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Taylor Case Concludes with Half of the Charges Dropped

Nov 25, 2014
Taylor Case Concludes with Half of the Charges Dropped

By Jordan Lee After extending the jury trial one day in order for the jurors to complete their deliberation, the jury was only able to find Elijah Taylor guilty of only three out of the six charges. The jury hung on Counts 1, 2, and 3 with doubt by a few jurors as to...

Defendant Allegedly Under the Influence of Ecstasy During Chase

Nov 20, 2014

by Antoinnette Borbon Testimony continued today in the case against a young Oregon man accused of stealing a truck and leading police on a dangerously reckless high-speed chase across county lines. The young man is accused of driving the stolen truck,  leading authorities on a forty mile pursuit. He was arrested after he allegedly crashed the truck into a  residential area of Woodland....

Joy Ride Turns Dangerous

Nov 18, 2014

by Jordan Lee, Antoinnette Borbon and Elaine Gabriel. A 21-year-old Oregon man allegedly stole a Chevy Silverado in Oregon and was on his way to Southern California with two friends when California Highway Patrol attempted to pull him over for speeding. Instead of pulling over, Mr. Taylor began a 40-mile high-speed car chase that...

Defense Seeks to Avoid a Rush to Judgment Verdict

Nov 18, 2014

by Antoinnette Borbon  In the state’s case against a young man from Oregon who allegedly led authorities on a dangerously high-speed chase, jurors were probed about the ability to make a sound decision without exercising a “rush to judgment verdict.” During jury selection today, Public Defender Dan Hutchinson along with Deputy District Attorney, Matt Demura, questioned the...

Witnesses Unravel Tale Of Abusive Pattern In Pinkston Shooting

Oct 28, 2014

by Antoinnette Borbon  The courtroom was packed with friends and family of Leslie Pinkston today, often in tears during testimonies about the defendant’s abusive pattern. Testimony given alleged that the defendant, William Gardner, had been using women to prostitute for him. As the day progressed, a tale of events unfolded leading up to the shooting death...

Xu Gets Prison Time for Role in Park Flashing Incident

Oct 28, 2014

By Genevieve Ghamian Monday October 27, 2014. Judge David Reed sentenced Wenyi Xu, 30, to 3 years and 8 months in state prison. Xu pleaded “no contest” to all twelve of the counts, which included conspiracy, lewd conduct, child annoyance, and disorderly conduct. Xu and Nicholas Robert Bowen, 61, went into parks on Davis...

Dramatic dialogue between News 13 reporter and Murder Suspect

Oct 26, 2014

by Antoinnette Borbon Ending the first week of trial in the case against William Gardner the III, jurors listened to a videotaped conversation between Derek Shorn, a news reporter for channel 13 and the defendant. Derek Shorn sat on the witness stand as prosecution played the videotape with an audio recording of the call between...

Witnesses Describe The Scene In Winter’s Shooting Death Of Leslie Pinkston

Oct 24, 2014

by Antoinnette Borbon The day began with opening statements about the specifics of November 18th, 2013. William Gardner the III is charged with lying in wait and then shooting his ex-girlfriend in downtown Winters. In the early morning hours of November 18th, 2013, an off duty officer described riding his motorcycle thru town with a friend. He...

Judge Allows Jurors to Hear Past Domestic Convictions, As Winters Murder Trial Begins

Oct 22, 2014

by Antoinnette Borbon William Gardner is being charged with lying in wait for his ex- girlfriend and then shooting her to death in Winters last year.  Gardner, whose lengthy criminal past included five prior incidents of domestic violence, drug possession and vandalism, sat emotionless.  Both District Attorney Jeff Riesig and Deputy District Attorney Deanna Hays argued to keep all...

Jury Finds Marsh Sane Despite Defense Pleas to Consider Marsh’s State of Mind

Oct 1, 2014

by Antoinnette Borbon On Tuesday morning  jurors got to hear Public Defender Ron Johnson plead his case for insanity.  The burden of proving that young Daniel Marsh was insane during the commission of his acts in the insanity phase shifted to the defense by clear and convincing evidence. Daniel Marsh was convicted of taking the lives...

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