Trial date set for suspects in New Year's Eve killing in Marysville
A September trial date has been set for three defendants charged with the New Year’s Eve shooting death of Steven “Sam” Moore.
Suspected triggerman Marcus N. Hume and codefendants Williams V. Silliman and Kari Mulkey have pleaded not guilty in connection with the Dec. 31, 2011, homicide.
All three defendants appeared briefly Monday in Yuba County Superior Court. Three other defendants in the case have already struck plea deals with prosecutors in exchange for testimony at trial.
Samson Mulkey and Jesse Garate are both 17, but were charged as adults. Both have pleaded no contest to reduced charges of voluntary manslaughter. David L. Eneix, 27, pleaded guilty to the same charge.
Moore was shot at least once in the upper body while standing in the 1100 block of Arthur Street in Marysville.
Three juries will be impaneled to hear the evidence against each defendant. Multiple juries were last used in Yuba County in 2009 in a gang-related homicide that resulted in three convictions. The case was handled by Yuba County prosecutors Mechele Cook and Mike Byrne, who are also lead attorneys on the Moore homicide.
Hume, Silliman and Kari Mulkey remain in custody without bail at the Yuba County Jail.
Jury selection begins Sept. 11.
It could take up to three weeks to impanel three full juries and their alternates.
Cook said she expects opening arguments will be heard in early October.
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