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9/23 UPDATE: Jury Deliberations Begin in Zapata, Bailey, Meagher Trial

You couldn’t ask for two more different attorneys than Joseph Tully and Nolan Weber to argue opposite sides of the People vs. Carlos Zapata/ Elizabeth Bailey/Christopher Meagher case. It’s the story of the tortoise and the hare. Zapata’s criminal defense… Continue Reading

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Zapata & Friends Trial, Day 5: Mrs. Zapata Takes the Stand; The Defense Rests

Day 5 of the People v Carlos Zapata, Christopher Meagher and Elizabeth Bailey trial resumed Thursday with the prosecution’s witness Kenneth Cornelius. Cornelius was a cook at the Market Street Blade & Barrel restaurant in Redding on May 4. That’s… Continue Reading

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Zapata & Friends Trial, Day 4: Distracting Shiny Objects

Day Four of the trial known as The People v. Carlos Zapata, Christopher Meagher and Elizabeth Bailey resumed Wednesday in Dept. 4 of the Shasta County Courthouse. Judge Jody Burgess presided over the Sept. 15 proceeding that seemed to lurch… Continue Reading

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Nathan Pinkney Grilled by Zapata Attorney Who Excludes Journalist Doni Chamberlain from Trial

Last Wednesday evening, my good friend and colleague A News Cafe publisher Doni Chamberlain sent me an urgent email. Chamberlain is covering the triple joined trial of Emiliano Carlos Zapata, Christopher Meagher and Elizabeth Bailey on charges that the trio… Continue Reading

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Questionable Conduct Abounds Among Shasta County Law Enforcement Officials

Imagine a place where a lieutenant employed by the county sheriff’s department owns a gun shop, promoted by a Facebook page filled with extreme right-wing content, that sells, not only guns, but also gear representing the State of Jefferson secessionist… Continue Reading