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The jury did find that prosecutors presented sufficient evidence to convict Jackson Surber, 31, on a total of six felony counts, leaving him facing a maximum sentence of 13 years and sixth months in prison, based on the Times-Standard's calculation.
Made up of seven women and five men, the jury began deliberations Friday, tasked with determining if Surber committed murder shortly after midnight on May 5, 2011, when he gunned down Darrell Hanger during a shootout in a quiet Willow Creek
The question is whether Surber's actions constitute murder, and the jury's answer likely lies somewhere in a complicated maze of California law. Wednesday, Humboldt County Superior Court Judge Bruce Watson spent more than 90 minutes instructing the
The defense rested Thursday, and closing arguments are expected Monday in the case in which Surber, 30, of Hoopa, faces life imprisonment if convicted on charges of murder, burglary, illegal firearms possession and auto theft. Surber's attorney Mark
The 30-year-old Hoopa man sat stoically, dressed in slacks, a beige dress shirt and tie, as prosecuting Deputy District Attorney Zack Curtis projected each of the photos onto a large screen as a forensic pathologist described each of the seven bullet
The question put before jurors during opening statements on the first day of Surber's murder trial Thursday is whether he acted in self defense. We are here because on May 5, Jackson Surber had to use a gun to keep Darrell Hanger from killing him,