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Ferrer jury begins deliberations

Ferrer jury begins deliberations

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The jury has begun deliberating the second degree murder case of Juan Joseph Ferrer, 36, of Arcata, in Humboldt County Superior Court. Deliberations are scheduled to resume at 8:30 a.m. Friday. State and defense attorneys completed their final arguments today, May 14 and the case was given to the jury

Irked Ferrer hounds prosecutor

The defense rested on Monday, May 11 in the Juan Joseph Ferrer second-degree murder trial, as the Union went to press. Jury instructions and closing arguments were scheduled for today, May 13, to be followed by jury deliberations.  Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Seated on the witness chair for the fourth time in

News analysis: Dissecting the Ferrer fatal stabbing case

Foul whisp’rings are abroad. Unnatural deeds do breed unnatural troubles. –  Macbeth, Act V – Scene I Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT –  “I wasn’t there.” Thus spoke Deputy District Attorney Roger C. Rees with unalloyed realism when he delivered his opening statement April 21 in the trial of murder suspect Juan Joseph Ferrer,

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.

Judge Tosses Plea Deals In Arcata Stabbing Case

(UPDATED at 8:27 a.m. April 4 with edits, additional information and photos.) Jack Durham Mad River Union EUREKA – Superior Court Judge Joyce Hinrichs has tossed out plea bargains made between the District Attorney’s Office and the suspects in the stabbing death of an Arcata man, stating that the deals would “erode public confidence in

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