Benno family trial continues with new judge, no mistrial declared

Benno family trial continues with new judge, no mistrial declared

KRCR ABC 7 – Local News by Josh Copitch, March 7, 2017 In a turn of events since Monday, the Benno family marijuana and weapons trial was not declared a mistrial Tuesday morning. On Monday court officials believed that Judge Stephen Baker discovered some...

Charges Dropped against Heidi Lepp in Marijuana Case

The Davis Vanguard by David Greenwald, March 5, 2019 Heidi Lepp will not have to return to court after all.  Ten days after a jury was unable to reach a verdict in the case where Ms. Lepp was charged with two felony conspiracy charges, prosecutors decided that they...
Hung jury in reverend’s trial

Hung jury in reverend’s trial

Yuba County DA to decide if prosecutors should retry case against self-proclaimed Rastafarian church leader Appeal-Democrat by Rachel Rosenbaum, February 21, 2019 After two and a half days of deliberation, a Yuba County jury could not agree on a verdict in the...
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...
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...