Reverend’s Fate is Now in Jury’s Hands

Reverend’s Fate is Now in Jury’s Hands

Appeal-Democrat by Rachel Rosenbaum, February 15, 2019 Jurors are now deliberating two felony conspiracy charges against Rastafarian church leader Heidi Lepp. After hearing closing arguments from the prosecution and defense, jurors will now decide whether they believe...
Yuba County DA rests case against reverend

Yuba County DA rests case against reverend

Trial of Rastafarian church leader continues; arrested after foothills Appeal-Democrat by Rachel Rosenbaum, February 13, 2019 Prosecutors rested their case Wednesday against a Rastafarian church leader and the defense called an expert in medical marijuana. After two...
Charges Thrown Out After Security Camera Focuses on Defense Notes

Charges Thrown Out After Security Camera Focuses on Defense Notes

A man on trial for misdemeanor assault and trespass charges in Washington’s San Juan County had his case thrown out after the sheriff used a courtroom security camera to zoom in on defense and juror notes. The man’s public defender says her client’s civil rights were...
A holy woman or a scam artist?

A holy woman or a scam artist?

Trial of self-proclaimed Rastafarian reverend begins; arrested after foothill pot grow shooting Appeal-Democrat by Rachel Rosenbaum, February 6, 2019 Yuba County prosecutors want jurors to believe that Heidi Lepp’s Rastafarian church was a scam. The defense wants them...