DA to seek death penalty for alleged Alturas shooter

Nov 10, 2014 2:01 PM by News Staff

Prosecutors in Modoc County plan to seek the death penalty in their case against Cherie Rhoades, the woman suspected of shooting and killing four people during a February tribal meeting in Alturas.

Modoc County District Attorney Jordan Funk said that last Friday a committee of experienced homicide and death penalty prosecutors, including a representative of the Attorney General's Office, met to review Rhoades' case and determine whether the death penalty would be appropriate. Following the meeting Funk announced his intent to seek the death penalty.

Rhoades has pleaded not guilty to four counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder. Prosecutors say Rhoades opened fire during an eviction hearing at the Cedarville Rancheria Tribal Office in Alturas on February 20.

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