People v. Merritt: Court Report

Post-Conviction:

Next hearing: January 17, 2020 
(December Sentencing Date Vacated.  James McGee granted withdrawal of attorney request.)

 

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December 20 2019

What next?

November 22 2019PICMONKEY

Appellate ServicesPICMONKEY

 

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Law & Crime Video of 9/27/2019 “sentencing” Hearing

Conflict Delays Sentencing in McStay Case

California Penal Code 1181

Withdrawal of Attorney of Record

McGee motion

Maline no motion

 

Lead Defense Attorney Seeks Withdrawal

 

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Trial:

Death Sentence on 3 counts; life without parole on one: Formal Sentencing September 27, 2019
Analysis of Behavior of Prosecutors During Trial
“..the battle doesn’t end here…”

Sentencing Verdict Read

Guilty in the 1st Degree

Doubts Still Linger

Analysis of Verdict Part 1

Analysis of the Verdict Part 2

Jury Deliberates Life or Death for Chase Merritt

Defense Attorneys Rajan Maline and James McGee speak Post Trial

We’ll Never Be the Same Again
Defense Will Not Present Penalty Phase Evidence

Here’s How Merritt Attorneys Plan On Persuading The Jury

Washington Post

NBC News Coverage

Screen Shots of Exhibits

Live Viewing of Trial

TWITTER

RKDeAtley Twitter Coverage

Rob McMillan/ABC7 Twitter Coverage of Trial

Leticia JuarezABC7 Twitter Coverage

 

LIVE

Law & Crime Network

 

NEWS

Judge Reprimands Member of Film Crew Tied to Defense Team

Prosecutions Case Based Entirely on Motive

Dramatic Arguments in Closing

Attorneys Clash During Closing Arguments

 

 

 

 

 

Defense Motion to Dismiss Denied

Michael McStay Called Back To The Stand

Daughter: I don’t have any reason to lie for him

Defense for Merritt pokes holes in timeline of case

Expert says Merritt truck ‘cannot be excluded’ as vehicle on McStay neighborhood video

Key prosecution evidence ‘flopped’ in McStay family murder case, defense contends

Second Day of Testimony: Neighbor’s Video Analyzed

Greed as motive: But Whose Greed?

Closure

Daily Mail: Opening Statements

DNA found in the graves that of:Three Men/ 1 Woman-Chase Merritt Excluded

DNA Swab Taken from Chase Merritt’s Brother

Trial To Begin: 1/7/2019

DNA found at McStay Grave Sites

Jury Selection in Progress

Jury Selection To Begin

Trial Postponed For Additional Investigation

 

Search Warrants & Transcripts

 

 

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October 29, 2018

 

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August 27 2018

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July 13 2018

 

McStay June 15 2018

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May 25 2018 Hearing

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February 23 2018 FVI1404194 (23)

Article About January 2, 2018 Hearing:

A San Bernardino Superior Court judge ruled Friday that McStay family murder suspect Charles “Chase” Merritt will be allowed to have more of his case files in his jail cell than is normally allowed under policy.

In a motion filed with the court, Merritt’s attorneys sought a temporary injunction and temporary restraining order against the Sheriff’s Department, which operates county jails, after he was disciplined Dec. 31 for what they believed was Merritt having too many of his case files in his cell.

Merritt Attorneys Seek Injunction

 

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Upcoming Hearings

 

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California Code: Rules of the Road

San Diego Parking Enforcement

Chula Vista Police Impounds

 

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Motion to Continue

Form for Filing Declaration

4:13: Contempt

 

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KABC Media Request 3 10

Time waived to June, 20 2017

 

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Merritt waives right to a speedy trial to March 6, 2017.

 

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December 15 & 16 Hearings Held.

 

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More issues around defense subpoenas and compliance.

No word yet on trial date.

Joe Nelson/San Bernardino Sun

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Joe Nelson/San Bernardino Sun 12/16/2016

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From the 11/10/2016 Hearing
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Defendant, Charles Ray Merritt, waives time until February 7, 2017.

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10/21/2016 Twitter Reports from Joe Nelson of the San Bernardino Sun

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San Bernardino Sun: Colonies Trial To Take Place Before Merritt Trial
Time is waived until December, however it is likely that the very earliest this trial will happen is 7 months after the October 21 hearing.

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Billing received earlier this year:

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Time is now waived until November 22, 2016

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AT&T subpeoned records released to defense counsel: 7/20/2016

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OOPS!

Someone made a boo boo.

DA Rosa Clark and PD Daniel Messner are not involved in this case.

Not as far as we know, anyway…

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Quote from the San Bernardino Sun. For full story click on link below:

July 19, 2016 San Bernardino Sun

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 (AT&T subpoened records in question at 7/8/2016 hrg. received on July 15.)

Court AT&T

7/08/2016

(Time waived until October 11, 2016.)

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6/03/2016

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Minutes 6/3/2016 

5/05/2016

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4/29/2016

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3/23/2016

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3/04/2016

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2/25/2016

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2/11/2016

Report

From Feb 11, 2016 Hearing

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