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Jimenez gets lawyer

Nevada County public defenders have declined to represent Albert Jimenez Jr., the Truckee man accused of the murder of a local one-year old.

“Deputy District Attorney David Humphrey said he was instructed to decline appointment at this time,” said Helen Miler, a clerk with Nevada County Superior Court following legal proceedings Monday, April 23 in Truckee.

In a hearing Tuesday, April 24 in Nevada City, Truckee attorney John Kennelly was appointed to represent Jimenez Jr.

Kennelly will appear in court today at 8:30 a.m. in Nevada City to enter a plea.

Thomas Anderson, the county’s public defender, did not return phone calls by the Sierra Sun.

Nevada County’s Public Defender Office has been short-handed recently between staffing issues and an increase in county murder trials.

To help obtain new staffers, the Board of Supervisors approved allocating money from the contingency fund to the Defender’s Office.

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