Apr 19, 2016

Former Hoopa softball coach sentencing continued to April 25

William Jarnaghan wa supposed sentenced on April 18 at 4 p. Sentencing
continued for a week to April 25 at 4 p.m.

Mar 23, 2016

Former Hoopa softball coach William Jarnaghan pleads guilty to sexual penetration with a foreign object with a victim under 18 years

William Jarnaghan plead to one count of PC 289 (h), a felony, yesterday in Courtroom 5. That is sexual penetration with a foreign object with a victim under 18 years.

According to the law, anyone who is guilty of this crime, "shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison or in a county jail for a period of not more than one year."

The other charges were dismissed. The victim and family were in court. Jarnaghan entered an Arbuckle waiver since Visting Judge Arvid Johnson was filling in for Judge Joyce Hinrichs.

Sentencing is on April 18 at 4 p.m.

Mar 11, 2016

Resolution reached in former Hoopa softball coach William Jarnaghan's case involving minor

At today's trial assignment for former Hoopa softball coach William Jarnaghan, the jury trial was vacated since a resolution was reached late yesterday.

The offer was made by the defense and victim's family was notified yesterday at 4:30 p.m.

March 22 at 2 p.m. is when the plea will be accepted. Judge Joyce Hinrichs will be away so an Arbuckle waiver was entered so another Judge could accept the plea.

Feb 9, 2016

Defense motion to continue former Hoopa softball coach's jury trial granted despite People's and victim's oppositions

A motion filed by former Hoopa softball coach William Jarnaghan's attorney, Mr. Neal Sanders, to continue the jury trial scheduled for February 16 was granted this afternoon by Judge Joyce Hinrichs.

Jarnaghan was not in court. Mr. Sanders said he was present in the hallway and waived his appearance in court for today's hearing.

Deputy District Attorney Stacey Eads, who was present in court today for her CAST colleague, Ms. Brie Bennett said, "People are opposed. People are prepared to proceed to trial. The victim is a minor who resides in the community of which Mr. Jarnaghan also is part of and is having a difficult time. This is prolonging the victim's suffering. The victim has a constitutional right to a speedy jury trial."

Mr. Sanders countered with, "I was led to believe that this was resolved until the last hearing. The powers to be rejected the original disposition. My client has a constitutional right to effective counsel."

Ms. Eads said that the offer that was made to Jarnaghan was made early in the case. He chose to reject that offer. That offer was no longer available and the defendant decided to consider it " months later down the road."

New jury trial date is March 14 at 8:30 a.m, Trial assignment is on March 11 at 8:30 a.m. and Trial Confirmation is on March 1 at 2 p.m.

Jan 20, 2016

Jury trial confirmed for former Hoopa softball coach William Jarnaghan

There was a pre trial hearing scheduled yesterday afternoon for William Jarnaghan.
Visiting Judge Stephen L. Mock subbed in for Judge Joyce Hinrichs. Dates were confirmed.

Oct 29, 2015

Resolution before jury trial may happen in case for former Hoopa softball coach charged with alleged sexual charges involving former student

This afternoon, trial setting for former Hoopa softball coach, William Jarnaghan, was scheduled in Courtroom 5.

Deputy District Attorney Brie Bennett is prosecuting the case. Mr. Neal Sanders is representing Jarnaghan. DDA Jackie Pizzo subbed in for her colleague this afternoon.

Mr.  Sanders said, "We are trying to see if we can get a resolution on the case. We were hoping for that today. The family needs to decide what kind of disposition they want."

Since it is a time waived case, jury trial was set for February 16 at 8:30, Trial confirmation for February 2 at 2 p.m and pre trial on December 15 at 2 p.m.

DDA Jackie Pizzo said, "My only concern about setting it in February is that I haven't spoken with the victims."

Judge Hinrichs said that while she realizes that under Marcy's law, victims are entitled to speedy resolution, this is a time waived case and "we are trying to set realistic time frames" of when cases will proceed.

Oct 14, 2015

William Jarnaghan enters not guilty pleas at arraignment for alleged sexual charges against minor victim

Former Hoopa High school softball coach William Jarnaghan was arraigned on information this afternoon in Courtroom 2. Exact same charges as preliminary hearing. All counts are against a female victim under 18 years old. Counts 1,2 and 3 are felonies.PC 289 (h). Counts 4,5 and 6 are misdemeanors. Annoying/Molest a child under 18 years. PC 647.6 (a)(1).

If convicted, Jarnaghan will have to register as a sex offender.
Jarnaghan entered not guilty pleas.

Deputy District Attorney Brie Bennett is prosecuting the case. Mr. Neal Sanders is representing Jarnaghan.

Trial setting is 10/29 at 2 p.m. in Courtroom 5.

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