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George Mulligan case in Calaveras County Update

The result of the Trial Setting Conference held on 7/10/20 in the case involving 32 counts that George Mulligan of Valley Springs engaged in sexual activity with minors was continued until 8/3/20.

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Update on the George Mulligan sexual abuse of minors case in Calaveras County.

The case in Calaveras against George Edwin Mulligan for multiple counts of sexual misconduct involving minors continues slowly.  The Covid-19 virus has no doubt made it difficult for new counsel to meet with Mulligan.  A Trial Setting Conference held on 4/3/20 set a new date for a Trial Setting Conference to 7/10/30 at 8:30 AM.

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Mulligan and Wiederrich/Gregor Case updates.

As of a couple of hours ago, the Wiederrich/ Gregor murder case continues apace in San Joaquin county Superior Court.

As for the Mulligan child molestation case in Calaveras County, last week the defendant, George Mulligan, moved to fire his attorney.  On 2/20/20 and new public defender was appointed and a new trial setting conference is set for 4/3/20.

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New Twist in the George Mulligan Child Molestation Case in Calaveras County.

The Calaveras County Superior Court trial of George Edwin Mulligan for numerous counts of child molestation took severe turn this week.  The trial was set to begin on 2/19/20, until Mulligan filed a Marsden Motion.

A Marsden Motion is filed by a defendant who wishes to fire his or her attorney on the basis of inadequate representation.  Mulligan was/is represented by court appointed attorney David Keith Singer.  The specific reasons for Mulligan’s motion are not known at this time and the trial is put on hold until the issue is resolved.

If new counsel is appointed, it should cause a considerable delay, just because that person will have so much material to come up to speed on.

One likely scenario is that Mulligan and Singer disagree on whether Mulligan should take the stand as part of his defense.  However, that is a purely speculative theory.

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George Mulligan case moves closer to trial.

The Calaveras County case for multiple counts of child molestation involving the defendant George Mulligan, continues toward a trial date of 2/19/20.  The Trial Readiness Conference went off as scheduled on 2/14/20 and the Trial Confirmation Conference is set for 2/18/20.  As of yet, there is no change for the start of the trial on 2/19/20.

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Wiederrich Murder Trial Appears to be going forward starting 1/14/20.

A quick check of the San Joaquin County Court Case Index showed that the trial of Kenneth A. Vanderford ( AKA Bobby Presley) and Kevin Etherton for the stabbing murders in Lodi, CA of Dorothy Wiederrich and Alan Karl Gregor looks like it will get underway as scheduled on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 .

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Mulligan Sex w/Minors Case Update

The multiple count case of sex with minors against George Mulligan of Valley Springs, CA in Calaveras County Superior Court is now scheduled for a jury trial on February 19, 2020.

1/27/20 – Rechecked the Mulligan case docket and the Trial Date of 2/19/20 remains on the docket subject to a Trial Readiness Conference on 2/14/20.

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Update on the Mulligan Child Molestation Case in Calaveras County, California

The first post regarding the roughly 25 count indictment for various allegations of sex with minors against George Mulligan of Valley Springs, CA was reported here in early October of 2018.

In what has become a monthly ritual, the trial setting conference for August was pushed back to 9/6/19.  Given the number of charges and the likelihood of a large number of victims, this is not surprising.  There is a great deal of material to go through in order for the defense to get a handle on this case.

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The Use of DNA Just Gets More Interesting

Learning more about the use of DNA as a forensic tool.
 
Today I learned that DNA samples can be extracted from fingerprints/fingermarks. It makes perfect sense that “touch DNA” would be deposited at a crime scene through finger prints.
 
The results seem to vary depending on the surface where the print/mark was left and the duration of time the finger was pressed against the surface. Just the same, even if a fingerprint/fingermark is smudged, DNA might be extracted to help place a person at a crime scene.
 
I am waiting to hear back from a major DNA research firm to learn if DNA can be extracted from the material used to lift prints from a crime scene.

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An arrest for sex with minors in Valley Springs, CA.

As it a appeared on the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Arrest Log for 9/28/18, George Edwin Mulligan of Dunn Road in Valley Springs for various counts of sexual activities with minors.

Today, 10/3/18, Mulligan was arraigned on the following 25 charges .

