Jennifer Kendall appeared in court on Dec. 21 to request the court appoint her an attorney.
When questioned by Judge Daniel B. Proud, Kendall confirmed that she could no longer afford to retain attorney Tom Johnson as she is unemployed. Proud granted her request and appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent her.
Kendell had reportedly fled from California to Spokane, Wash., with her then 18-month-old son, in violation of family court orders. On April 9, she was located and transported back to El Dorado County, where custody of the child was given to the father, Kevin Chase.
The next hearing on the Kendall matter will take place on Jan. 11, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. in Dept. 2.