Ashton pre-trial hearing set for June 30

The case for a man accused of murdering his 22-month-old son continues to work its way through the court system.
The latest hearing for Jesse Ashton, 23, was held virtually on May 14 using Zoom video conferencing.
Ashton appeared — from the Mariposa County Jail — on the video call before Mariposa Superior Court Judge Dana Walton.
This status hearing, which lasted only three minutes, was much faster than the previous hearing held on April 28. Ashton’s lawyer, Eugene Action, agreed with Mariposa C...

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