Myers Flat Woman Arrested on Homicide Charges

Last Friday, Melissa Munsell, age 29, of Myers Flat was arrested on homicide and other charges related to a vehicle accident which occurred in January of this year. Munsell was driving about 8 p.m. on the 13th of that month when her Nissan SUV went off the road and hit a tree. The passenger, Kasandra Hillaire, of Myers Flast was pronounced dead at the

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More Details Emerge About the Night Zachery Chapman Died

The shooting death of Zachery Chapman west of Garberville in April of 2014 allegedly set in motion a series of crimes including hiding a body and burning a trailer. However, according to evidence presented to the court, the death itself was self-defense. Initially, Benjamin Carter was charged with Chapman’s homicide but this week those charges were dismissed. The defendant’s attorney, Michael Acosta, provided local

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Why Murder Charges Were Dismissed Against Ben Carter and His Bail Reduced by $1 Million

Yesterday, murder charges in the shooting death of Zachery Chapman were dismissed against Ben Carter and, as a result, today, bail was reduced from $1,250,000 to $250,000. “It’s not that we can’t prove that [Carter] shot [Chapman]. It’s is that we can’t prove it wasn’t self defense—which we have to do,” explained Deputy District Attorney Andrew Isaac.  Benjamin Carter was arrested last

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