Attorney Robin Johnson to witness Officer Anthony Herrera, a detective who works for the West Sacramento Police Department. Officer Herrera was testifying in court today in Department 10 for the trial of Defendant Eric Lovett....

Testimony by Officer Resumes in Lovett Trial

Apr 8, 2016
Testimony by Officer Resumes in Lovett Trial

By Misha Berman and Tiffany Yeh “Did you identify any fingerprints on the metal knife?” asked Deputy District Attorney Robin Johnson of the witness, Officer Anthony Herrera, a detective who works for the West Sacramento Police Department. Officer Herrera was testifying in court today in Department 10 for the trial of Defendant Eric Lovett....

Officer Herrera Testifies about Gestures and Remembering Conversation with Landowski

Apr 6, 2016
Officer Herrera Testifies about Gestures and Remembering Conversation with Landowski

by Tiffany Yeh Officer Anthony Herrera, a detective with the West Sacramento Police Department, testified in the Lovett trial today as both a fact witness and an expert on criminal street gangs. Defendant Eric Lovett is charged with accessory to attempted murder, dissuading a witness, and gang enhancements; the latter charge was added. Officer...

Testimony Continues in Lovett Trial

Mar 20, 2016
Testimony Continues in Lovett Trial

By Monica Velez Ernie Sotello’s ex-wife’s testimony was interrupted during Eric Lovett’s criminal trial on March 18, 2016, the morning starting off with Sacramento Police officer Jason Meyers. Mr. Lovett is facing charges of gang enhancements, accessory to attempted murder after the fact and dissuading a witness. Officer Meyer was being asked questions regarding...

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