A judge on Tuesday reluctantly postponed a trial for a former California Highway Patrol officer accused of concealing a murder allegedly committed by three men who have since been acquitted of that crime.
Judge Barbara Zuniga sounded frustrated as she granted the prosecution’s request to delay the trial for Walter Wells, who faces charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice and acting as an accessory in connection with the death of Turlock resident Korey Kauffman.
“I have never seen a case plagued with so many problems,” Zuniga told Chief Deputy District Attorney Marlisa Ferreira. “A lot of them caused by your office, ma’am.”
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