2013-04-25 / Front Page

Museum robber will stand trial

Jill Ballinger/GAZETTE EDITOR

One of the five men accused of the Sept. 28, 2012, robbery of the California State Mining and Mineral Museum will stand trial for the crime. Jonathan Matis was held to answer on nine of the 10 charges he faced in Mariposa County Superior Court on Tuesday morning.

Matis' preliminary hearing was continued from Monday afternoon. Only California Highway Patrol investigator Paul Curtin testified on Tuesday. Following his testimony, Judge Wayne Parrish said there was probable cause "to believe Matis is guilty" of the charges he faced. 

"He is, therefore, held to answer," Parrish said. Matis will be back in court on May 14.

The four others charged have already entered no contest pleas to their charges.

For the complete story on the preliminary hearing, see this Thursday's Mariposa Gazette.

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Why would someone steal from

Why would someone steal from a museum? Everyone would know where it came from...so ot wouldnt have steet value. Theyd want it for another reason. I want to know why. Unless of course they were on drugs and too dumb to know even that much then id luke to know what happens to them. Rebab, jail time, etc.

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