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Sentencing for Dorsey Postponed to January

Dec 3, 2016
Sentencing for Dorsey Postponed to January

By Mariel Barbadillo Judgment and sentencing in the case of the People v. Darnell Dorsey was scheduled for December 2, 2016, but Judge Paul Richardson ruled to continue the matter for another month. On November 2, 2016, Mr. Dorsey was found guilty of assaulting his girlfriend’s 20 month old son, Cameron, inflicting great bodily...

Houston Found Not Guilty of Attempted Murder, Withdraws Insanity Plea

Dec 2, 2016
Houston Found Not Guilty of Attempted Murder, Withdraws Insanity Plea

This week, after seven days of deliberation, a jury found Alamar Cyril Houston not guilty of attempted murder, but they found him guilty of 11 felony and two misdemeanor charges, which included striking and critically injuring three bicyclists near Clarksburg last year. On Thursday, the trial entered its second phase – the sanity phase. ...

Investigating Officer Testifies in Shooting Incident

Dec 1, 2016
Investigating Officer Testifies in Shooting Incident

By Ryan Gonzales Testimony was heard in Department 8 of Yolo County Superior Court in the case against Andres Cordova and Andrew Crimmins regarding a shooting incident in Woodland. Although evidence showed that Mr. Cordova and Mr. Crimmins were exchanging threatening text messages right before the shooting occurred, the defense suggested there was insufficient...

Motion to Dismiss Denied in Grand Theft Case

Nov 22, 2016
Motion to Dismiss Denied in Grand Theft Case

By Mariel Barbadillo On November 21, 2016, Judge Paul Richardson denied a motion to dismiss, pursuant to California Penal Code Section 995, in the case of Khadijah Avington. Ms. Avington, represented by Deputy Public Defender Andrea Pelachino, is charged with second-degree burglary and grand theft of 10 purses in excess of $950 dollars from...

Judge Holds Defendants to Answer on Multiple Gang Charges

Nov 21, 2016
Judge Holds Defendants to Answer on Multiple Gang Charges

by Setarah Jahid On November 18th, Friday afternoon, the pre-liminary hearing of Javier Moreno continued. The case revolves around a single date – August 19th, 2015 in West Sacramento – when Mr. Moreno is alleged to have knowingly aided in a gang sale of assault rifles to an undercover officer, in cahoots with two...

Defendant Accused of Intending to Deliver Drugs at Yolo County Jail

Nov 18, 2016
Defendant Accused of Intending to Deliver Drugs at Yolo County Jail

By Samantha Brill On October 19, 2016, Karleigh Jennine Lopez consented to a search of her person and belongings while in the lobby of the Yolo County Jail at 9:20am. The defendant was said to have been there to pick up her friend, however, her friend was later found to have already been released...

Gang Expert Testifies

Nov 18, 2016
Gang Expert Testifies

By Yelda Arghandiwal The prosecution, one defense attorney and a witness sat in Department 7 at Yolo County Superior Court on November 16, 2016, wondering where the other defense attorney could possibly be. Everyone began to worry. The court was scheduled at 1:30PM, but it was 1:45PM, with no sign of the attorney. The...

Prosecution Brings in Doctors to Testify in Attempted Murder Case

Nov 17, 2016
Prosecution Brings in Doctors to Testify  in Attempted Murder Case

By Sarah Senan and Jagjit Bath “It is a very stimulant drug, the most dangerous of all stimulants. It can produce psychotic experiences, very much outside of reality,” said Dr. Stancil Johnson about methamphetamine. He was brought by the People to testify in their case against Alamar Cyril Houston. Mr. Houston is charged with...

Prosecution Begins Case in Attempted Murder Case

Nov 15, 2016
Prosecution Begins Case in Attempted Murder Case

By Sarah Senan The afternoon of October 14, 2016, brought the resumption of the case of the People v. Houston,  Judge David Rosenberg presiding. Mr. Houston is being charged with attempted murder, car theft, and violence. The defendant is pleading not guilty by  reason of insanity due to his untreated mental illness, whereas the...

Preliminary Hearing on Felony Fire Arm Charges

Nov 9, 2016
Preliminary Hearing on Felony Fire Arm Charges

By Samantha Brill In department 13 on November 8th, 2016, Judge Paul K. Richardson over saw the preliminary trial for The people’s case against Isel Fairly. Mr. Fairly is charged with two counts, one for possession of a fire arm after previously being convicted of a felony and count two possession of a zip...

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