Wentz appears in court for short hearing

By From page B1 | November 09, 2012

Wentz Rachel


Rachel Lynn Wentz appeared in court Wednesday morning to receive new court dates and for a few comments on incoming documents.

Defense attorney David Brooks told El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Douglas C. Phimister that he was awaiting incoming discovery and would need about two weeks to accommodate the findings. Deputy district attorney Vicki Ashworth had no objections.

New dates were chosen for the next hearings, scheduled on Nov. 19 and 21, both at 8 a.m. A Nov. 14 hearing was vacated.

Wentz is charged with arson related to her Garden Valley home burning down on Oct. 29, with a special allegation that a device designed to accelerate the fire was used. She is also charged with charged with child abuse and endangerment of her son.

Cole Mayer

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