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◼ Ruling on motions in Bullock case-Bail denied - John Chiv/Words Worth
Both motions granted. Hon. Judge Dale Reinholtsen presided over the hearing today. The motion for the gag order was tentatively granted but is reset to be heard before Judge John Feeney on January 15 to define the parameters of the order.
County Counsel was present at the hearing regarding the protective order on publicity. County Counsel wanted clarification on the protective order and their concern was how that would limit the County's ability to respond to public record requests. Judge Reinholtsen had considered how the gag order would affect media so in order to research and make an informed ruling regarding the County (The County just showed up for this hearing after being served the order by defense) Reinholtsen "tenatively" granted the order. The final ruling is expected when Judge Feeney hears the case next week.
Regarding the motion to increase bail or deny bail, Judge Reinholtsen denied bail... More at the link.
◼ Bullock held without bail, defense granted gag order - KIEM-TV Channel 3
Deputy District Attorney, Elan Firpo, filed a motion and asked that Gary Lee Bullock, 44 be held at no bail. On Monday Bullock’s bail was set at $1.2 million at his arraignment. Bullock has been at the Humboldt County Jail since Jan. 2, after his stepfather turned him into authorities. Bullock is accused of killing St. Bernard Catholic Church Priest Eric Freed with a wooden stake and metal pipe after breaking through a window to Freed’s home on New Year’s Day.