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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Death Penalty Sought For Cheri Rhoades In Cedarville Rancheria Murders
Prosecutors say they plan to seek the death penalty against a woman accused of killing four people and trying to kill two others at a Northern California tribal meeting.
Modoc County prosecutors announced Monday that they intend to seek capital punishment against Cherie Rhoades. Rhoades has pleaded not guilty to four counts of murder and two of attempted murder in the Feb. 20 gun and knife attack at a meeting of the Cedarville Rancheria Tribal Council in Alturas. Rhoades had been suspended as tribal chairwoman just three weeks earlier pending an investigation into embezzlement allegations, and the tribe was considering evicting her.
Among those killed were three of Rhoades' relatives.
Her attorney, Antonio Alvarez, said the District Attorney appeared to be leaning toward the death penalty, so he wasn't surprised by the announcement.
Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/11/10/4228214/death-penalty-planned-in-tribal.html#storylink=cpy