May 25, 2017

Setting date for Marci Kitchen jury trial to be scheduled on June 13

Marci Kitchen was arraigned on information this morning for her jury trial.

Kitchen entered a not guilty plea to all charges and denied all special allegations. She was present with her attorneys, Mr. Patrik Griego and Mr. Benjamin Okin.

Deputy District Attorney Stacey Eads present for the People.

Setting date on June 13 at 8:30 to set dates depending on availability of experts.


Mad River Union, Times-Standard, North Coast News and I were in court for the arraignment.

Joe Kitchen was in court with his attorney, Mr. Zachary Zwerdling.

North Coast News filmed Marci Kitchen walking to Mr. Griego's office. Supporters chastised North Coast News asking for Kitchen to be left alone and to have compassion.

The charges are listed in detail below in the previous post:

Less supporters than last time, including Josh and Mel Pearlston.

May 19, 2017


Marci Kitchen charged with more counts for jury trial including fleeing crime scene


Count 1 is vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence while being intoxicated (Jane Doe 1) ; Count 1 has two special allegations: fleeing the crime scene and multiple victims.

Count 2 is  
vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence while being intoxicated (Jane Doe 2) ; Count 1 has two special allegations: fleeing the crime scene and multiple victims.

Count 3 is DUI; Alcohol while causing injury with two special allegations: great bodily injury resulting in brain injury and paralysis and multiple victims. 

Count 4 is Hit and Run with Injury/Death.


3 comments:

  1. "Supporters chastised North Coast News asking for Kitchen to be left alone and to have compassion."
    I seem to remember the classic definition chutzpah is that given by Leo Rosten: "that quality enshrined in a man who, having killed his mother and father, throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan."
    So show compassion to a woman who was more concerned about getting someone to hide her stash than what actually happened...no, I don't think so.
    I find it interesting that no one has come forward so far (from all the accounts I've read) to tell about what a great mother she was, how she put her kids first and encouraged them in school, sports, etc. Or what a good friend she was, things she had done for others that showed kindness or charity on her part.
    I could see some people might say in her defense 'oh she wasn't that bad a mother, not like others' but that's no measure, to be better than others.
    For those who support her, pray for her; don't expect others to turn away from the horror that was the deaths of two innocent girls.
    It's not just people who know or know of her. There are strong laws for a reason and if you think it's too strong, then look at the website for Mothers Against Drunk Drivers:
    http://www.madd.org/

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  2. hi gabriele,
    i like your comments that i've read here. they're been informative and written in a cohesive and frank fashion. even when i disagree w/you i like your comments. are you working in the legal field?
    i have an aa degree as a paralegal. i worked for a defense lawyer and the best experience i had in that office was proofing and correcting an appellate brief for THE supreme court.

    i quit that line of work when i started (- i'm not done yet after 40 yrs) becoming cynical, dispirited, angry and frustrated watching how the legal system "works".

    i love words - it all comes down to semantics.

    your comments "I find it interesting that no one has come forward...about what a great mother she was. Or what a good friend she was, things she had done for others that showed kindness or charity on her part...".

    i read mr. chiv and kym kemp daily and usually several times daily.
    i comment all too frequently.
    i do remember a woman talking about all the things you mentioned. She said ms. kitchen was the kind of friend who always brings a little something to others just because she like to make people happy.

    ms kitchen could make me REALLY happy by pleading guilty to a serious felony and doing what she has earned, in my belief, when she drove away from that accident.
    i usually have my scanner on 24/7 here. i'd been listening to my scanner when the kids were 1st reported as hit, and listened up until the time there was no more scanner traffic over it.
    I remember kym kemp posting that she was very near vomiting this was so terrible and shocking. she seemed to know that mom might be the one who hit them. that really angered me, knowing how WRONG ms. kitchen was behaving that night.
    her behavior has only gotten worse from there.

    anyway, enough.
    thanks! good fortune to you.

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