August 8, 2012
Dan Blasdel, Franklin County Coroner Dan Blasdel listens as Walla Walla County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Gabe Acosta questions potential jurors during the opening this morning of a coroner's inquest into the shooting death of Cesar Chavira.
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A ruling in New York Store owner John Saul’s favor likely hasn’t settled the matter of his fatal shooting of Cesar Chavira in May.
A coroner’s inquest jury has found John Saul committed a justifiable homicide when he shot Cesar Chavira to death in early May. The jury had been deadlocked after deliberating for about an hour Thursday afternoon but concluded its work this morning.
Testimony at a coroner's inquest suggests Cesar Chavira, 114 feet from the New York Store, may have appeared to be armed.
Cesar Chavira was 114 feet away from the New York Store when store owner John Saul fired the first shots at Chavira after an early morning break-in May 4, according to testimony in the second day of a coroner's inquest into Chavira's shooting death.
Testimony continues in the inquest into the shooting death of Cesar Chavira today at 9 a.m., with Walla Walla Sheriff’s Office Detective Gary Bolster taking the stand first.
It took Franklin County Coroner Dan Blasdel just over an hour to select six jurors and two alternates as the inquest into the shooting death of Cesar Chavira began this morning.