Finley Fultz to remain jailed pending appeal in Nevada County murder case, court rules
January 9, 2019
Finley Fultz, whose murder case was dismissed in December by a Nevada County judge, will remain jailed after a Wednesday ruling by the Third District Court of Appeal.
The ruling states that a Dec. 20 order by Superior Court Judge Tom Anderson, which would have released Fultz from jail, is on hold. The appellate court now will wait for Fultz's attorney to file an argument opposing the state Attorney General's Office — which has appealed Anderson's ruling — before making any additional decisions on the case.
Initially set for release Dec. 28, Fultz was scheduled to leave jail on Friday. The appeal court's ruling will keep him jailed.
Fultz, 29, is accused in the 2014 shooting death of Isaac Zafft at a Penn Valley marijuana grow. Two codefendants of Fultz have pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
— Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy