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6B Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter REVIEW, from page 1B High-profile murder trial ends in life sentence After an agreement aimed at avoiding a change in venue, the murder trial of Reyes Carrillo-Garcia, accused of brutally stabbing his former girlfriend, Jenny Carrigan, and her boyfriend, Steven Furtado, got underway Sept. 28 The defendant faced charges of two counts of murder, each accompanied by an enhancement for the alleged use of a knife, and two special circumstances-- one for allegedly "lying in wait" and one for an alleged "multiple murder." District Attorney Jeff Cunan painted a picture of Carrillo-Garcia as a jealous ex-boyfriend who planned his attack. Defense attorney Richard Maxion argued, in- stead, that Carrillo-Garcia suffered from acute stress disorder. The jury quickly reached a verdict of guilty on all counts, and Carrillo-Garcia was sentenced Nov. 23 to two consecutive life sentences. He also received a consecutive sentence of two years in prison for two enhancements, because he used a knife in the killings. He was ordered to pay around $50,000 in restitu- tion to families and the victims compensation board. Cunan did not seek the death penalty at the request of the Furtado family, who Steven Furtado Jenny Carrigan Reyes Carrillo-Garcia preferred to see Carrillo- Garcia spend the rest of his days in jail. Logging litigation ends year on a positive note The timber wars continued unabated through 2009, but the year ended on a positive note for logging advocates. In August, a federal judge denied a motion for a pre- liminary injunction from an environmental group to halt the Moonlight-Wheeler Fire Recovery and Restoration Project. Citing a 2008 Supreme Court decision, Winter v. NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), United States DiStrict Judge Frank C. Damrell Jr. ruled that environmental group Earth Island Institute had not met the legal standard for a preliminary injunction. Then in November, follow- ing up on a tentative ruling he made at the beginning of October, a federal judge determined, after years of litigation, which farest man- agement rules should be in play on national forests in the Sierra Nevada. Not only did he deny injunction requests from environmental groups and the state of California to stop certain timber projects, but he also ordered projects in process or already evaluated and approved by the Forest Service to proceed. The deci- sion affects approximately 75 projects throughout the mountain range. The decision, issued Nov. 4, addresses the long-standing question of which set of rules the 2001 Sierra Nevada Framework or the revised 2004 Framework should govern forest manage- ment in the 11 national forests in the Sierra Nevada. District Court Judge Morri- son England ruled that although there were some procedural deficiencies, which he called "relatively minor," in the Bush-era 2004 Framework, they did not mean the Forest Service the Quincy Library Group should revert to the Clinton- program of work, in place anc~ era 2001 rules. " operational should conditions Plaintiffs had asked the change. court to set aside the 2004 Effects of the layoffs were plan, reinstate the 2001 plan widespread: from decreased and stop projects approved enrollment in Quincy~schools under the 2004 rules, to financial adjustments Instead, England ordered for anticipated lost patient the Forest Service to address revenues at Plumas District the procedural deficiencies Hospital to additional losses through a new supplemental in timber-related sbrvice environmental impact process, fields to be completed by May 2010. The closure also affected England also ordered the the economics of fuel- agency to look more closely reduction projects. With the at project alternatives, in- Quincy small-log mill out cluding a noncommercial of operation, biomass had to funding alternative, for all be trucked farther afield at new fuel-reduction projects: greater expense. Plaintiff Sierra Forest Legacy While they could do little has questioned the Forest about the precipitous decline Service's ability to make in demand for lumber, SPI appropriate management de- and local leaders began a cisions whenfaced with the lobbying effort for regulatory profit motive of commercial relief from litigation by timber receipts, environmental groups. SPI closes small-log mill Will he or won't he? in Quincy Board of Supervisors Citing a challenging lure- Chairwoman Sherrie Thrall ber market and litigation announced during the corre- over logging projects, Sierra spondence section of the Aug. Pacific Industries announced18 board meeting that she March 2 that it would close had received Sheriff Terry its small-log mill in Quincy. Bergstrand's _ resignation About 150 employees were announcement. affected by the closure. She said the announcement Approximately 160 remain indicated his resignation employed at the large-log would be effective Dec. 30. facility and biomass electric- Thrall also noted the generation plant sheriff recommended the The company is keeping the board appoint Acting plant's equipment, which wasUndersheriff Greg Hagwood specifically designed to handle small logs from projects under See Review, page 7B :: i ~ :::: :,~! :::~!;~Y~ ~e:i ~U: " " :~;!" 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