The Lucerne man charged in this month's Fieldbrook double homicide has pleaded not guilty to murder charges and is set to appear in Humboldt County Superior Court again in October.
Jason Michael Arreaga, 29, faces two murder counts and four special allegations related to the use of a firearm, according to court documents. The Humboldt County District Attorney's Office has also submitted that the two murder counts qualify as a special circumstance case, or eligible for a punishment of life in prison without the possibility of parole or the death penalty.
Arreaga has a pre-preliminary hearing on Oct. 6, and his preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 15...
The Oct. 6 hearing will be a closed court session, according to the district attorney's office.