Sunday, March 4, 2018

[Listen] Jury considering fate of man accused of murdering wife’s boyfriend; Last week’s top stories

Humboldt Last Week is a way to hear highlights from Humboldt’s last week

Humboldt Last Week (9:04): (Warning: Graphic content) A jury trial began for a man accused of murdering a man he once believed was a friend, but was reportedly found to be involved in an intimate relationship with his wife.

Tim Smith, a volunteer firefighter and beloved member of the community, was shot multiple times and died in front of his Fortuna home in September of 2016.

Defense attorneys for suspect Jon Goldberg say he tragically shot Smith in self-defense in a moment of fear and confusion. Prosecutors say Goldberg drove over 30 miles with a loaded weapon to commit cold-blooded first-degree murder.

In the podcast, Lost Coast Outpost reporter Rhonda Parker discusses her coverage and the trial so far.

The story begins at 9:04.

Also covered

Humboldt is getting a doctor residency program as early as this summer, Eureka’s potential amendment to policy on needle exchange, Marci Kitchen’s lawyers dropped her as a client, a big win for the Yurok Tribe, Fortuna settles a wrongful death lawsuit, HSU alum Alex Cappa continues to thrill at the NFL scouting combine, crime updates, and more.

Suspect Jon Goldberg and victim Tim Smith