Apr 25, 2016

Jury selection starts for Jonas Semore jury trial; one of the suspects in the alleged homicide of of David Ganfield dropped of at Mad River ER

Jury selection began this morning in the Jonas Semore case. Hardship questionnaires are being considered by Judge John Feeney, Deputy District Attorney Roger Rees and Semore's attorney Mr. Russ Clanton.

Semore's family was there to support him today. From Wednesday to Friday, there will be no court session as Mr. Clanton will be out of town for other cases.

Apr 22, 2016

Jonas Semore jury trial to start April 25; alleged homicide of David Ganfield dropped of at Mad River ER

Jonas Semore jury trial confirmed today at trial assignment and will begin on April 25.

His attorney, Mr. Russ Clanton was in trial in the Kailan Meserve case, which concluded this Tuesday.

The co-defendant in this case, Nicholas Johnson, is being tried separately.

Mar 4, 2016

Defense motion for continuance for Jonas Semore's jury trial granted, new jury trial set for April 4

Defense counsel, Mr. Russ Clanton, filed a motion for continuance for the jury trial currently scheduled March 7 for Jonas Semore. Due to receiving a volume of discovery recently from the People and Mr. Clanton's trial schedule, Semore entered a limited time waiver today at trial assignment.

March 7 date was vacated, new jury date is April 4. Trial Assignment on April 1.

Feb 24, 2016

Jonas Semore's jury trial for the alleged homicide of man dropped off at Mad River ER confirmed for March

Jonas Semore had a trial confirmation for his jury trial scheduled for this afternoon.

The co-defendant in this case, is Nicholas Johnson, who was recently arrested in a standoff with law enforcement, after allegedly shooting at Humboldt County DA investigators. Johnson had an intervention hearing this afternoon. Johnson's preliminary hearing scheduled for March 8  was continued at the request of the defense. New intervention date is March 21. New preliminary hearing date is March 28.

Dates were confirmed for Semore and his jury trial is set to proceed on March 7. With full days, the trial estimate is two weeks.

For the first time, Semore smiled and acknowledged his family, particularly his mom, as he left the courtroom. His family has been there to support him at court hearings.

Jan 14, 2016

Jonas Semore jury trial for alleged murder of David Ganfield dropped off at Mad River set for March 7

Mr. Russ Clanton was confirmed as Semore's counsel in December. Today, there was a trial confirmation hearing scheduled in Courtroom 5. Semore withdrew his time waiver today.

Jury trial is now set for March 7 at 8:30 a.m. and Trial Confirmation is February 24 at 2 p.m.

Dec 18, 2015

Jury trial for suspect in death of man dropped off at Mad River ER postponed since he is in between attorneys

The jury trial for Jonas Semore, one of  two men, charged in the homicide of David Ganfield was scheduled for December 21. That trial date has been rescheduled to February 8, 2016.

The reason being he is in between attorneys. He was represented by Ms. Kathleen Bryson, who withdrew from the case in December 17. Judge John Feeney granted that motion.

On December, Mr. David Celli was present with Semore in court. Whether his office will represent Semore will be confirmed on December 22.

There is pre-trial and confirmation of counsel scheduled for December 22 at 2 p.m. and Trial Confirmation on January 14, 2016.

Deputy District Attorney Roger Rees is prosecuting the case.

Oct 26, 2015

Jonas Semore charged with the death of David Ganfield who was dropped off at Mad River ER has jury trial postponed to December

Instead of his jury trial today, Jonas Semore had a disposition and reset hearing this afternoon in Courtroom 5.

Semore pulled his time waiver this afternoon. New jury trial date is December 21, Trial Confirmation is December 7 at 2 p.m. and Pre-Trial is on November 30 at 2 p.m.

Sep 9, 2015

Jonas Semore arraigned today for the murder of David Ganfield, jury trial set for October 26

Jonas Semore was scheduled for arraignment on information in Courtroom 1 this afternoon at 2 p.m. The compliant filed by the District Attorney's office charges Semore with Count 1 Murder and a special allegation of using a deadly and dangerous weapon during the alleged commission of the crime, a bat.

He is charged with the murder of David Ganfield. The co-defendant is still at large.

Jury trial set for October 26.

I was the only one to cover the two day preliminary hearing. Links below.

Deputy District Attorney Roger Rees is prosecuting the case. Ms. Kathleen Bryson is representing Semore.

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