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Criminal Proceedings Suspended For Joseph Ward

Another Nevada County murder suspect’s mental fitness has been questioned. So Assistant County D-A Chris Walsh says criminal proceedings have been suspended by the judge in the case of 32-year-old Joseph Ward…

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A couple of weeks ago, Ward was ordered to stand trial, following a prelminary hearing. Ward is charged with killing 61-year-old Kenneth Pestana in June. A trial date had been scheduled for November 28th. Walsh also said at the time that Ward had not waived his right to a speedy trial, meaning a trial had to be scheduled within 2 months of the preliminary hearing ruling.

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