I searched and searched and can find no thread on this murder. If the mods know of one, please merge this. I don't understand how this woman is NOT guilty of murder. I also don't understand why LE would take her journal without a search warrant. She seems central to the murder, however.

http://www.mydesert.com/article/2011...sey=nav%7chead

Girlfriend to be tried as accessory in ‘satanic' murder

"Prosecutors for a third time lost out on their bid to try a 39-year-old woman on a murder charge for playing a role in a Palm Springs slaying that investigators claim had satanic overtones.

Superior Court Judge Victoria E. Cameron ordered Wednesday that there was insufficient evidence to hold Cara Williams-Covert to answer for a murder charge, instead decreeing that she stand trial on being an accessory to a murder.

Cameron ruled that there was insufficient evidence that Williams-Covert knew her boyfriend, 49-year-old Dale Farquhar, would murder Larry Roger Fisk, 57, of Apple Valley, when she brought Fisk back to a Palm Springs condominium on Nov. 13, 2009. A jury convicted Farquhar, 49, of second-degree murder in June 2010, and he was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison..."

and

"...The judge ruled that a journal that had been used in Farquhar's trial that indicated the pair had acted out a satanic script in the killing was inadmissible because police had failed to obtain a warrant to seize it...."

and

"....the journal showed that Williams-Covert called herself a “witch'' and Farquhar identified himself as a “true demon'' and a “sociopath.''

more at link (and mug shot)



And an earlier article on Farquhar's conviction:

http://www.kesq.com/news/23836852/detail.html

'Demon' Convicted Of Second-Degree Murder In Friday The 13th Death
June 8, 2010

"A Palm Springs man was convicted today of second-degree murder in the Friday the 13th shooting of an Apple Valley man who was lured to his death by the defendant's girlfriend...."

more at link (and video)