◼ Judge Watson flubbed this one; victim still feels like a winner - John Chiv/Words Worth
You let a woman who slashed the mother of her grandchild go free with less than a slap on the wrist....◼ REACTION: (UPDATE, this one won't be going away) "I believe we have a dishonest judge in our midst who does not believe in victim's rights" - John Chiv/Words Worth
The original plea deal was approved by Paul. The defense attorney is Nesl Sanders, a Paul supporter....
So Judge Watson made a decision based on probation which screwed up and as a Judge he could have made a different decision.
Frequent public meeting commenter and community advocate Kent Sawatsky called Judge Watson out today during public comment at the afternoon session of the Humboldt Board of Supervisors.
"I believe we have a dishonest judge in our midst who does not believe in victim's rights."
Mr. Sawatsky was referring to the Elmy Workman case.
Mr. Sawatsky and the public deserve answers from Judge Watson, the Probation department for their amended probation reports and all involved.
◼ Elmy Workman was found guilty of PC 245(a)(1), assault with a deadly weapon and personal infliction of great bodily injury per PC 12022.7. - John Chiv/Words Worth
◼ Lost Coast Outpost prints the DA's PRESS RELEASE
◼ Sneaky Plea Deal fails
◼ Allison Jackson scores another win for victim; deal between Gallegos and Sanders busted - John Chiv/Words Worth◼ Allison Jackson puts a crimp in secret plea deal - John Chiv/Words Worth Jul 30, 2014
◼ Allison Jackson, who is representing the victim in the Elmy Workman case was never notified that the same plea deal that was rejected by Judge John Feeney was presented again to Judge Dale Reinholtsen. She was not also sure if Judge Reinholtsen had been given the background of the case. - John Chiv/Words Worth Jul 30, 2014
◼ Previous plea deal rejected back on table with no victim notification; exact deal - John Chiv/Words Worth Jun 30, 2014
◼ Judge Feeney tentatively rejects Workman plea deal; final decision is the same, case to go to jury trial - John Chiv/Words Worth Apr 15, 2014
◼ Elmy Workman sentencing postponed again, this time defense requests continuance based on amended probation report - John Chiv/Words Worth Apr 3, 2014
◼ Elmy Workman sentencing postponed again. - John Chiv/Words Worth Mar 20, 2014
◼ Defense and private attorneys run the courtroom under Paul's watch? - John Chiv/Words Worth Mar 12, 2014
◼ Another case where comments sections get out of control - Real News From The North Coast June 3, 2012
◼ Suspect arrested after woman stabbed in Arcata - Times-Standard May 31, 2012
◼ Blue Laker Slashed, One Arrested - Arcata Eye May 30, 2012
◼ APD Press Release - May 29, 2012