Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Delay tactics

Whitmill and Flores trial date delayed another month
The trial date for two men accused of killing of a 9-year-old girl during a street race on State Route 299 was moved to next month -- and a motion to sever their cases was also announced -- on Monday.

Anthony Flores, 19, and Jason Whitmill, 32, were allegedly racing down State Route 299 on Oct. 6, 2008, in an impromptu speed contest that ended with the injury of Debra Quigley and the death of her daughter, Nicole.

Flores' defense attorney Hugh Gallagher announced at the pre-trial hearing Monday that he will file a motion to sever Flores and Whitmill's cases Aug. 31 at the trial confirmation hearing. The trial date was also moved from Aug. (Sept.?) 8 to Sept. 21 due to scheduling conflicts and other issues.

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. What you haven't heard is that this chase was the result of a botched drug deal. That was the reason for the chase. At the motions hearing, Gallegos thought so much about this case that he threw the file cold to a novice attorney out of law school only about 2 years and without any real experience. She hadn't even seen the file before and the hearing was a trainwreck.

    A little child is dead and Gags couldn't even hand the matter over to a seasoned attorney.

  2. Who would he turn it over to? Max? Bear River Max? Plea Bargain Max?

    Sorry - I used to believe that there were people there worth saving. I don't any more.


Comments are open, but moderated, for the time-being. Good luck.