Prosecution gains edge

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleThe judge did not say when she would determine whether any of Blaylock’s medical or psychological records can be turned over to prosecutors. Blaylock, 37, was serving a 75-years-to-life sentence for attempted murder of a peace officer when Gonzalez was killed. According to court documents, he suffers from AIDS and an unspecified mental illness. His attorneys had originally sought to have the entire San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office removed from the case, but Uhler did not back that request. Blaylock is scheduled to return to court Nov. 3, and his preliminary hearing has been set for Jan. 8. Gonzalez’s killing spurred a top-to-bottom review of the prison, and subsequent reports critical of CIM’s operations resulted in the firing of the then-warden and her two top deputies. [email protected] (909) 483-9354160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! RANCHO CUCAMONGA – A judge in the trial of accused murderer Jon Christopher Blaylock released to prosecutors documents she had previously withheld because they contained confidential information. But a different set of files at the center of the judge’s decision to recuse several members of the District Attorney’s Office from the case have not been released. Blaylock is accused of killing Correctional Officer Manuel Gonzalez, 44, of Whittier, who was stabbed to death at the California Institution for Men in Chino on Jan. 10, 2005. Last year, San Bernardino County Superior Court Judge Ingrid A. Uhler ordered the district attorney’s Rancho Cucamonga office off the case after determining attorneys had used illegal means to obtain Blaylock’s confidential medical and psychological records from the prison. The judge took possession of those records, as well as Blaylock’s Department of Corrections “central file,” which may have included information related to his medical condition. On Friday, she released the central file to prosecutors, after working with the defense team to remove portions of the documents that should remain private. “A considerable amount of time was spent going over the inmate central file,” Uhler said. “In regard to \ psychological and other records, those remain in chambers.” last_img

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