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Kristina Chestermans immediate family stands in front of the Butte County Superior Court with their friends and family. Photo credit: Christine Lee

Cyclist’s killer gets release date moved back 8 months

Jessie Imhoff // November 17, 2019

After Riley Dean Hoover killed Kristina Chesterman on Nord Avenue while driving drunk, he was originally sentenced to seven years in prison.However, it was decided that Hoover would only have to serve...

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Victim statements compromise courtrooms

Matt Murphy // September 23, 2014

I consider myself to be an expert on courtrooms. I’ve seen "A Few Good Men" more than once. "Franklin and Bash" is one of my favorite shows, and I have to assume being a lawyer is more or less...

Riley Dean Hoover. Photo courtesy of Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office.

Man changes plea in hit-and-run case

Christine Lee // August 23, 2014

The man facing charges for the hit-and-run that resulted in the death of Chico State student Kristina Chesterman last fall changed his plea Wednesday morning. According to Mike Ramsey, the Butte...

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