001 PC288A(C)(2)-F-Oral Copulation-By Force,Violence,Duress Etc 288A(C2) Felony 08/22/2010
002 PC289(A)(1)-F-Sexual Penetration 289(A1) Felony 08/22/2010
003 PC288(A)-F-Lewd Act With Child Under 14 Years 288(A) Felony 08/22/2010
004 PC288a(c )(2)(c )-F-Oral Copulation-By Force, Violence, Duress etc 288a( c2 c) Felony 10/02/2018
005 PC288a(c )(2)(c )-F-Oral Copulation-By Force, Violence, Duress etc 288a( c2 c) Felony 10/02/2018
006 PC288(C)(1)-F-Lewd Act With Child 14 Or 15/Deft 10 Years Older 288(C1) Felony 08/22/2011
007 PC288a(c )(2)(c )-F-Oral Copulation-By Force, Violence, Duress etc 288a( c2 c) Felony 10/02/2018
008 PC288a(c )(2)(c )-F-Oral Copulation-By Force, Violence, Duress etc 288a( c2 c) Felony 10/02/2018
009 PC288(C)(1)-F-Lewd Act With Child 14 Or 15/Deft 10 Years Older 288(C1) Felony 08/22/2012
010 PC261(A)(2)-F-Rape Of A Person by Force 261(A2) Felony 08/22/2013
011 PC288a(c )(2)(c )-F-Oral Copulation-By Force, Violence, Duress etc 288a( c2 c) Felony 10/02/2018
012 PC288a(c )(2)(c )-F-Oral Copulation-By Force, Violence, Duress etc 288a( c2 c) Felony 10/02/2018
013 PC261(A)(2)-F-Rape Of A Person by Force 261(A2) Felony 08/22/2014
014 PC288a(c )(2)(c )-F-Oral Copulation-By Force, Violence, Duress etc 288a( c2 c) Felony 10/02/2018
015 PC288a(c )(2)(c )-F-Oral Copulation-By Force, Violence, Duress etc 288a( c2 c) Felony 10/02/2018
016 PC261(A)(2)-F-Rape Of A Person by Force 261(A2) Felony 08/22/2015
017 PC288a(c )(2)(c )-F-Oral Copulation-By Force, Violence, Duress etc 288a( c2 c) Felony 10/02/2018
018 PC288a(c )(2)(c )-F-Oral Copulation-By Force, Violence, Duress etc 288a( c2 c) Felony 08/22/2015
019 PC261(A)(1)-F-Rape Of A Person Incapable Of Giving Consent Due To Mental Disorder Or Devp/Phys Disa 261(A1) Felony 08/22/2016
020 PC288a(c )(2)(c )-F-Oral Copulation-By Force, Violence, Duress etc 288a( c2 c) Felony 10/02/2018
021 PC288a(c )(2)(c )-F-Oral Copulation-By Force, Violence, Duress etc 288a( c2 c) Felony 08/22/2016
022 PC261(A)(2)-F-Rape Of A Person by Force 261(A2) Felony 08/22/2017
023 PC288a(c )(2)(c )-F-Oral Copulation-By Force, Violence, Duress etc 288a( c2 c) Felony 08/22/2017
024 PC288a(c )(2)(c )-F-Oral Copulation-By Force, Violence, Duress etc 288a( c2 c) Felony 08/22/2017
025 PC261(A)(2)-F-Rape Of A Person by Force 261(A2) Felony 08/01/2017

Courtesy of the Calaveras County Superior Court Case Index

This mug shot of Mulligan appeared in the Calaveras  Enterprise web site this afternoon. (http://www.calaverasenterprise.com/news/article_90513fea-c81e-11e8-b3a9-f3986298196d.html)

Mulligan Mugshot cropped

Having seen the arrest log last Friday we checked the address location and found that it is approximately 1.2 miles from the Rippon Road address where Leila Fowler was brutally murdered on 4/27/13.  A check of records available on  the Calaveras County Recorder’s web site shows that a deed in Mulligan’s name was filed on 12/27/12, just four months before Leila’s death.  It will be interesting to see if Mulligan’s DNA matches the still unidentified male DNA found on Leila by California D. O. J. Crime Scene Investigators.

 

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