It's been more than three years since the number two official in the Lake Couny Sheriff's Office, Russell Perdock, drove his power boat a reported 40-50 mph at night into a sailboat, killing Lynn Thornton of Willows. Today, a judge ruled that the man who happened to be steering the sailboat at the time, Bismarck Dinius, should stand trial, and that the Lake County District Attorney should be allowed to try the case. The defense brought a motion to recuse the DA, saying Jon Hopkins has a conflict of interest -- that he's "protecting one of their own".
I twittered the hearing live. Here's the action, along with some pictures taken with my Blackberry and some added background. I'm writing this at 12:15pm, so you can adjust the times for the tweets.