Jennifer Kendall appeared in court Monday morning for a short hearing to change future hearing dates and discuss documents.
Deputy district attorney Dale Gomes noted that a preliminary hearing was set for Aug. 29, but noted that he had not received subpoenaed documents from Sacramento Superior Court. He requested new hearing dates of Sept. 17 and 19, in order to obtain and analyze the documents.
Although Judge Douglas C. Phimister initially thought that the documents had not been received, Gomes said he had verified they were in the court’s custody “several weeks or a month ago.” Neither prosecution nor defense had copies of the documents.
Phimister then told Gomes and defense attorney Tom Johnson that, at Gomes’ urging, they could stipulate that the prosecution become custodian of the documents and create duplicates for the defense, which both sides agreed to, ending the hearing.
Kendell, 32, had reportedly fled from California to Spokane, Wash. with her then 18-month-old son, in violation of family court orders. She was located on April 9, transported back to El Dorado County and custody of the child was given to the father.
Kendall will appear in court on Sept. 17 at 1 p.m.