☛ TS Witness testimony concludes in 1998 murder trial
Gunshot residue was found on the hand of the victim in a decade-old murder case, according to the sole witness for the defense who testified Wednesday.... Criminologist Steven Dowell of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office testified about four samples taken from the hands of murder victim Ryan Matthew Dunn, an 18-year-old Eureka man killed on Jan. 4, 1998. Dowell said the samples do not necessarily show that Dunn had fired a gun.... Closing arguments begin today, after which, the jury will begin deliberation.
☛ TS Witness testimony begins today for defense of murder suspect 2/18/09
The people rested their case Tuesday, after the prosecution's last witness testified in the case against Yohan Lopez for the 1998 murder of a Eureka teenager....
Witnesses - Humboldt County evidence technician William Walser
The trial continues..., with the first of the witnesses testifying for the defense. Humboldt County Superior Court Judge Bruce Watson told the jury Tuesday that deliberations will most likely begin early next week.
Today is the 19th. This trial began Monday, the 9th. Monday the 16th was a holiday. So the "People" (Arnie Klein) wrapped up their (murder) case in 6 days. The Defense called one witness, one day, and the case is over. Impressive.
☛ TS Lopez found guilty on all counts in first degree murder case 2/24/09
A jury this morning found 31-year-old Yohan Lopez guilty of first degree murder in the 1998 slaying of 18-year-old Ryan Matthew Dunn, along with the special allegations of lying in wait and causing death by using a firearm.
Dunn was shot outside a Eureka video store. Lopez and Dunn reportedly had several confrontations before the shooting.
Lopez was also convicted of separate counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with the intent to sell.
Efren Delgadillo, Lopez' cousin, was also implicated in the shooting. Delgadillo is believed to have died in a car fire in Mexico several years ago. Lopez was returned to Humboldt County in November 2007 after being arrested on a DUI charge in Stanislaus County.
Yohan Lopez' brother, Santiago Lopez, was caught within weeks of the shooting and sentenced to two years in prison for being an accessory to murder.
Yohan Lopez was returned to the Humboldt County jail while he awaits sentencing.
☛ TS Testimony continues in Day 4 of Lopez 2/12/09
☛ TS Suspect's ex-girlfriend testifies in day three of murder trial 2/12//09
☛ TS Victim's girlfriend testifies in second day of 1998 murder trial 2/11/09
☛ TS Trial begins in decade-old murder case 2/10/09
☛ TS Homicide suspect facing trial for killing teen 12/21/07
☛ TS Suspect in 1998 shooting returned to Humboldt County
☛ TS Second of three suspects in 1998 homicide arrested 11/07/07
☛ TS 2007: The year in review