Oct 31, 2016

Kade Chandler's preliminary hearing continued for a fourth day of testimony in January 2017

The third day of Kade Chandler's preliminary hearing was scheduled for all day today until 4 in Courtroom 1.

It will now continue to a 4th day on January 9 at 9:45 a.m.

The preliminary did not start at 8:30 a.m. as scheduled because Mr. John Paul Lopez, the DOJ criminalist expected to testify for the People could not fly in until this morning due to the weather.
He started his testimony at 11 a.m. The defense plans to call their expert, Suzanne Ayres.

The first two days of his preliminary took place on September 19. The only victim to survive Bradley Thueumler and law enforcement testified in September.

No media was present for those hearings and no media was present in court today.

I am waiting for it to conclude to do posts on the entire preliminary hearing.

Oct 4, 2016

October 31 date set for Day 3 of Kade Chandler's preliminary hearing

(Credit: KRCR-TV)

Setting of third day of preliminary for Kade Chandler which includes the DOJ criminalist scheduled to testify was held this afternoon. at 4 p.m. in Courtroom 1.

October 31, the DOJ criminalist will testify, with cross examination, the defense expects that to last all morning. In the afternoon, the defense may call their own expert witness.

The original incident occurred in February 2015.  Chandler was 20 years old at that time.

Chandler is charged with Count 1 gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, alleged victim Kendra Lewis;Count 2 gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated; alleged victim Savannah Kindred and a special allegation of great bodily injury to Bradley Thueumler.

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  1. Youre this areas only real journalist John!

  2. We look forward to today and can only pray things go as they should. Either Kade will plea to a lesser charge or the prelim will continue and they will bind him over to trial today. This has been a long time comeing.....nearing on 2 years since Kendra and Sav were taken.