16-to-1 Mine executives cleared of wrongdoing | TheUnion.com

16-to-1 Mine executives cleared of wrongdoing

A judge Thursday dismissed manslaughter charges against the Original Sixteen to One Mine Inc., the company’s owner/president and its manager, in connection with a miner’s death.

The case was heard in Sierra County Superior Court in Downieville.

A grand jury in October brought manslaughter charges against the gold mine company, Michael M. Miller, 60, the company owner and president, and Jonathan T. Farrell, 33, the mine’s manager.

“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!,” said Rachel Farrell, Farrell’s mother after visiting Judge Stanley C. Young announced his decision in the second floor courtroom. For the full story, see Friday’s Union.

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