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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...

Victims Believe Burglary Case is Appropriate Application of Three Strikes

Oct 1, 2014

By Charmayne Schmitz Mario Lopez appeared in Judge Reed’s courtroom for sentencing on Tuesday, September 30. The burglary at 31 College Street on March 10, 2014, is only one of a spree of crimes this defendant is accused of. Today’s charges consisted of seventeen counts of burglary and possession of a firearm enhanced by...

Brief Insanity Hearing Features Contradicting Experts on Marsh

Sep 30, 2014

by Antoinnette Borbon It was a very brief but contradicting testimony between experts today in the case against young Daniel Marsh. On Friday, a Jury of his peers found Daniel Marsh to be guilty on first degree murder with special circumstances to be true. Daniel Marsh, now a 17 year-old young boy, is responsible...

Blood Thirsty Or Failed By The System? Daniel Marsh Trial Concludes

Sep 26, 2014

by Antoinnette Borbon The state’s case against young Daniel Marsh ended today with what would take prosecution just about a full day to present his closing arguments to jurors.  Prosecutor, Mike Cabral delivered a powerful message. He says that Daniel Marsh had a,” blood lust, was blood thirsty.” Explaining to jurors, Daniel had planned the deaths for weeks. But defense would eloquently turn the...

Closing Arguments for Marsh – Part One

Sep 26, 2014

By Genevieve Ghamian The complicated closing arguments began September 25, 2014 in the trial of Daniel Marsh. Deputy District Attorney Mike Cabral commenced by thanking the jurors for their time. Daniel Marsh is on trial for the deaths of Oliver Northup and Claudia Maupin, who were found dead in their home on April 14,...

Harvard Psychiatrist Puts Blame on Patient and Their Family

Sep 24, 2014
Harvard Psychiatrist Puts Blame on Patient and Their Family

By Charmayne Schmitz The trial of Daniel Marsh continued on September 23 as Douglas Jacobs, M.D. took the stand. The doctor was adamant that drugs and doctors could not be blamed for Daniel’s violent acts. Instead, he threw a variety of reasons at the court during the morning session. Dr. Jacobs is a psychiatric...

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...

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