Tag Archives: Murder

Of human bondage: Humboldt’s underworld

Of human bondage: Humboldt’s underworld

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Roman dictator Gaius Julius Caesar was stabbed 23 (or 33) times with daggers. Hoopa mother-of-three Dorothy Evelyn Ulrich died from about 60 slashing strokes with a samurai sword. From the Ides of March to the present, from political murder to homegrown slayings, civilization asks why human beings take

Suspect claims drugged-up accomplice killed couple

Paul Mann Mad River Union FIELDBROOK/EUREKA – Suddenly, an alleged accomplice now dogs the jury’s reckoning in the Fieldbrook double murder case of Jason Michael Arreaga. The putative accessory is Shavonne Hammers, 36, of Lucerne. Ironically, she was the prosecution’s lead witness three weeks ago and the first to incriminate Arreaga, 30, also of Lucerne,

Bullock pre-trial set for Oct. 30

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – With two psychiatric reports in hand, Humboldt County Superior Court Judge John T. Feeney has scheduled the pre-trial hearing of murder suspect Gary Lee Bullock for Friday, Oct. 30, at 9:30 a.m. That date gives Public Defender Caleb Cockram, Bullock’s lawyer, two weeks to digest the findings of

Severance denied in Warren murder cases

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County Superior Court Judge Timothy Cissna denied a defense motion today, May 27 for separate murder trials for suspect Jason Anthony Warren, who is charged with one count of murdering a Hoopa woman and three counts for a subsequent hit-and-run in Eureka that fatally injured a Humboldt

Arcata trio balks at aiding Ferrer defense

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Three Arcata residents deemed material witnesses by the defense in the Juan Joseph Ferrer murder case have eluded scores of defense attempts to reach them, including four efforts by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office in the past two weeks to subpoena them. Ferrer’s defense attorney, Deputy Conflict Counsel

Candlelight vigil Sunday at MHS for murder victim

Union Staff Report McKINLEYVILLE – A candlelight vigil is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at the McKinleyville High School football field to remember Danielle Nemetz (Rippeon), who was killed Oct. 16 in Lakewood, Wash. The 19-year-old victim’s husband, U.S. Army Specialist Skylar Nemetz, has been charged with first degree murder. The suspect

Tree sentenced in tear-filled courtroom

Why didn’t God save her? – Tina Schwarz, Christina Schwarz’s mother Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Convicted murderer Bodhi Tree’s 105-year sentence was pronounced in a packed, tear-filled courtroom, where the 29-year-old Garberville native spoke no word and showed no remorse. In impassioned statements read aloud minutes before the Oct. 10 sentencing, wrathful

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