ER Victim of attempted homicide flown to UC Davis Medical Center
TS Two men arrested for attempted murder
...Thomas Wallace, 45, of Blue Lake is accused of striking his girlfriend two to four times in the forehead area with a three-and-a-half-foot long metal pipe around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sgt. Jon Sylvia said.
The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to Mad River Community Hospital, but after her injuries were found to be critical, she was flown to the UC Davis Medical Center's trauma center, Sylvia said.
Wallace was spotted at a Blue Lake gas station by ambulance personnel on their way to the victim and he was arrested shortly afterward. Wallace's father called 911 for help, Sylvia said....
Her injuries were more significant than could be handled at a Redding hospital,
This is when the importance of the programs we have lost will become apparent. Humboldt County receives grant funding to provide for a vertical prosecutor for Domestic Violence cases. That means one person who takes care of a case from start to finish. One person who specializes in DV cases. One person for the victim to deal with. One person to attend all phases of the trial. One person who knows the case inside and out.
Who is the assigned vertical prosecutor these days?
Questions about grqnt funding for DA DV Unit More later.