Warren Sentenced to Life Without Parole
John Chiv covers the local legal system for his blog. He shares his observations on some of the more high profile trials with us in our Humboldt Justice guest column.
John Chiv, local courtroom watcher, is reporting that Jason Warren was sentenced to life without parole and fifty years to life in the deaths of two different women. Warren had been convicted of murdering a Hoopa woman, Dorothy Ulrich, and striking three women joggers and dog on Myrtle Avenue with a vehicle. Suzanne Seemann, one of the joggers, and a dog were killed. The two other women joggers were seriously injured.
For the first degree murder of [Suzanne Seemann,] Warren was sentenced 50 years to life but after attorney arguments, Judge Ciisna is going to look at cases and that could change to life without the possibility of parole.
For the attempted murders od Terri Vroman Little and Jessica Hunt, Warren was sentenced to indeterminate term of life for each count. That means 7 years to life for each attempted murder count.
He was also resentenced for an older case to 9 years and 4 months. All terms are to be served consecutively.
Certain restitution issues and the final decision on sentencing for Count 2 will be decided on February 8 at 2 p.m.
The defense motion to strike one of Warren’s priors was granted by Judge Cissna, despite his hesitance, after the People did not oppose it since they wanted to avoid an appellate issue and because it would have no practical effect on sentencing.
The defense also got Judge Cissna to change his final decision on five year enhancements on each count because they were not included in the first amended information.
Warren, sat emotionless and silent and was led out of the courtroom in cuffs.
Chiv said that he was also asked by the mother of one of the victims to read and share her letter to the court. (Chiv says he will print more statements from other victims later.)
Letter from Mrs. Shirley Ortega, mother to Dorothy Ulrich:
Your honor: today is the day that we beg of the court to rectify the judicial errors and Leniencies that have been given to this criminal in the past. It is time for your honor to do the right thing and sentence this violent criminal to live the rest of his natural life in Prison, so that we, the victims, are able to recover and go on with our lives without having to relive this horrible, senseless crime. We the victims of this case, do not want this violent criminal to ever set foot in society again.
As for you, Jason Anthony Warren, it is time for you to answer for what you have Done. You have taken two beautiful women from this world and caused permanent physical, mental and emotional damage to two others. Your actions of selfishness, and total disregard for human life, put a permanent scar on the lives of so many. You have left sons and a daughter without mothers. You have left aging parents without daughters. You have left grandchildren without a Grandmother. You have left husbands without Wives. You have left hundreds of family members and friends without the beautiful smiles that brightened their days. Your sentence should be the most severe ever because You caused the most severe sentence, DEATH for your victims. And the most severe ever LIFETIME sentence of pain and suffering, WAY more unbearable suffering and pain than your solitary confinement, for the families and loved ones of the victims whose lives you extinguished. You need to think while you are serving the rest of your natural life in prison about, was I humane in the handling of my victims? Was it humane to send my victims to the ground? Was it humane to sentence the victims’ family, friends and generations to LIFETIMES of solitary pain for the loss of their loved ones?
You may have had the power for a few hours but ultimately we the people will have the Power over you for the rest of your life. We hope you have many years to sit in prison And think what you have done. Day after day, hour after hour, minute after minute. Some Say justice has been served, but for those of us left behind, justice would only be served if it was your life, not theirs, that was ended. The one thing you cannot take away are all of the wonderful memories we have of Suzanne and Dorothy. They will live on in all of our hearts forever. You, Jason Anthony Warren, will be forgotten and left to rot away in a cell at a California state prison for the rest of your pitiful life. May the Devil have mercy on your soul!!!
We pray that justice will be served for ALL of us today.
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