Nevada County attorney says attempted murder case of Eugene Maravel is likely close to resolving
The attorney for attempted murder suspect Eugene Maravel told a Nevada County judge Friday, Jan. 26, he wants to resolve the case in a month.
Defense attorney Bill Walker said he needs another four weeks to speak to Maravel’s sister, who has power-of-attorney over her brother, and the prosecutor in the case.
“I don’t think we’ll have to set a trial,” Walker said after the hearing.
The prosecutor had no objection, and Superior Court Judge Candace Heidelberger then postponed the case until Feb. 23.
Authorities have said they found Maravel a few blocks from the scene. They arrested him and found a folding pocket knife.
A judge in September suspended the case to give a doctor time to perform a competency evaluation. The following month the judge ruled him competent, which restarted the case.