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Kitchen case to go to trial

Kitchen case to go to trial

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – A Superior Court judge has ordered Marci Kitchen, 39, of Fortuna to be arraigned on May 25 for all the vehicular manslaughter charges brought against her last September in connection with the deaths of two 14-year-old girls, her daughter Kiya and her close friend Faith Tsarnas. Deputy District

CHP finds Marci Kitchen ‘extremely intoxicated,’ failing to brake, attempting to conceal evidence

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – A California Highway Patrol investigator who specializes in vehicular accidents and DUIs concluded that Marci Kitchen, 39, was in a state of “acute” or “extreme” intoxication when she collided with her daughter and a close girlfriend at 9:16 p.m. last July 12, killing both teenagers on the outskirts

Parents battle in Fortuna hit & run tragedy

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – Compounding the despair of their teenage daughter’s July 13 hit-and-run death, divorcees Joseph and Marcia Kitchen are fighting over the custody and visitation of their 17-year-old son. They are equally embattled over the cremated remains of their 14-year-old daughter, Kiya. In court documents, Joseph Kitchen accuses his ex-wife

At memorial, Fortuna mourns second hit & run victim

Paul Mann Mad River Union FORTUNA – Heartsick with the needless hit-and-run deaths of two 14-year-old Fortuna girls, more than 300 mourners attended a memorial service Sunday afternoon, July 31, for Kiya Suzanne Kitchen. She was killed alongside her closest friend, Faith Lorraine Tsarnas, as the two skateboarded after dusk along Eel River Road on