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Charges dismissed against suspect in fatal stabbing

Charges dismissed against suspect in fatal stabbing

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – Superior Court Judge Dale Reinholtsen has dismissed the murder charges against McKinleyville resident Kyle Zoellner, 23, in connection to the slaying April 15 of Humboldt State University student David Josiah Lawson, 19. The judge ruled that insufficient evidence lead him to conclude that further investigation is warranted. He

Arcata’s vice-mayor deplores racism’s role in killing

Paul Mann Mad River Union ARCATA – Days after the murder of a black Humboldt State University undergraduate, Arcata Vice-Mayor Sofia Pereira issued an unsparing condemnation. “We cannot continue to ignore the systemic and cultural racism that exists in our community,” she declared at the opening of last week’s regular Arcata City Council meeting. “While

Mack Town murder suspect admits to fist fight with slain HSU student

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – Kyle Zoellner, the McKinleyville man accused of murdering a Humboldt State University student April 15 in Arcata, admitted to detectives that “he was involved in a physical fight with the victim,” David Josiah Lawson. The probable-cause notes submitted to the court by Arcata Police Detective Sgt. Todd Dokweiler

Accused stabber charged with murder, pleads not guilty

Mad River Union EUREKA – Kyle Christopher Zoellner, accused of stabbing  a Humboldt State University student to death at an off-campus party on Saturday, was charged today in court with murder and the use of a deadly weapon, a knife. Zoellner, 23, was appointed a public defender at today’s arraignment, during which he pled not

Arcata Police Dept. receives anonymous email from stabbing witness

Arcata Police ARCATA – On April 15th, at 3:02am officers from the Arcata Police Department responded to the 1100 block of Spear Avenue on the report of a stabbing. At 3:03am the first officer arrived on-scene. 19-year-old David Josiah Lawson, a student at Humboldt State University, was later pronounced dead at the Mad River Hospital as a

Police seek witnesses to Saturday’s fatal Arcata stabbing

Mad River Union ARCATA – Friends and family are grieving over 19-year-old David “DJ” Lawson, a Humboldt State University student who was stabbed to death after an argument broke out at an off-campus party early Saturday morning, April 15. Arcata Police were called to the 1100 block of Spear Avenue near the West End Road

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