Jan 4, 2017

Two no bail bonds on Nicholas Leigl; DA charges him with murder, accessory after fact and gang related special allegations

An OR Bail hearing is scheduled this afternoon in Courtroom 4 for Nicholas Leigl, one of four suspects in the homicide of Jesus Garcia.

Currently, Leigl is on a no bail status. According to Humboldt County jail records, he has two no bail bonds; one for a federal violation probation and the other for the murder charge.

Arraignment on info is scheduled for January 13. The complaint filed by the District Attorney's office charges Leigl with Count 1 Murder, with a special allegation that he was an active participant in a criminal street gang, at tbe time of the offense. Count 2 is Accessory after the fact with a special alkegation that the "offense was committed for the benefit of, at the direction of and in association with a criminal street gang."

Deputy District Attorney David Christensen is prosecuting the case. Private attorney Mr. Michael Acosta is representing Leigl.

Second bite at the apple partially successfully, Nicholas Leigl to be arraigned for Jesus Garcia case

Visiting Judge Arnold Rosenfield ruled after hearing arguments from both attorneys today, Deputy DA David Christensen and Leigl's attorney Michael Acosta.

This second preliminary was a two day preliminary hearing starting yesterday. Judge Rosenfield's final decision was:

To issue a holding order to accessory after fact and Leigl was held to answer on the criminal gang participation special allegation. He was not held to answer on the murder charge.

Leigl is one of four suspects in the Jesus Garcia homicide and had his case previously dismissed after a 995 motion.

The possibity of another 995 motion is an option referred to in court today.

Arraignment on information on January 13.

Bail reduction hearing is next week.

I only attended the Judge's ruling, not the two day preliminary since I covered the original preliminary hearing which no other media did so didn't sit through it again.

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