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Bodhi Tree’s appeal denied, murder convictions upheld – read the court’s opinion

Bodhi Tree’s appeal denied, murder convictions upheld – read the court’s opinion

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union EUREKA – An appeals court has upheld the murder conviction of Bodhi Tree, who killed two people in Arcata on May 18, 2013. Tree was convicted in 2014 of the murder of Alan “Sunshine” Marcet and Christina Schwartz, plus the attempted murder of Rhett August in Eureka. He was

Tree gets life in prison

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Convicted murderer and Garberville native Bodhi Tree, 29, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for a double murder in Arcata and a separate attempted murder in Eureka in mid-2013. Calling the crimes senseless and defying logic, Humboldt County Superior Court Judge Dale A. Reinholtsen ordered Friday that Tree serve consecutive

Bodhi Tree could serve 117.5 years for murders, attempted murder

You must state your case, and you must prove it. – Aristotle Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The trio of guilty verdicts against Garberville native Bodhi Tree marked a near-total rejection of defense counsel’s unshakable stand that the prosecution’s murder case did not even begin to allay reasonable doubt. Only Tree’s conviction for second

Tree Murder Trial Shifts To Arcata Killings

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Hard evidence versus circumstantial evidence. That remains the divide between prosecution and defense as the Bodhi Tree murder trial heads into its second month, shifting to the Arcata case from the Eureka one. Police found no weapon in either murder. And no one saw the killer. There were

Tree Trial Pivots On Motive, Police Work

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The prosecution is focused on motive, the defense on investigative lapses as the murder trial of Bodhi Tree, 28, of Arcata, enters its second week. Humboldt County Deputy District Attorney Elan Firpo told jurors in her opening statement May 14 that Tree’s long history of retaliatory and criminal

Bodhi Tree A Suspect In Eureka Shooting

If you have any information on the Eureka shooting please call Lead Detective Peter Cress at (707) 441-4390, Senior Detective Ron Harpham at (707) 441-4305 or the Eureka Police Department’s main number at (707) 441-4060. If you have information specific to the homicides in Arcata contact Lt. Ryan Peterson at (707) 822-2428.

Bodhi Tree Booked On Two Counts Of Murder

City of Arcata PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HOMICIDE SUSPECT ARRESTED On May 18, 2013, at about 2 a.m., the Arcata Police Department responded to the 2400 block of Eye Street on the report of gunshot victims inside the residence.  A female victim was pronounced dead at the scene, the male victim was pronounced dead at Mad