Tag Archives: Juan Joseph Ferrer

Dueling surprises at Ferrer trial

Dueling surprises at Ferrer trial

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – The defense immediately called Arcata murder suspect Juan Joseph Ferrer to the witness stand in surprise testimony today, April 27 after the prosecution abruptly rested its case without calling some of its key witnesses. Under questioning by Conflict Counsel Marek Reavis, Ferrer, 36, began by flatly denying statements

Lawyers in fatal stabbing case spar over ‘reasonable doubt’

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – The legal meaning of “proof beyond a reasonable doubt” has become a pivot in the Juan Joseph Ferrer murder case, now in its third week of pre-trial deliberations in Humboldt County Superior Court. With the jury likely to be seated this week, Deputy District Attorney Roger C. Rees

D.A.: ‘Ferrer ran and hid’

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – Arcata murder suspect Juan Joseph Ferrer, 36, “ran and hid” after he allegedly stabbed an Arcata chef to death in the very early morning hours of Nov. 25, 2013. Deputy District Attorney Roger C. Rees made the accusation in his opening statement today, April 21, the first day

Defense claims anti-gay bigotry in fatal stabbing case

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – Juan Joseph Ferrer’s lawyer will argue that his client acted strictly in self-defense against homophobic slurs and physical assault when he fatally stabbed an unarmed Arcata chef in 2013. “Mr. Ferrer’s sexual orientation was the precipitating factor” in the street corner confrontation that cost the life of Douglas

Laggard witnesses turn up in Arcata chef murder case

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Three reluctant defense witnesses in the 2013 Arcata chef murder case appeared voluntarily in Humboldt County Superior Court Jan. 26 and affirmed they would return to testify when the trial of suspect Juan Joseph Ferrer begins, probably in April. At a hearing before Judge Arvid Johnson today, Jan.

Ferrer Sentence Becomes A Political Issue In DA Race

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The plea deal that resulted in an effective two-year jail sentence given to Juan Joseph Ferrer for stabbing Douglas Anderson-Jordet to death in Arcata last Nov. 25 could be rescinded. The campaign for District Attorney candidate Arnie Klein issued a press release last Thursday, March 6 stating,

DA Charging Ferrer With Murder, Others With Assault

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union HUMBOLDT –  Juan Joseph Ferrer, 35, is being charged with second-degree murder with a knife in connection with the stabbing death of Douglas Anderson-Jordet on Monday, Nov. 25. Sophie Buttercup Rocheleau, 24, Nicholas Benjamin Stoiber, 28, are being charged with assault with force likely to cause bodily injury. All three

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