Wednesday, June 13, 2007


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?)

TS - Doctor gives view on sane verdict in Applegate case 8/20/07
ER - Closing arguments to wrap up in sanity phase of trial
ER - Insanity phase of trial begins
ER - Jurors find Applegate guilty
ER - First-degree murder off table
ER - Jury deadlocked in murder trial
ER - Jury begins deliberating in Bridgeville murder trial today 6/6/2007
ER - Bridgeville murder trial enters third week of testimony
ER - Murder trial continues with evidence technician's testimony
ER - Witness testifies about Bridgeville murder
ER - Sheriff's detective takes stand in murder trial
ER - Father of man accused of murder given immunity
ER - Testimony in murder trial reveals meth use, witness of handgun
ER - Acquaintances of man on trial for murder testify
ER - Surviving shooting victim takes stand in second day of murder trial
ER - Children of slain man take the stand in his murder trial
TS - Trial underway in '03 Bridgeville killing
ER - Jury selected for Applegate trial
TS - Jury selection under way in trial of suspect in 2003 homicide
ER - 2003 murder case goes to trial


  1. Well, that is without a doubt the screwiest set of verdicts possible. If he didn't shoot Condemi, and he didn't use a gun, what did he use to kill Church?

    And where was the DA? Generally speaking, if you have a murder jury out, you are expected to hang around. Of course, it was only a second degree case, so no big deal.

    And now the same jury is to assess sanity. hmmmmmmm. So many possibilities.

  2. Hey look, the jury at least was able to make out something of the case which is from what I have heard from people in the courtroom a big thing. Evidently Paul screwed the pooch at the end of it.

  3. And then he couldn't stick around to witness his handiwork. Probably out surfing.

  4. Anyone who was at the trial - post your observations - or email if you'd rather


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