Homicide suspect Cody Feiler had his arraignment moved to today (Monday) in Nevada County Superior court for a preliminary hearing before Judge R.M. Smith. Nevada county Assistant district Attorney Anna Ferguson said the court decided to close on Friday and moved the appointment. Also there is still some material the defense has not received.
“Obviously in these cases, we want to have speedy justice for everyone’s sake, especially the surviving family, but we can’t have that without complete documentation.”
The judge accepted the charges against Felier brought by the D.A.s office associated with the murder of 75 year old James Turner of Alta Sierra. Feiler is accused of hitting Turner with a log which caused turner’s death February 10th of last year near the Alta Sierra Airport. Feiler was found initially incompetent to stand trial for the murder and was sent to Napa state hospital. He was treated and his competence was reinstated and Feiler was returned to Nevada County to face the charges. The Assistant DA says they hope to bring the case to trial by this summer.
“Basically, the defense attorney and I agree that a lot of reports are still owed to them and that it would be prudent and best to let that process happen. So basically, it was set as a continued hearing but not a trial yet.”
Feiler will remain at the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility and will be arraigned on March 16th at 1pm in Nevada county Superior Court.