Blamey trial moved to May: Murder case now to be tried in Nevada City |

Blamey trial moved to May: Murder case now to be tried in Nevada City

The court date for the murder of a Department of Justice special agent from Truckee has been moved to Nevada City, and will begin May 8.

“The trial was moved out about a month because Blamey is out of custody,” said Fred Holmes, the deputy district attorney in Truckee. “We have a couple of in-custody cases going on.”

Prosecuting attorney Ron Wolfson said Judge John Darlington will hear the case.

“The case was moved to Nevada City for two reasons,” said Becky Craig, a civil clerk for the Truckee branch of Nevada County Superior Court.

“We don’t have facilities or staff to handle anything more than a three- to four-day trial, and because the pool of potential jurors needs to be county-wide … Truckee does not have a big enough jury pool.”

Ronald Blamey, 64, is being tried for the murder of Michiel Blamey, his wife of five years.

Michiel Blamey’s body was located last March in a field near Sheridan, Calif., wrapped in a blanket. An autopsy later revealed the cause of death as blunt force trauma to the head.

A household steam iron and a large rock were entered into evidence as the murder weapons at a hearing May 31, 2000.

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