Jan 21, 2015

Judson Stiglich preliminary hearing continued due to outstanding discovery

Judson Stiglich who is charged with voluntary manslaughter, unlawful firearm activity, marijuana possession, allowing a place for preparing or storing a controlled substance, possession of marijuana for sale and receiving stolen property. Stiglich had a preliminary hearing scheduled for January 26. DDA Stacey Eads was present in Courtroom 4 for the People. Stiglich's family has hired private attorney David Celli. Today there was no resolution in an intervention hearing.

Mr. Celli made an oral motion to continue the preliminary hearing which was not opposed by the People. Mr. Celli said that there was "a large volume of discovery he did not have and he did not have the police report." Stiglich who had previously not waived time; entered a general time waiver today so that the preliminary hearing could be continued. Judge Timothy Cissna granted the defense motion.

Ms. Eads said that the DA's office did not have the discovery either, expected some of it today.

Family members family were present in the courtroom. Not sure if they were Stiglich's family members or the victim's family but after today's hearing, some were sobbing outside the courtroom.

An OR Bail hearing and Disposition/Reset hearing has been scheduled for January 29. This is not Stiglich's first brush with the law.

UPDATED: Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release:

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrested, Judson Allen Stiglich age 32, for homicide for the shooting death of the victim, Ryan James Robinson age 22 from Rio Dell.

During the investigation Detectives learned that the victim and suspect knew each other. On the day of the homicide the suspect shot the victim after a brief verbal argument with each other.

The female age 32 in this investigation was released by the Detectives after questioning and was not arrested. Judson Stiglich was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for Homicide, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and for possession for stolen property.

The firearm used in the homicide was stolen from a victim out of the City of Fortuna. Stiglich’s bail has been set at one million dollars. An autopsy has been scheduled for this Saturday. If anyone has information in this Homicide please contact Investigator Greg Musson at 707-268-3643.

Original press release:

Judson Allen Stiglich, age 32, of Eureka (see 2013 mugshot right) was arrested yesterday for murder in the death of Ryan James Robinson, age 22 in Cutten. According to Lt. Wayne Hanson of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. Stiglich was also arrested for being a convicted felon in the possession of a firearm. Hanson said the firearm had been stolen out of Fortuna.

Lt. Hanson said the two men knew each other and got into a dispute which resulted in Robinson’s death.

A 32 year old female who was detained in connection with the incident was not arrested.


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