An anonymous source informed me that Kenneth Vanderford and Kevin Etherton were found guilty on all charges for the killing of Dorothy Wiederrich and Alan Karl Gregor. The likelihood of that result was apparent when the San Joaquin County Superior Court web site showed the next hearing would be for Sentencing on 6/1/20.
If more details are forthcoming, they will be posted.
Nothing of a substantive nature to report on this case. All that is known to those of us not in the courtroom is that the trial is scheduled to continue on Wednesday 3/11/20.
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.
The local press doesn’t seem to be covering this double murder case, so all I can pass along is this from the San Joaquin Superior Court web site, “01/30/2020 09:00 AM-Further Jury Trial.”
As of Friday, 1/24/20 the next hearing for Motions in Limine in the trial of Kenneth Vanderford and Kevin Etherton, who are accused of murdering Dorothy Wiederrich and Alan Gregor, will be Monday, 1/27/20 at 11:00 AM.
For those who might be wondering a Motion in Limine is defined as, “In U.S. law, a motion in limine (Latin: [ɪn ˈliːmɪnɛ]; “at the start”, literally, “on the threshold”) is a motion, discussed outside the presence of the jury, to request that certain testimony be excluded. The motion is decided by a judge in both civil and criminal proceedings.”
It appears that a jury has been selected in the Wiederrich/Gregor murder trial (although I am speculating on this point) . Motions in limine will be heard on 1/23/20.
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 .
Throughout the Leila Fowler murder investigation and trial, the prosecution relied heavily on the fact that no one saw anyone go into or away from the Fowler house on the morning of Leila’s murder. No one heard any screams either. Therefore, Isiah Fowler (the only person known to have been in the house at the same time) must be guilty. His story of an intruder killing his sister must be false. No one could get into and out of the house without being seen.
For example, on Saturday February 13, 2016 Lodi, CA police were called to a house in a tightly spaced development on the 2300 block of Woodlake Circle, after a relative found the body of 74 year Dorothy Wiederrich. Ms. Wiederrich was stabbed to death. Neighbors did not call the police because they didn’t see or hear anything. Someone got in, brutally killed this woman and then escaped and no one saw or heard a thing.
It happened in Valley Springs, CA. It just happened in Lodi, CA.
It can happen anywhere.