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Blamey jury visits home in Prosser

Staff Reports

NEVADA CITY – The jury for the trial of Ronald D. Blamey, the Truckee man accused of killing his wife Michiel, visited the couple’s home in Prosser last Thursday.

The jury also visited the site where the victim’s body was found wrapped in a U-Haul blanket near Lincoln.

Testimony by the accused is expected today, sources near the case said earlier this week.

On Thursday, May 24, the prosecution finished with testimony from the forensic pathologist who did the autopsy, said Rodney Gillespie, a coordinator with the Victim/Witness Assistance Center in Nevada County.

Three crime scenes were presented by the district attorney Ronald A. Wolfson in the opening statements of the trial: the couple’s home, the location of the victim’s body, and the parking lot where the victim’s vehicle was found.

Blamey is accused of killing Michiel Blamey, his wife of five years, after a domestic dispute over a vacuum cleaner turned fatal.

Prosecuting attorney Ronald A. Wolfson said that Ron Blamey attacked his wife with several weapons, including a steam iron, a 17.4 lb. rock and a paint bucket.

Thomas Viloria, the defendant’s attorney, said that Blamey, 64, was responding to verbal and physical abuse, and that he killed his wife because he feared she was going into her purse to retrieve her gun and kill him.

The trial resumed Tuesday, May 29 in the Nevada County Superior Court in Nevada City.


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