Two defendants in a Nevada County murder will be going to trial sooner than they had hoped. District Attorney, Cliff Newell, tells KNCO that shortly after 5:oo p.m. on Friday August 15, 2014, a specially impaneled Grand Jury found an indictment for Scott Thomas Hollingshead and Christopher Michael Nix for murder and shooting at an occupied vehicle. That incident involved the murder of 41 year-old Brian Spaulding on Banner Mountain on April 14.
The indictment also found special allegations for “lying in wait” “aiding murder” and “discharge of a firearm causing death.”
Newell says that the indictment will move the case forward more quickly and potentially save taxpayer dollars.
Holligshead and Nix will be arraigned on Monday and the next step will be felony conferences and potentially setting a jury trial.