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Judge Denies Defense Motion to Continue

Jul 19, 2014
Judge Denies Defense Motion to Continue

by Patrick Shum A sense of annoyance was implicitly conveyed by Judge David Rosenberg this morning in Department Four at the Yolo County courthouse, as he denied the defense’s motion that the jury trial of Leona Jull be moved from its current date to a later date. After five motions to continue, a jury...

Plea Deal Offered In Gang Case Stuns Family Members

Jul 4, 2014
Plea Deal Offered In Gang Case Stuns Family Members

by Antoinette Borbon It was a stunning offer to family members today to hear the proposed plea deal set to be discussed before the next hearing in the case against the four young men who have been accused of robbing and assaulting a Woodland man in June of 2013. During trial , James Nichols,...

Man in Woman’s Clothing Charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon

Jul 4, 2014
Man in Woman’s Clothing Charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon

by Justine Joya and Silvia Ramos Medina On the morning of July 2nd, Mr. David Whitfield’s case began jury trial. Mr. Whitfield is being charged with the carrying of a concealed weapon. Before the jury entered the courtroom, both counsels and Judge Reed were disputing whether or not the defendant’s previous crimes should be...

Daughter Terrorizes Elderly Mother for Six Hours

Jul 3, 2014
Daughter Terrorizes Elderly Mother for Six Hours

by Jane Fitzsimmons A captivating preliminary hearing began on the afternoon of July 2nd, in Department Four with Honorable Judge Rosenberg presiding. Represented by Defense Van Zandt, Defendant Monica Martin of Yolo County faces three felonies and one misdemeanor that include: Endangerment of the elderly under circumstances to produce great bodily injury or death,...

Trial Begins in Concealed Weapon Case

Jul 3, 2014
Trial Begins in Concealed Weapon Case

by Silvia Ramos Medina On the morning of July 2nd, the case against David Whitfield began jury trial. Mr. Whitfield is being charged with carrying and concealing a dirk, or any weapon with a fixed sharpened blade capable for stabbing. Before the jury was called into the courtroom to begin trial, both counsels and...

Sheriff’s Deputies Testifies in Preliminary Hearing of Domestic Violence Case

Jul 2, 2014
Sheriff’s Deputies Testifies in Preliminary Hearing of Domestic Violence Case

Deputy District Attorney Deanna Hayes from the Yolo County District Attorney’s office continued the preliminary hearing of People vs. Gomez on Monday, June 30, 2014 by calling upon Deputy R. Stevens to testify on the domestic violence case presided over by Judge David Rosenberg of the Yolo County Superior Court. The deputy, who was...

Defendant In Gang Case Alleges Assault by Sheriff’s Deputy at County Jail

Jun 30, 2014
Defendant In Gang Case Alleges Assault by Sheriff’s Deputy at County Jail

by Antoinnette Borbon Early Friday morning, the Vanguard was informed that defendant Justin Gonzalez, who awaits the verdict in the co-defendant gang trial, was allegedly slammed into a wall as a Yolo County Sheriff’s Deputy, Sgt. Masterdale, was searching the in-custody defendant. He allegedly found only a small Bible in Gonzalez’s pocket. Justin Gonzalez is...

Prosecutor Throws Curve Ball In Final Closing of Gang Trial

Jun 27, 2014
Prosecutor Throws Curve Ball In Final Closing of Gang Trial

by Antoinnette Borbon Defense counsel used a bit of an animated reenactment of the alleged robbery and assault in closing arguments done yesterday. Jeff Raven even invoking an outburst of laughter as he displays the swings made on alleged victim. Raven acts out a speculative dialogue of the conversations had on the night of...

Key Testimony in YONET Drug Case

Jun 27, 2014
Key Testimony in YONET Drug Case

By Justine Joya The case of Andrea Collins and Vincent Felix continued yesterday morning with Agent Diaz on the stand. Ms. Collins and Mr. Felix are being charged with possession of illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, and intent to sell. There are three counts in total, resulting from a drug raid of their Woodland home...

Judge Denies Prosecutors Motion To Admit Prior Convictions

Jun 24, 2014
Judge Denies Prosecutors Motion To Admit Prior Convictions

by Antoinnette Borbon  The honorable Judge Rosenberg denied DDA Robin Johnsons motion in limine to use the defendants, Jimenez and Gonzales prior gang related convictions in the new trial. Although DDA fought strong to be able to use them to show jurors the two were active members, her efforts were fruitless. Instead, Defense attorney...

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