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2A Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Feather River Bulletin Dan McDonald Managing Editor The trial for a Quincy man accused of inflicting fatal injuries on a toddler in 2013 is scheduled to begin next week. Kenneth Charles-Alan Stringfellow is charged with murder in the death of 22-month-old Braylon Duguay. Stringfellow, 25, who was the boyfriend of the toddler's mother, Demi Nicole Sullivan, 21, was reportedly watching Duguay alone Dec. 11, 2013, when the child was injured. The toddler died the following day. According to theTlumas County District Attorney's Office, the trial is expected to last as long as three weeks. Jury selection is scheduled Kenneth Stringfellow to begin Monday, March 9, at the Plumas County courthouse in Quincy. Opening statements are expected to start Thursday, March 12. District Attorney David Hollister will be prosecuting the case. Stringfellow is represented by Marysville attorney Craig Leri. Stringfellow was represented by Quincy attorney Jeff Cunan at the February 2014 pretrial hearing. After hearing the evidence, Plumas County Superior Court Judge Ira Kaufman ruled there was enough evidence against Stringfellow to justify a trial. According to witness testimony during the pretrial hearing, Sullivan was shopping in Reno on the day Stringfellow is accused of hurting the child. After Sullivan returned to the couple's apartment about 11 p.m., she reportedly was concerned about the way her son was acting. Sullivan called 911 at 1:21 a.m. when Stringfellow told her the boy didn't have a heartbeat. Stringfellow reportedly performed CPR before deputies arrived and took over the resuscitation effort. Tax Returns this year have new ACA forms & a refundable premium tax credit that is available for some people. 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Clark said there the toddler had also after being interviewed by was evidence of bites to an previously fallen at a detectives. He was charged arm and leg, and "a playground. with murder after the minimum of 10 bite marks Defense attorney Cunan toddler died. on the buttocks." argued that a fall in the Dr. Ellen Clark, a forensic Sheriff's Detective Chrisbedroom could have caused pathologist who performed Hendrickson said the boy's headinjuries. He the autopsy on Duguay, Stringfellow admitted to said some of the bruises testified during the pretrial biting the boy.'Stringfellow were similar shape to toys hearing that the boy died said the biting was a form of and part of a dresser drawer "due to multiple injuries of discipline. He told detectives that were on the bedroom blunt force trauma."* he never tried to hurt Duguay. floor. Altes arraignment continued to April Dan McDonald Managing Editor Three months after being charged with murder in the death of a Greenville woman, William Leo Altes III has yet to enter a plea. Altes' arraignment was continued for the fourth time during his Friday, Feb. 27, appearance in Plumas County Superior Court in Quincy. His next court date is set for April 17, to allow Altes' court-appointed attorney, Robert Zernich, to review evidence in the case. Altes is accused of killing 51-year-old Lauren Lindskog Allen on Dec. 1, 2014. Allen's boyfriend discovered her William Altes body 'in the garage of her residence adjacent to the Coppercreek youth camp, which she co-owned, near Greenville. After a short manhunt, Altes was arrested about 2 a.m. on Dec. 2, at a rest stop an Interstate 5 near Willows. He had rePortedly been driving a vehicle that belonged to Allen. The 44-year-old Butterfly Valley man faces five charges, including first-degree murder and two other felonies for being a felon in possession of a firearm and unlawfully taking a vehicle. He is also charged with misdemeanor grand theft of a firearm and petty theft for stealing credit cards. Altes faces a possible sentence of life in prison if convicted. He has been held at the Plumas County jail on $1 million bail since his arrest. Hundreds gather to remember firefighter Ann Powers Staff Writer Community members said Sierraville "lost its heart" with the Feb. 17 death of Assistant Fire Chief, and unofficial "Mayor of SierraviUe," Joshua Burelle. A vast outpouring of mourners, including fire and emerg4ncy crew personnel from several counties, gathered for a procession through town and memorial service at the Sierraville Firehouse on March 1. The crowd was so huge it completely packed the fire station's main area and overflowed into the parking lot. Officials had to open several large garage doors on the side of the station so those standing outside could hear speakers paying their Hundreds gather to celebrate Assistant Fire Chief Joshua Burelle's life at a procession and memorial service in Sierraville March 1. Photo courtesy Sierraville Fire and Rescue Service respects to the beloved Sierraville native and third-generation volunteer fire fighter. "Besides teaching me the fire trades, Josh also taught me about love, tolerance and patience," said Sierraville Fire Chief Dafiiel Wentling. "He was my right and left hand, and both 0fmy feet, because I always knew I could rely on him." BUrellei 40, served the fire department for ...... 22 years and died of health complications, according to those who knew him. In a printed eulogy, he was remembered as a "thwarted daredevil, intrepid adventurer and always willing sidekick." In lieu of flowers or food, family members asked that donations be made to the Sierraville Fire Department or to Care Flight in Burelle's name. Greenville man found dead in local creek The body of 47-year-old Creek, adjacent to Highway conducting an investigation. Greenville resident Lonnie 89 near mile marker 21, and The sheriff said there Bock was discovered in a alerted authorities.' were no apparent signs of Greenville-area creek According to Plumas foul play. He said the cause Monday afternoon, County Sheriff Greg of death likely won't be March 2. Hagwood, the cause of known until an autopsy A passerby noticed Bock's death was unknown. He and toxicology report are body about 2 p.m: in Wolf added his office is completed. LIKE US ON facebook