Monday, May 18, 2009

The worst case

Looking forward: Quigley family watches and waits as case continues
Throughout the court proceedings for Flores and Whitmill, the Quigley family and their many supporters have donned their pink shirts -- Nicole's favorite color -- and watched intently in the courtroom.
Ken Quigley has watched as both Flores and Whitmill were appointed public counsel and waived their right to a speedy trial, often pushing back their court dates. Although it is a routine practice, as months go by, the process becomes ever more frustrating for Ken Quigley.
”Why do they need three months to try to poke holes in the prosecution's argument?” he asked. “It's frustrating as hell, the whole system is frustrating.”...

...Speaking generally about court cases, Gallegos said, “the problem is, you have an aggrieved victim and an aggrieved community. But the courts don't want to visit one harm on another, and that would be the depravation of a person's right to prepare their defense. But the courts aren't going to let it go on forever.”...

The comments following the article are particularly interesting.... :...Remember when Dave Gunderson's wife walked into the McKinleyville sub station? They had him arrested and jailed and sent to trial in zero time.

Now look at this situation. Two men are responsible for the death of a young girl, and they're dragging their feet...." "I'll tell you how this ends... A plea deal with the these two guys getting off with the hefty burden of probation. Wanna bet? Our DA is a softy." "Revelation, a woman drove a car out of control and careened into an oncoming pickup truck killing a man. She was fined $627 dollars, required to perform 100 hours of community service..and serve two years of probation...

A man runs down and kills a man and gets five years probation."...

This case and the bicycle case, it will be interesting to see how they are handled.

Whitmill and Flores trial date delayed another month 08/04/2009
Whitmill, Flores take District Attorney's deal 12/05/2009
Jury selection begins in trial of Whitmill, Flores 11/23/2009
Whitmill, Flores trial to proceed 11/10/2009
Motion denied to suppress blood sample in Whitmill case 11/06/2009
Whitmill faces murder charge for alleged role in crash 10/15/2008
Quigley family, friends remember 9-year-old Nicole 10/06/09
Nearly one year ago 10/01/2009
Case surrounding fatal crash on Highway 299 delayed 09/15/2009
Too many delays 9/10/09
Legal maneuvers slow case of men charged in 9-year-old's death 09/01/2009
Whitmill and Flores trial date delayed another month 08/04/2009
Evidence, charges unchanged against Whitmill 07/17/2009
Evidence for second degree murder charge? 06/19/2009
Thinking of the Quigleys 05/29/2009
Remember Nicole 05/08/2009
Looking forward: Quigley family watches and waits as case continues 05/17/2009
Defendants in 299 wreck plead not guilty 03/28/2009
Judge holds Whitmill, Flores to answer for 299 wreck 03/14/2009
Wife refuses to testify against husband at preliminary hearing 03/13/2009
Investigator testifies suspect in fatal crash changed story 03/12/2009
Officer testifies about 299 crash at prelim 03/11/2009
Preliminary hearing over Highway 299 wreck continues 03/10/2009
Superior Court delays hearing in 299 crash case 02/11/2009
Broken system 01/23/2009

Hug your children 12/03/2008
Vehicular manslaughter suspect has extensive criminal history 11/13/2008
Whitmill-Flores hearing continued 11/06/2008
Street race case waiting on CHP reports 10/23/2008
Authorities seek Mustang passenger for questioning 10/17/2008
Court document: Flores tried to 'subvert' investigation 10/16/08
Whitmill faces murder charge for alleged role in crash 10/15/2008
Authorities arrest driver of Mustang 10/10/2008
New driver named in fatal collision 10/09/2008
Search continues for other driver in fatal crash 10/08/2008
◼ ER Parolee named as driver in fatal collision
◼ TS New driver identified in fatal crash
◼ TS New driver named in fatal collision
TS Update: ☛ TS Police still looking for driver
◼ TS Driver sought: Suspected drag race on 299 results in fatal crash

Note: there were other articles in the Eureka reporter, but none are available online anymore.

1 comment:

  1. And after 9 months of what must have been intense investigation into the murky facts, the DA gives birth to a manslaughter case against Mr. Bear. What does he do, keep them on ice until he needs a headline? Anyway, have a cigar.


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