Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Cameron Brown 3rd Trial, Pretrial 19

Inspiration Point, Ranch Palos Verdes, CA,
where Lauren Sarene Key, 4, fell to her death on 11/8/2000.
View is from Portuguese Point.

January 27, 2015
There was supposed to be a pretrial hearing in the Cameron Brown trial this morning. I arrived on the 9th floor of the downtown Los Angeles criminal court building around 8:40 AM.  The hallway right outside Dept. 107, Judge Lomeli's courtroom was empty.  I stepped inside the ante chamber to peek inside the courtroom.  It was empty, too. I stepped back outside and waited in the hallway. My first tip off should have been that Brown's wife Patty was not here.

I then saw DDA Craig Hum head my way. DDA Hum was on the floor for another hearing, but he was kind enough to tell me that he had received notice last night  that the case was taken off calendar for today.

My first go to source on cases where the defendant is in custody is to check the LA County Sheriff's inmate locator page. Brown is still listed as having a court hearing today, so that wouldn't have helped me.

I leave the courthouse to make the trip out to Van Nuys, to attend more of voir dire in the Rafael Martinez, Jr. trial.

Checking with the court, the next hearing in the Brown case is scheduled for February 27, 2015.