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CHP commander promoted and reassigned

Placerville CHP Commander Capt. Chuck King called his position the “most rewarding assignment in 16 years” of service. King, who received a promotion on May 1 from lieutenant to captain, is transferring to the Sacramento Communications Center in Rancho Cordova, where he will take command of dispatch for seven areas spread over five counties, he […]

Jury gets Zanon case

Democrat staff writer Closing arguments in the David Charles Zanon capital murder trial were delivered Wednesday, and the fate of the man accused of killing a California Highway Patrol officer now rests in the hands of 12 total strangers. Zanon, who exercised his Fifth Amendment rights and did not testify during the trial, sat with […]

Defense nears end in CHP death trial

Democrat staff writer The capital murder trial of a man accused of murdering a California Highway Patrol officer in 2007 could soon be nearing the final stages of the guilt phase. El Dorado County Superior Court Judge James R. Wagoner predicted Tuesday morning that the presentation of evidence in the David Charles Zanon murder case […]

CHP death case: Defense team seeks mistrial

Democrat staff writer Citing prosecutorial misconduct, the defense team for the man charged with the 2007 murder of a California Highway Patrol officer opened TuesdayÕs proceedings by moving for a mistrial. Defense attorney Mark Millard, representing suspected CHP officer killer David Charles Zanon, petitioned El Dorado County Superior Court Judge James R. Wagoner for a […]

CHP death trial: Defense begins

Democrat staff writer The legal battle for David Charles ZanonÕs life began in earnest Thursday as his defense team called its first witness to the stand. Zanon, 41, is charged with the first-degree murder of California Highway Patrol officer Scott Russell on July 31, 2007. Zanon led law enforcement on a high-speed chase that began […]

Prosecution rests in CHP death trial

Democrat staff writer An expert witness took the stand Wednesday afternoon to divulge the gruesome findings of California Highway Patrol officer Scott RussellÕs autopsy. Russell, 46, was killed by David Charles Zanon, 41, on July 31, 2007, when ZanonÕs vehicle struck the officer during a high-speed chase near the Ponderosa Road overpass on eastbound Highway […]

Zanons friends called to testify

Democrat staff writer The David Charles Zanon capital murder case continued Tuesday morning, as two of ZanonÕs friends took the witness stand at the behest of the prosecution. Zanon, 41, is accused of murdering California Highway Patrol officer Scott Russell during a high-speed pursuit on July 31, 2007. Prosecutors contend Zanon purposefully struck Russell with […]

By Jim Ratajcak

The 2007 collision that killed a California Highway Patrol officer was recounted Thursday morning, as witnesses took to the stand in the David Charles Zanon capital murder trial. Zanon, 41, is accused of hitting and killing CHP officer Scott Russell near the Ponderosa Road overpass as the officer deployed a spike strip on July 31, […]

Jury picked in CHP death case

Democrat staff writer After nearly one month of narrowing a pool of 1,250 candidates, the jury for the David Charles Zanon capital murder case was selected Wednesday. With the conclusion of the jury selection process, ZanonÕs trial is set to officially begin Tuesday when El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson delivers his opening statement. […]

Zanon jury picked, trial starts Tuesday

Democrat staff writer After nearly one month of narrowing a pool of 1,250 candidates, the jury for the David Charles Zanon capital murder case was selected Wednesday. With the conclusion of the jury selection process, ZanonÕs trial is set to officially begin Tuesday when El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson delivers his opening statement. […]

Zanon jury selection under way

Democrat staff writer The El Dorado County Superior Courthouse was buzzing Tuesday morning as jury selection for the David Zanon murder case began. Zanon is alleged to have hit and killed California Highway Patrol officer Scott Russell July 31, 2007, during a high speed pursuit that began in Sacramento. He is accused of hitting Russell […]

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