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Arraignment Held For Murder Suspect In Tuolumne County Superior Court

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Sonora, Ca — David Roy Stanton of San Andreas appeared for an arraignment this afternoon in Tuolumne County Superior Court.

Stanton has been charged with murdering Jon Steven Flaherty of Wallace on August 25th. Flaherty´s body was found three days later in the Deer Creek area near Murderers´ Gulch.

A judge has scheduled Stanton´s preliminary hearing for October 19th, at 8:15am, in Department Three of Tuolumne County Superior Court.

At this point we are just kind of getting the case off the ground,” said Stanton´s Defense Attorney Patrick M. Angermiller after the arraignment. “Between now and really the trial date, we´ll be doing our own investigation.”

Angermiller says this will include talking to witnesses and likely going out and examining the crime scene.

Written by BJ Hansen