Hopland man convicted of second-degre...

Hopland man convicted of second-degree murder

There are 15 comments on the The Ukiah Daily Journal story from Aug 28, 2010, titled Hopland man convicted of second-degree murder. In it, The Ukiah Daily Journal reports that:

A jury has convicted Hopland resident Timothy Slade Elliott, 38, of second-degree murder in the September 2008 stabbing of Samuel Billy, 29, also of Hopland, the Mendocino County District Attorney's Office announced Friday.

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serving justice and fries

Laytonville, CA

#1 Aug 28, 2010
the only eyewitness was a 7 year old kid...

poor little guy had to testify on the stand, at 9 years old.

lets pray for the little guy, and hope he grows up to be a different sort of person then his parents and friends...
1 more down

San Francisco, CA

#2 Aug 28, 2010
Back to prison he goes. Hopefully he can do this in prison and get dealt with so the free world doesn't have to deal with him anymore. Including the little kid that saw this. WTF. Think, before you tweak!
Riley Biers

Roseville, CA

#3 Aug 28, 2010
Sam was 27 years old when he died. He'd be 29 had he lived.
Justice

United States

#4 Aug 28, 2010
I think tey should string his a$$ up! I feel for the young one who had to witness this terrible crime.

Think, before you tweak! <<<< that is an oxymoron
707 Area

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#5 Aug 28, 2010
serving justice and fries wrote:
the only eyewitness was a 7 year old kid...
poor little guy had to testify on the stand, at 9 years old.
lets pray for the little guy, and hope he grows up to be a different sort of person then his parents and friends...


People shouldn't open there mouths if you don't know wat really happened!!
serving justice and fries

Laytonville, CA

#6 Aug 29, 2010
707 Area wrote:
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People shouldn't open there mouths if you don't know wat really happened!!
wow.

sounds like you know what "really" happened?

i do too.

a bunch of cowards forgot how to live right.

everything else is history.
Ex-Californian

United States

#7 Aug 29, 2010
I grew up and went to school with Tim. Hadn't seen or heard of him in years until this. Sad really.
Durl

Courtland, CA

#8 Aug 29, 2010
well, one last pos to worry bout in Hopland
Koalabear2525

Vacaville, CA

#9 Aug 29, 2010
do not worry, he will be out in 8 years or sooner
Travesty

Grass Valley, CA

#10 Aug 29, 2010
The jury got this one wrong-even the DA's didn't think the prosecutor proved his case-the expert testified that there was no way the knife presented could have caused the wound (although perhaps the real weapon was never found?). And for ally the hand-wringing about the kid, the worst thing that is done by the social workers and counselors is to keep bringing it up-most of them know very little about dealing with childhood trauma-real or created by well-intentioned psuedo-professionals like the hacks at the Victim Witness Department here (which, coincidently, is part of the DA's office!)
One more issue that most people wouldn't know if they didn't sit through the trial is the lack of scientific training of the detective/investigators - one can get kids to say just about anything you want if you ask the questions a certain way-especially 4 days after the incident. I'm no bleeding-heart - but on this case the system didn't produce the right result.
Mountain Blowing Wind

Campbell, CA

#11 Aug 29, 2010
Strike One...Strike Two...Strike Three...You are ouuuuut "COKE." I guess they don't want your kind in Hopland either!!
ndn wayz

Milpitas, CA

#12 Aug 29, 2010
serving justice and fries wrote:
<quoted text>
wow.
sounds like you know what "really" happened?
i do too.
a bunch of cowards forgot how to live right.
everything else is history.
The only coward who is living got off with 2nd degree murder. And you don't know what happened so please let SAM BILLY RIP......
Jen C

Rochester, MI

#13 Aug 30, 2010
I grew up and went to school with Tim. Hadn't seen or heard of him in years until this. Sad really.
Me too he was in a group home for a while he has mental issues
707 Area

United States

#14 Aug 30, 2010
ndn wayz wrote:
<quoted text>
The only coward who is living got off with 2nd degree murder. And you don't know what happened so please let SAM BILLY RIP......
I agree.....Let Sambo RIP!
Durl

Courtland, CA

#15 Aug 30, 2010
hey....its a beginning....

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