Actually 11/12 is the trial date - I'm going to guess there will be another hearing before this date. I'll check back in next week to see if they might have updated the court site! Thanks for info though!
Thursday, August 19th:
*Pitchess Motion Hearing (@ 10am PT) – CA – Blaze Bernstein (19) (Jan. 2, 2018, Lake Forest; found Jan. 9, 2018; he was stabbed 19 times in his neck; 14 times on the left, 5 on the right & 1 stab wound in his left knee) – *Samuel Lincoln Woodward (20/now 23) arrested & charged (1/17/18) with 1 count of felony murder with a hate crime enhancement for killing someone because of their sexual orientation & sentencing enhancement-personal use of a knife. Plead not guilty (again on 11/9/18). $5M bail, bail revoked (11/9/18). Could be sentenced from 26 years to life in prison without parole.
Trial set to begin on 11/12/21.
Court hearings from 2/2/18 thru 7/9/21 reference post #903 here:
Found Deceased - CA - Blaze Bernstein, 19, Lake Forest, 2 Jan 2018 #7 *Arrest*
7/23/21 Update: Pitchess motion hearing reset on 7/30/21. 7/30/21 Update: Pitchess motion hearing reset on 8/5/21. 8/5/21 Update: Pitchess motion hearing reset to 8/13/21. 8/13/21 Update: Pitchess motion hearing reset to 8/19/21.
Niner what are all of these hearings for?
I’m not Niner but I can answer your question. The hearings are Pitchess Motion Hearings. I was able to find this info to explain it:
A Pitchess motion is a special type of motion for discovery that requests information from a police officer's confidential employment file. The need for this motion usually arises when the defendant alleges police misconduct. The type of information generally sought after with the Pitchess motion includes personnel records which show prejudicial acts, falsifying evidence and/or testimony, and the use of excessive force while on the job. To be successful on this motion, defense counsel must be able to establish that this information will pertain to some aspect of the defense.