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Barrett Back To Court In April

Barrett Back To Court In April

An arraignment on amended charges and a bail hearing was set Friday for Jeremiah Barrett in his first court appearance since a panel of jurors ruled he was not guilty on two felony “murder in the second degree” charges.  Though the jury acquitted Barrett on two murder charges, they could not reach consensus on four other charges, and a mistrial was declared at the end of a 17-day trial last month.  Barrett was acquitted of charges in connection with the shooting deaths of Daniel Haney and Terry Looney Jr. at a Calaveras County marijuana garden.  A third man, Wesley David Smith, was allegedly shot by a shotgun and a derringer a moment later. The jury was undecided on the murder charge that stemmed from Smith’s death.  Barrett will appear again April 7 in Calaveras County Superior Court for arraignment on the remaining charges: one felony murder in the second degree and three felony manslaughter allegations.  A bail hearing will occur on the same day, but for now, Barrett’s bail remains at $3.45 million.


Written by Joey Guidi

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