Parties near settlement in Truckee chiropractor arson case
December 9, 2009
TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; A settlement may soon be reached in the arson case in which a local chiropractor is accused of burning her home and two other buildings earlier this year.
Dr. Erinn Tamney Randall pleaded not guilty this summer to burning her Glenshire home, a downtown Truckee chiropractic office and a building in Loyalton, all in the first week of June.
Nevada County Deputy District Attorney Bill Cornell said this week Randalland#8217;s defense team is seeking a deal involving two guilty pleas, while Cornell is looking at charges for all three crimes.
and#8220;Iand#8217;m considering whether or not to take the plea,and#8221; Cornell said. and#8220;Weand#8217;re in the same ball park, wrangling over some fairly technical details.and#8221;
The negotiation would land on a potential range of jail time and#8212; Cornell said he is recommending state prison time and#8212; which will be selected from ultimately by Nevada County Superior Court Judge C. Anders Holmer.
A pair of pre-trial hearings are scheduled for Dec. 15, 2009, and Feb. 16, 2010, and, if a deal is not reached, the first jury trial date is set for March 3, 2010, in Truckee, Cornell said.
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Randall could face a maximum of nine years in prison, Cornell said, and is still in custody in Nevada County Jail in Grass Valley.
Her initial bail was set at $1 million, but was later reduced to $250,000, Cornell said.