Friday, November 06, 2009

Motion denied to suppress blood sample in Whitmill case

Motion denied to suppress blood sample in Whitmill case
A motion to suppress evidence was denied earlier this week in the joint case of two men who allegedly raced down State Route 299, causing a collision that killed a 9-year-old girl in 2008, according to the Humboldt County District Attorney's Office.
Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos said his office received the ruling Wednesday that the blood withdrawn from Jason Whitmill, 31, was lawfully drawn even though it was taken without Whitmill's consent.

That motion was the third in an attempt to suppress the blood-alcohol evidence and it was denied by Humboldt County Superior Court Judge Dale Reinholtsen, Gallegos said.

Whitmill and Anthony Flores, 19, are accused of allegedly being involved in a street race on State Route 299 outside Arcata on Oct. 6, 2008. Prosecutors allege that when Whitmill tried to pass Flores' vehicle, his car crashed into a Chevrolet Tahoe, which spun off the road and slammed into a power pole.

The crash killed 9-year-old Nicole Quigley and seriously injured her mother, Debra Quigley, both of whom were in the Tahoe.
Whitmill has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence causing injury and engaging in a speed challenge. Flores has pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter, engaging in a speed challenge and participating in a hit-and-run injury.


Related:
09
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

08
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.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It would be refreshing if this scumbag would just plead guilty, which he most certainly is, and accept responsibility for his actions.

He could ask God for forgiveness and the judge for a break on his sentence,but he won't.

Anonymous said...

There is no God.

Anonymous said...

Burn in hell 11:01 along with all the other criminals, perverts and DA Gallegos.

Anonymous said...

5:39 Shows you what religion does to your life and mind. This individual is filled with hate. A sad case, ready to justify anything in the name of "God."

Renounce your psychotic "God" and your hateful religion and join the human race.