Tuesday, May 13, 2008

He leaves in the kidnapping charge - UPDATED

UPDATED:

Former Blue Lake Police Chief David Gundersen has been cleared of all major charges first filed against him in 2008. - Arcata Eye MARCH 2012

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”We think the evidence warrants kidnapping,” he (Paul Gallegos) said. “We respectfully disagree with the court.”

And now Gundersen faces 14 new counts

Looks like Gallegos has learned something after all. Because this is a far cry from Martinez-Hernandez. In that case Gallegos charged the guy with one continuous count for what was estimated to be 1,900 acts plus additional counts... back then, the Times Standard reported that "The Sheriff's Department said investigating deputies found reason to believe Martinez-Hernandez had sexual intercourse with the child 1,900 times over a six or seven year period. Deputies also determined there were about 1,000 counts of crimes like fondling and oral copulation. The child was about 5 when the abuse began about seven years ago.

"Gallegos has said the continuous act charge was made to avoid the necessity of proving each count and to spare the child from testifying."


The Sheriff's Department provided to the Times Standard fifteen other cases with far less serious conduct. In each the guy got well in excess of a life term (like 29 consecutive 15-years-to-life terms). Paul's response was that the guy pleaded to everything that he was charged with so it wasn't plea bargaining and that the U.S. Attorney was going to charge him for being an illegal immigrant who was once deported and that this guy would never get out of jail. In short, Paul admitted no error in charging or judgment.

UPDATED:

Former Blue Lake Police Chief David Gundersen has been cleared of all major charges first filed against him in 2008. - Arcata Eye MARCH 2012

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

”We think the evidence warrants kidnapping,” he (Paul Gallegos) said. “We respectfully disagree with the court.”

He's gotta be kidding right?

Seems like everytime he disagrees with the court the taxpayers are in for a hosing seeing that he doesn't know shit from shinola.