Judge sets new trial date in Eureka priest murder case

Mar 5, 2015 11:41 AM by News Staff

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) - A trial date has been reset in the case of a Northern California man charged in the murder of a beloved priest.

Humboldt County Superior Court Judge John Feeney on Wednesday set a date of March 10 for the trail of Gary Lee Bullock, who has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Bullock faces charges of murder, attempted arson and vehicle theft in connection with the death of a Eureka, Calif., priest, the Rev. Eric Freed.

The 45-year-old man is accused of breaking into the St. Bernard Catholic Church on New Year's Day in 2014 and beating Freed to death. Bullock had been released from Humboldt County jail a few hours earlier.

The Eureka Times-Standard reports the judge set a new trial date to have time to choose psychiatric experts to perform a psychiatric evaluation on Bullock.


Information from: Times-Standard

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