Jul 26, 2017
Motion to continue Kade Chandler's jury trial for alleged gross vehicular manslaughter denied
Not going to go into details of the oral arguments presented by attorneys in this post, unless the issue comes up again.
Robert Kade Chandler had a hearing scheduled on July 24 at 10:15 in Courtroom 5. It was continued to July 26 to be heard in the home court, at 8:30 a.m. by Judge John Feeney.
On July 24, Judge Christopher Wilson told the defense attorneys that the "date was set on agreement" after the preliminary and that Judge Feeney had presided over the preliminary and was familiar with the case.
The defense had filed a motion to continue; the District Attorney's office filed an opposition to the continuance.
Mr. David Nims, who represents the families of the victims, also filed an opposition. Family members and friends of the victims were in court on July 24 as well as today.
The original incident occurred in February 2015 on Hwy 36. Chandler was 20 years old at that time. It resulted in the death of Savannah Kindred and Kendra Lewis and injury to Bradley Theumler.
Chandler is charged with Count 1 gross vehicular manslaughter, Count 2 gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and special allegation of great bodily injury.
Trial confirmation is scheduled for September 7. Jury trial is scheduled for October 16.
The case is being prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Roger Rees. Chandler is represented by Mr. Benjamin Okin and Mr. Manny Daskal.
The two women were members of the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe.
No other media was in court.