Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Robin Stuart Bradshaw, arrested w/UPDATE

McKinleyville man arrested in wife's death
A McKinleyville man was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of killing his wife of 30 years.
Robin Stuart Bradshaw, 57, was taken into custody by Humboldt County sheriff's officials and district attorney investigators at his Dow's Prairie home and booked into jail on a murder warrant. He's suspected of killing his 53-year-old wife, Monica Bradshaw, who has been missing since at least mid-January.

District Attorney Paul Gallegos said Robin Bradshaw will likely be arraigned Monday or Tuesday, and faces a single count of murder. Robin Bradshaw is being held in Humboldt County jail on $1 million bail.

”His wife is a missing person and we believe that the compelling evidence we have indicates that she is missing because she is dead and that Mr. Bradshaw buried her at some currently undisclosed location,” Gallegos said.

Gallegos said that Eureka attorney Peter Martin is representing Robin Bradshaw. Martin said that he can't confirm or deny whether Robin Bradshaw is his client....

Investigators have served several search warrants in recent months at the couple's property and other locations. In mid-January an excavator was used to dig up parts of the property. Investigators also seized financial records, a computer, medications, receipts, handwritten notes, a can of Campbell's soup and items from the backyard, according to court documents. Robin Bradshaw's car was also searched, the documents read....

Bradshaw pleads not guilty to murdering wife 06/16/2009
Robin Stuart Bradshaw of McKinleyville pleaded not guilty in Humboldt County Superior Court on Monday to charges that he murdered his wife sometime in the past several months.
Appearing handcuffed in an orange jumpsuit, with a shaved head, the 57-year-old Bradshaw listened as the charges were read against him. The former construction foreman is charged with killing Monica Bradshaw, 53, his wife of 30 years, after a months-long investigation ended with his arrest Friday in McKinleyville.
Monica Bradshaw has been missing since at least January.
Judge J. Bruce Watson read the charges after Robin Bradshaw's attorney Peter Martin disqualified Judge Timothy Cissna. Watson set Robin Bradshaw's preliminary hearing for July 7.

DA's office (Paul Gallegos) still undecided in Bradshaw case; Gallegos to talk to pathologist next week May 28, 2010
Bradshaw sentencing postponed, Gallegos "weighing" decision May 5, 2010
...Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos received Super's report last week, but has yet to decide how to proceed with the case. At Tuesday's hearing, Bradshaw's attorney, Peter Martin, said Gallegos had contacted him asking that the sentencing hearing be postponed.

”He wants more time, I believe, to review the medical report and to request supporting materials from the medical examiner,” Martin said....

”It's going to be something Paul's going to have to think about.” April 27, 2010
-- Bradshaw autopsy report with Humboldt County DA; indicates blunt force trauma as cause of death
Autopsy report coming in Bradshaw case; plea agreement hinges on results for McKinleyville man accused of wife's murder APRIL 24, 2010
Bradshaw positively identified; full autopsy report pending more test results FEBRUARY 01, 2010
Autopsy set for Sunday in Bradshaw case JANUARY 23, 2010
ANOTHER PLEA DEAL - Bradshaw agreed to give location of body in plea deal JANUARY 09, 2010
Robin Stuart Bradshaw entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors last month, agreeing to disclose the location of his wife's body and plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter, court records show.
Authorities believe they have found the body of missing McKinleyville woman JANUARY 08, 2010
The person further told investigators, according to the affidavit, that Robin Bradshaw confessed to first burying his wife in a shallow grave in the backyard of his home, only to later dig her body up and bury it on an undeveloped Danco subdivision off of Fieldbrook Road in McKinleyville.
Hearing for McKinleyville murder case continued NOVEMBER 05, 2009
Bradshaw Prelim continued to Nov. 5 SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
Prelim for Robin Stuart Bradshaw JULY 07, 2009
Bradshaw pleads not guilty to murdering wife June 16, 2009
Robin Stuart Bradshaw, arrested JUNE 16, 2009
Second search warrant issued in missing woman case - and a request to seal documents January 29, 2009
Monica Bradshaw: MISSING January 27, 2009


  1. As I wrote on my blog, I'm not sure what to think of this. As best I can tell, all they have is circumstantial evidence, if that.

    I'm wondering if maybe they're trying to pull of a Curtis Huntzinger deal with this: Try and get him to confess in return for greatly reduced charges?

    Risky, but maybe not all that bad of an idea as I don't know that they have a case otherwise.

  2. I guess why that's why you're not a Detective Fred.

  3. A can of Campbell's soup? What kind; was it alphabet soup? Maybe Gags is hoping to find some kind of clue in the letters. But then again, maybe he was just hungry. "Seize the soup boys, that'll be tasty after I get back from surfing."

  4. If Martin remains this guys attorney he might as well pack his toothbrush now, cause he's headed for the Big House.

  5. Yup, not like Martin is a USC Law Grad, millionaire real estate developer and award winning prosecutor who spent ten years in the Humboldt DA's office under someone OTHER than Gallegos.

    Looks like the Salzman/Esquan slime brigade is at it early this morning to trash any and all prospective Paul opponents.

  6. The Gallegos trolls must be wet pants scared. They are going after Peter Martin who is incredibly intelligent and well respected.

  7. How Salzesquanesque.

    I will make it a point to show Peter Martin this thread. Maybe you Gallegos fanatics will manage to piss him off enough with your baseless personal attacks for him to run after all. Good going!

  8. Well, Peter Martin, like Paul Hagan had the balls to stand up and challenge the Gallegos phenom. Pretty impressive, both see him for what he is. They're not alone, they are just two who had what it takes to take a stand, to stand up for what is right.

    "Truth to power" I think they call that.

    Now the machine won't take him on on the facts, we know that because they can't. Instead they will play the smear and destroy card,

  9. "Looks like the Salzman/Esquan slime brigade"

    More like the Charles Douglas slime machine is out after me again,as I have never even addressed anything to do with Peter Martin.If what I am saying is a lie,feel free to explain or even direct me or anyone else to where I have.

  10. Yeah, I wouldn't put Konkler and Salzman in the same sentence, at least historically.


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