Friday, October 23, 2015

Not surprised. Arreaga, hung jury (Updated and bumped)

Jury in Fieldbrook double homicide case second trial finds Arreaga not guilty on both counts - John Chiv/Words Worth 2/25/2016

Angel Tully's sister makes a statement on the outcome of today's trial - John Chiv/Words Worth Oct 23, 2015

Hung Jury in Trial of Fieldbrook Homicide Suspect; Case Scheduled to be Retried in December - Hank Sims/LoCo
Multiple news agencies and courthouse blogger John Chiv are reporting that Jason Arreaga, named suspect in the September 2014 murder of Harley Hammers and Angel Tulley, will have to be tried again, after a jury today was unable to reach unanimity.

Hung jury in Fieldbrook double murder trial - Times-Standard.

Hung jury in Arreaga case - Mad River Union.
Handing a major setback to the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office, the jury was unable to reach the unanimous decision required to convict double murder suspect Jason Michael Arreaga, 30, of Lucerne in Lake County.

After some 15 hours of secret deliberations, the hung jury was split on its second and final ballot, nine (guilty) to three (not guilty) when it stood down Oct. 23.
Jury deadlocks in Fieldbrook double homicide, 9 guilty, 3 not guilty, new trial date December 14 - John Chiv/Words Worth
Dressed in grey khakis and a white shirt, once he heard the final outcome of the case, Jason Arreaga took off his glasses and looked shocked, then anxious.

After, they had been discharged, the jury foreperson told the defense investigator that the witness testimonies were conflicting. When Judge Miles had asked him in court, how the Court could assist in any way with further deliberations so they could reach an unanimous verdict, he responded, "Other than witnesses and more evidence."

The Tully and Hammers families did not wish to comment at this time, Hammers' cousin Irene said "please keep the family in prayers."
Arreaga jury asks for testimony readback, third full day of deliberation follows the same pattern - John Chiv/Words Worth Oct 22, 2015
Both the Hammers and Tully family members and friends have been in the courtroom every day and have been on the second floor waiting for the verdict every day.
Second question by Arreaga jury has attorneys in courtroom for an hour - John Chiv/Words Worth Oct 21, 2015

First question by jury in Fieldbrook double homicide case - John Chiv/Words Worth Oct 2o, 2015

Jury deliberations start in Fieldbrook double homicide case - John Chiv/Words Worth Oct 19, 2015

"But I don't have to prove every little fact. I don't have to prove Shavonne Hammers and Jerry Bachus spoke the truth." - John Chiv/Words Worth Oct 19, 2015

"Police do get the wrong guy", "How does a person get arrested for a crime they did not commit? " What physical evidence shows that Mr. Arreaga pulled the trigger? - John Chiv/Words Worth Oct 16, 2015

"I don't think this is an implied malice case, it's express malice case" - John Chiv/Words Worth Oct 16, 2015

"Before you consider Shavonne Hammers testimony against the defendant, you must decide if she is an accomplice to the crime. Did she aid, participate or abet in a criminal conspiracy? - John Chiv/Words Worth Oct 16, 2015

It was the best of closing arguments, it was the worst of closing arguments, Arreaga's attorney magnificent in today's closing - John Chiv/Words Worth Oct 16, 2015

Defense rests in Arreaga case, closing arguments scheduled for Friday - John Chiv/Words Worth Oct 14, 2015

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  1. Unlikely a conviction for anything in this this space.

  2. I wonder if Judge Gallegos will handle the re-trial?

  3. Shavonne was the shooter. Everyone in town knows it. I don't know why she's not sitting in jail also. If this was any other place besides Humboldt County, she would've been arrested also, and they both would've been convicted. Open closed case.

  4. Her grant of immunity will forever prevent that. That was a terrible thing to grant immunity to the killer in that case. Someone better investigate it. Is this a situation of Curtis, "He received no official approval. He just thought it up and did it." Or something else? Enquiring minds want to know.


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