Dec 21, 2016

Hannah Baker's family finally gets closure seeing David Lockhart cuffed and taken into custody

Today, the family and friends of Hannah Baker finally got some closure. The photograph was given to me by a family member

I wasn't able to make today's sentencing but I have covered this case and the only one to do, beyond the press release.

I received this message after court this morning.  "Missed ya in court they locked up David laockhart."

"thanks for being there I. The past and doing us right. I will hopefully not being seeing you again. Maybe under better times. Thank you again. You done good."

This has been a long hard road for the family, very emotional, and they finally got to see the man responsible cuffed and taken away. There were a couple of outbursts. 

Dec 1, 2016

David Lockhart pleads guilty , stipulated sentence of three years in prison for the death of Hannah Baker

This morning David Lockhart entered a second plea. He pleaded guilty to Count 1 as charged as well as the special allegation.

Count 1 can be sentenced as 16 months, two years or four years. The special allegation has a 1 year prison term.
(Hannah Baker)

The stipulated agreed sentence is the mid term of two years as well as the 1 year for the special allegation making it a total of three years.

Both parties agreed to sentencing at a later date but could not agree to a date today. A hearing to set that date is scheduled for  12/7 at 8:30 a.m.

The plea is not final until that date.

Deputy District Attorney David Christensen was present for the People, Mr. Patrik Griego for the Baker family and Mr. Russ Clanton with his client Lockhart.

Some family members and friends of the victim were present in court today.

Nov 23, 2016

One plea rejected, now just before the jury trial starts again, a change of plea entered by David Lockhart

After the last plea was rejected by Judge Timothy Cissna, and the case went all the way to a jury trial again, today during trial assignment, Lockhart's jury trial was vacated and a change of plea entered for 12/1/2016.

David Lockhart is charged with Count 1, vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence in the death of Hannah Denise Baker. There is a special allegation that Lockhart caused great bodily injury or death to John Doe.

Mr. Patrik Griego, who represents the Baker family, is discussing this possible option with the family. For background on the case and why the other plea was rejected, please see link below.

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  1. FINALLY...... A bit of justice being handed down in Humboldt County!! Now lets see some justice for Faith Tsarnas & Kya Kitchen AND Savannah Kendred & Kendra Lewis. All killed by Drunk Drivers!!!