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After a seven day trial in Mendocino county Superior Court, a guilty verdict was delivered Wednesday morning to 32 year-old Charles Wallace Reynolds of Willits. A jury found Reynolds guilty of a felony, committing battery causing serious bodily injury. The jury also found true a special allegation the defendant personally inflicted great bodily injury on 29 year-old Kenneth Wayne Fisher, causing Fisher’s death on August 28, 2016 in Laytonville. 

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    The trial for the man charged with assaulting and causing fatal injury to Laytonville-resident Kenneth Fisher began on Tuesday in Mendocino County Superior Court.

 

According to the Mendocino Voice, Charles Reynolds faces charges of felony assault and a special allegation of inflicting great bodily injury for sucker-punching Fisher in August—ultimately leading to a hemorrhage which caused his death.

 

As women's history month comes to an end, Congressman Mike Thompson announced his pick for Lake County's Woman of the Year.

 

According to the Lake County News, Kelseyville resident Madelene Lyon was chosen for her work with multiple organizations such as the Kelseyville Food Pantry, the Redbud Audubon Society, and the Hospice Services of Lake County.

 

A former executive board member for March of Dimes Lake County, Lyon currently serves on the Lake County Board of Education and is the president of the Clear Lake State Park Interpretive Association.

  A bill requiring tax returns for future presidential candidates was approved Tuesday by the California Senate Judiciary Committee.

 

The legislation, also known as the Presidential Tax and Transparency Act, would obligate all candidates to release the last five years of tax returns in order to be listed on the state's ballot.

 

It now heads to the Senate Elections Committee for review.

 

On the subject of taxes, the City of Ukiah will be implementing its voter-approved sales tax increase on April 1.

 

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