Jurors find Applegate guilty...BUT...
For count one, Applegate, 44, of Templeton, was found guilty of the second-degree murder of Joey Patrick Church, 34, and the jury found that he did so with a firearm.
For count two, the jury found Applegate guilty of the second-degree attempted murder of Ross Condemi, 48, and found that he did so with a firearm.
But, I don't understand the rationale on this one - With regard to count three, Applegate was found not guilty of the assault of Condemi with a firearm; the jury also determined that Applegate did not commit the special allegations associated with count three — that he used a .44-caliber pistol or that he inflicted great bodily injury.
Applegate’s case stems from a May 4, 2003, incident in which, testimony revealed, he entered Church’s Bridgeville home and ultimately shot Church, killing him, and shot Condemi, wounding him.
Humboldt County DA Paul Gallegos — the prosecutor in the Applegate case — was not present at Wednesday’s proceedings; Humboldt County Deputy DA Allan Dollison sat in for Gallegos.
Where was Paul?
(out of town?)
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