Authorities continue to delve into the life of an 18-year-old UC Merced student after he went on a slashing rampage that injured four people and only came to an end when he was shot to death by police officers Wednesday morning.
Poet William Carlos Williams famously wrote that "so much depends upon a red wheel barrow." The same could be said for irrigation pipes, which are proving to play a pivotal role in the preliminary hearing for the six defendants charged in connection to the murder of Korey Kauffman.
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.