GUILTY CA - David Wicks, 54, clerk burned alive at gas station, Burney, 21 Dec 2016

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  1. DeDee

    DeDee Well-Known Member

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    Au contraire, redding.com reporter . The motive was the killer wanted to torture and kill and so he did for his own uncontrollable evil, sadistic urges needed to be satisfied.
     


  2. Lilibet

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    Exactly. Now I'd just like to see the rest of the trial coverage to find out if the DA makes that point. I can't understand the silence.
     
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    A wave, a nod, a murder: Witness details run-in with man he says is Wicks' real killer

    http://www.redding.com/story/news/local/2017/08/10/witness-details-man-wicks/550210001/

     
  4. Indy Anna

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    "No official motive in the murder has ever been released, though [Defense Attorney] Borges has said a disgruntled customer was heard saying he’d “light this guy on fire and make him burn” after being banned from the Shell station where Wicks worked."
    <snip> http://www.redding.com/story/news/local/2017/08/10/witness-details-man-wicks/550210001/

    Wonder where he got that information.??? I'm sure investigators would be looking diligently into that, and Shell owner could verify and ID person who was banned. JMO
     
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    Wicks murder trial: Three things both sides agree on and more they don't

    http://www.redding.com/story/news/local/2017/08/16/wicks-murder-trial-three-things-both-sides-agree-and-more-they-dont/570818001/

     
  6. Indy Anna

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    From the same link:

    "...is the suit that’s been on display for the trial the one worn by the killer? It’s the one with DNA from Venegas, but Borges said it should be more badly melted or burned based on the killer’s close contact with flames and the fact that it isn’t fireproof, per lab tests. Mees said witnesses who found the suit said it smelled like gasoline, and a missing chunk from the bottom of one leg is consistent with having melted off from contact with fire."

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    "Borges showed clip by clip, the surveillance video in which the suspect momentarily steps in the fuel and flames, arguing that neither was found on the the yellow suit.

    Mees told the jurors that there is no reasonable doubt. She reminded them that Venegas' DNA was found on the yellow suit, bicycle and the black mask used by the suspect in the surveillance video."

    <snipped> http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/shasta/closing-arguments-in-murder-trial-of-juan-venegas/605806598
     
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    Jury deliberations in murder trial start over from scratch

    http://www.redding.com/story/news/local/2017/08/22/jury-deliberations-murder-trial-start-over-scratch/589347001/

     
  8. JusticeWillBeServed

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    Mistrial hangs over Redding man's murder trial

    http://www.redding.com/story/news/local/2017/08/25/mistrial-hangs-over-redding-mans-murder-trial/595112001/

    The jury was reportedly deadlocked at an 8-4 vote.
     
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    Mistrial declared in Venegas murder trial

    http://www.redding.com/story/news/local/2017/08/29/mistrial-declared-venegas-murder-trial/611705001/

     
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    I certainly didn't expect a mistrial with 8 votes to acquit. It seems that the DNA evidence and Venegas seemingly trying to establish an alibi weren't enough for the jurors. I'd like to know what their reasoning was. Do they think he was framed? Was he? Did someone give false testimony for the defense? I think the prosecution needs to do a more thorough job of eliminating the other two men who had "reason" to kill Wicks, one of whom allegedly threatened to burn him. That is probably why the jurors had reasonable doubt IMO. It's up to the prosecution to prove guilt, and if they don't, the jurors really have no choice but to acquit.

    Some of this testimony is in this article.

    http://www.redding.com/story/news/l...rts-man-accused-setting-clerk-fire/528658001/
     
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    Redding man to stand trial again in fire homicide

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/local/2017/10/20/redding-man-stand-trial-again-fire-homicide/783567001/

     
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  14. Linskid

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    Could anyone find a date for retrial?


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  15. Lilibet

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    I found the case docket on the Shasta County Superior Court site in the court calendar section with the notation &#8220;Setting&#8221; on 2/6 for April 18. Perhaps April 18 is for setting the new trial date? Or is it the new trial date? I&#8217;m rather frustrated...again...about how hard it is to find anything in MSM.

    caselookup.shasta.courts.ca.gov:8080/Docs/Shasdock_42001.pdf

    caselookup.shasta.courts.ca.gov:8080/cgi-bin/webcase22r?typename=NAME347481&ctyp=Criminal&fileyear=17&kdist=AA&kcnty=AA&ktype=AA&ksub=AA&kyear=00&knum=0000000&kseq=000
     
  17. Lilibet

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    Waiting for April 18 to see what &#8220;setting&#8221; means on court calendar. Nothing in the news as usual.
     
  18. Lilibet

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    The case docket now indicates May 4 for &#8220;setting&#8221; again, whatever that means. Here is a screenshot, since the link won&#8217;t post.

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    Use the court website, &#8220;case index&#8221; to search for Juan Venegas. Results links won&#8217;t post.

    http://www.shastacourts.com/index.shtml



     

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  19. Lilibet

    Lilibet Well-Known Member

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    It appears that the trial will begin on Sept. 25. There will be &#8220;further proceedings&#8221; on August 30 and a &#8220;trial readiness conference&#8221; on Sept. 21. We shall see.

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    Search Juan Venegas at link under &#8220;case index.&#8221;
    http://www.shastacourts.com/index.shtml
     

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