Friday, September 26, 2008

So much to blog - UPDATED

so little time... I'll get the rest up later

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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☛ TS Gundersen's battery convictions may come under fire
According to juror Ruth Moon, the jury arrived at the battery convictions based on 10 nude photos that Gundersen allegedly took of Seal without her consent and while she was unconscious. Moon said that, based on the photos, the jury felt Gundersen had touched Seal, without her consent, in order to pose her for the pictures. So, Moon said jurors convicted him on one charge of battery for each of the photos, and an additional charge for undressing Seal in order to take them.
But there may be a problem, as the battery charges are misdemeanors carrying a one year statute of limitations. Because the jury chose to convict on the battery charges in counts 1 through 11, counts that allegedly took place in January through November of 2006, it appears the statute of limitations would have run out, and that the convictions may have to be overturned as a result.
”The prosecution has a real problem,” said University of California Berkeley School of Law professor Franklin Zimring, adding that the defense will likely file a motion to vacate the convictions. “That means that either the jury wasn't aware of (the statute of limitations for misdemeanors), or that there's somebody brilliant on the jury who found a way to reprimand the chief without really convicting him.”

☛ TS No longer the man in blue A TS editorial
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Judgment: Jury acquits Gundersen on rape charges, convicts on battery and guns

☛ ER Gundersen Trial Concludes
Gundersen verdict closes a chapter
Blue Lake looks back, moves forward
A timeline of the David Gundersen case
☛ ER Break it down: The various verdicts of David Gundersen
24 counts of felony spousal rape with an intoxicant: NOT GUILTY
11 counts of misdemeanor battery (lesser charge than rape): GUILTY up to six months in jail, a fine or both
Felony attempting to prevent or dissuade a victim or witness of a crime: NOT GUILTY
Felony possession of a machine gun: GUILTY brings maximum sentence of three years in prison
Felony possession of a silencer: GUILTY brings maximum sentence of three years in prison
Misdemeanor violation of a court order: GUILTY up to one year in jail, a fine or both
Misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance: DISMISSED at the beginning of trial

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:

  1. Once again...a competent prosecutor would have forseen this well in advance and crafted the case accordingly or offered a plea. It should not have taken a crystal ball to forsee that the "star" witness was going to go sideways so all you Gallegos supporters take a breather.
    Question to those voters who care: Is Mr. Gallegos a "competent" prosecutor and if not, should you consider electing someone who is in the future?

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