May 11, 2017

Further arraignment scheduled for Eric Lively, suspect in the murder of Jesse Earl Simpson

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Eric Lively, the suspect charged with the murder of Jesse Earl Simpson has a hearing for further arraignment scheduled this afternoon at 1:29 in Courtroom 1.

He was charged with on one count of murder on May 4. Private attorney Mr. Russ Clanton appeared for him that day.

This morning when I checked, no amended complaint had been filed yet. Arraignment can be continued for other reasons such as confirmation of counsel.

(will update future dates later and if there is anything new.)


The deceased subject in this case has been positively identified as Jesse Earl Simpson, age 42 of Shelter Cove.

On 05-03-17 Officers from the California Highway Patrol were dispatched to a fatal traffic collision in the Shelter Cove area of Southern Humboldt County.  Once on scene, CHP Officers determined the collision was the result of an intentional act.  Detectives from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded and took over the investigation.  Suspect Eric Lively (45 years old) was arrested and is being charged with homicide. The victim’s identity is being withheld until next of kin can be notified.

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