The preliminary hearing for the six defendants accused of participating in the murder and cover-up of the death of 26-year-old Korey Kauffman resumed Tuesday, but testimony from the witnesses was put to the side as the court tried to resolve allegations of wrongdoing by the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office.
Twenty-year old Miranda Rodriquez was doing everything she was supposed to do when she attempted to cross N. Olive Avenue. She looked both ways and was using the crosswalk at the Wayside and Olive intersection, and yet was still struck by an oncoming car.
The preliminary hearing for the defendants accused of taking part in the murder of a 26-year-old Turlock resident got underway Tuesday with defense attorneys trying to strike from the record all testimony from a prosecution witness and lodged an accusation of prosecutorial misconduct in the process.
The first week of the preliminary hearing for the case of Korey Kauffman's murder concluded with testimony from one of the detectives assigned to the investigation after the 26-year-old man was reported missing.
A Modesto man who at one time fled the country to escape charges lodged against him for having sex with a Turlock teenage girl, has accepted a plea deal that will have him incarcerated for three years.
A Stanislaus County jury convicted a Turlock man Thursday on multiple felony charges, and because he had prior strikes, he is now facing a possible life sentence, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office.