Wednesday, March 04, 2015

DA Maggie Fleming prosecutes Jason Warren homicide

Everything is coming to a head at once. Warren, Bullock, Ferrer, Arreaga.... murder case after murder case, the backlog is taking toll, and brought us to this point.

Jason Warren was let out on a Cruz Waiver - to get his affairs in order - and (allegedly) went on a murder spree.

I made it to the courtroom just as the next court date of March 18 was being called and to see that DA Maggie Fleming was prosecuting the case. - John Chiv/Words Worth

Prior coverage:

Defense for Jason Warren asks for continuance, will file motion to continue trial - John Chiv/Words Worth Aug 6, 2014
Mr. Kevin Robinson, from the Public Defender's Office who is representing Jason Warren told District Attorney Paul Gallegos in court right before the case was called that they will not be ready to confirm the jury trial in October.

Hank Seeman, husband of one of the victims in the case expressed disappointment to Mr. Gallegos outside the courtroom because the trial has been continued twice.
An IMPORTANT case like the WARREN MURDER case, and he's a no show, AGAIN. And that's not all. - Watchpaul
Not only does he not show up for the Warren hearing; Paul throws Curtis under the bus for what may be a possible violation of a court order - John Chiv/Words Worth Jun 6, 2014
David Anderson and Jason Warren court dates update. Warren death penalty sought; Anderson human trafficking, sex offenses and more - John Chiv/Words Worth Apr 30, 2014
Jason Warren's case is scheduled for Jury Trial on October 6. Pre-trial is on August 6. There are other dates but as Alternate Counsel Glenn Brown said in today's hearing in Courtroom 4 with Judge Dale Reinholtsen. The hearing today was to set dates, "we will have a better idea of the status of the case" by August. There are two cases, both being tried by Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos. Warren is being represented by Kevin Robinson and Glenn Brown in one case and Mr. Brown in the second case.
Paul Gallegos gets continuance in defense request to dismiss Warren case - John Chiv/Words Worth Mar 19, 2014

Humboldt County public defender to represent man accused of killing jogger, Hoopa woman; Warren could face the death penalty - Kaci Poor/The Times-Standard 4/4/13
Jason Anthony Warren
Times-Standard: Jason Anthony Warren ...accused of purposely running down three joggers on Old Arcata Road -- killing a Humboldt State University instructor and severely injuring two others -- and the death of a Hoopa woman....

At his March 28 arraignment, Warren pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder. He also denied special circumstance allegations of multiple murders, lying in wait and torture. The special circumstance allegations elevate the maximum sentence Warren faces, if convicted, from life in prison to life without the possibility of parole and the death penalty.

District Attorney Paul Gallegos -- who (was to be) prosecuting the case -- ha(d) not said whether he will seek the death penalty....

(A) gag order prohibits court staff, law enforcement and attorneys from discussing further details of the case. It also prohibits Humboldt County jail staff from allowing members of the media access to or interviews with Warren without the prior approval of his attorney.
Humboldt County public defender to represent man accused of killing jogger, Hoopa woman; Warren could face the death penalty - Kaci Poor/The Times-Standard
Letter regarding Gag Order/Protective Order, from Public Defender's Office - Arcata Eye
Warren pleads not guilty to deaths of Humboldt State University instructor, Hoopa woman; judge grants gag order prohibiting attorneys, law enforcement from discussing case - Kaci Poor/The Times-Standard
The man accused of killing a Hoopa woman and then later purposely running down three joggers on Old Arcata Road -- killing a Humboldt State University instructor and severely injuring two others -- has been charged with two counts of murder - Grant Scott-Goforth and Kaci Poor/The Times-Standard
In the face of death: Special allegations change how a defendant should be represented - Kaci Poor/The Times-Standard
CHP to DA: Jogger’s Death Was Murder - Heidi Walters/The Journal
CHP requesting murder, attempted murder, animal cruelty charges in hit-and-run deaths - From the CHP via Times Standard
CHP Recommends Murder Charge In Seeman Death - Arcata Eye
District attorney's office opposing Cruz waivers following hit-and-run, homicide case; Experts: Move could harm ability to get pleas - Grant Scott-Goforth/The Times-Standard
Who is Jason Anthony Warren? - Two Rivers Tribune
Hit-and-Run/Hoopa Homicide “Person of Interest” in Custody - Andrew Goff/The Journal
Murder, hit and run 'person of interest' Jason Warren is in custody on warrant - Times-Standard
Suspect Identified In Hit-And-Run & Hoopa Crimes - Humboldt Sentinel
Woman Found Dead In Hoopa - Andrew Goff/The Journal 9/27
Car plows into 3 joggers, kills Bayside woman - Carrie Peyton Dahlberg.The Journal
A morning jog turns tragic; one woman killed, two others hospitalized in hit and run - Kaci Poor/The Times-Standard 09/28/2012
Seemann, Hunt and Vroman-Little: Three women shared a love for running - The Times-Standard 09/29/2012
CHP: Person of interest ID'd in hit-and-run death; memorial service for Suzanne Seemann set for Saturday - Grant Scott-Goforth/The Times-Standard 10/02/2012
Three Joggers Down/Coroner Called/Accident in North Eureka - Kym Kemp/Lost Coast Outpost
CHP Investigation Turns Up Dead Body in Hoopa. Connection to This Morning’s Fatal Bayside Hit-and-Run? - Hank Sims/Lost Coast Outpost
Three Joggers Down/Coroner Called/Accident in North Eureka
Arrest Made in Hoopa Suspicious Death — No Word on Connection to Yesterday’s Bayside Tragedy - Hank Sims/Lost Coast Outpost
Sheriff Dept. Releases Name of Suspicious Death in Hoopa—Calls It Homicide - Kym Kemp/Lost Coast Outpost 9/28
Businesses To Support Bayside Hit & Run Victims and Families - Mike Dronkers/Lost Coast Outpost
Sheriff’s Office Names ‘Person of Interest’ in Hoopa/Bayside Cases - Hank Sims/Lost Coast Outpost
Person Of Interest In Custody For Jogger Collision - Arcata Eye 10/12/12
Person of Interest Named in Hoopa Homicide and Fatal Hit and Run - Two Rivers Tribune

(What are these links for? If anyone is following the case, they may be of interest. In the old days you'd have had to go up to the Library and go through old publications and microfiche to find the background story/coverage. One of the good things about the internet is the ability to have it all at your fingertips.)