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Calif. man gets 42 months for funding drug couriers

...pleaded guilty in July, and is scheduled to be sentenced next May.During Wednesday's hearing, Pinkston's attorney Steven Wells said his client had no criminal history, and he was just a "small fish caught up in a large net."When given the...
Gottardi found guilty of arson

...hours Wednesday to find Rickey Gottardi guilty of setting Auke Bay ablaze last September. Although defense attorney Steven Wells said his client's chief accusers were of a questionable character better suited for "a Coen brothers" movie than...
Lawyer seeks change of venue for assault trial

...has been asked to move the trial for two people charged in January's robbery and assault of cab driver Eric Drake. Steven Wells, who represents Violet St. Clair, filed a motion to move the trial to a community where the Empire's coverage has...
Mistrial is denied

...explicit photos of the defendant on Saturday in the murder trial of 17-year-old Rachelle Waterman. Defense attorney Steven Wells called for a mistrial when he discovered that three witnesses had watched testimony via video-link in another courtroom...
Waterman jury may be sequestered

...Juneau jury for the first time in more than 20 years. Ketchikan District Attorney Stephen West and defense attorney Steven Wells discussed with Juneau Superior Court Judge Patricia Collins the media attention surrounding defendant Rachelle Waterman...
Couple pleads not guilty to charges in cabbie slashing case

...entered not-guilty pleas during their arraignment Tuesday in Juneau Superior Court. Violet St. Clair's attorney, Steven Wells, said via a telephone hookup in front of Judge Larry Weeks on Tuesday that he probably will file motions to get her...
Judge declines to move stabbing case from Juneau

...the names of the people involved in the incident didn't mean anything, the survey for Assistant Public Advocate Steven Wells showed. By late June, Juneau Superior Court Judge Larry Weeks had denied motions to move the case from attorneys representing...
Pretrial deadlines set in Craig murder case

...morning for a hearing to go over deadlines in advance of the trial, scheduled for Feb. 3 in Craig. Her attorney, Steven Wells, appeared by telephone from his office in Palmer. Juneau Superior Court Judge Patricia Collins presided over the hearing...
Scheduling conflicts delay matricide trial again

...Court Judge William Carey on Monday reset Rachelle Waterman's retrial to June 7 from June 1 because her attorney, Steven Wells, is scheduled for another trial in Anchorage. Wells says even the new trial date might not work. Carey says if the...
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Southeast teen's murder trial to move to Juneau

...Waterman. Juneau Superior Court Judge Patricia Collins held a hearing Friday at the request of Waterman's attorney, Steven Wells. Wells filed a motion to move the trial based on the responses to 300 questionnaires sent to potential jurors in Craig...


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