Sheriff-Coroner David O. Livingston announced on Wednesday that a Coroner’s Jury has reached a finding in the February 7, 2018 death of 46-year-old David Lamarc Hubbard of San Pablo while in custody at the county jail in Martinez. The finding of the jury is that the manner of death is natural causes.
The Coroner’s Jury reached the verdict after hearing the testimony of witnesses called by the hearing officer, Matthew Guichard.
According to the Sheriff’s Officials Hubbard was arrested on suspicion of stalking, assault with a deadly weapon, domestic violence and possession of child pornography. He bail was set at $1,655,000.
A Coroner’s Inquest, which Sheriff-Coroner Livingston convenes in fatal incidents involving police officers, is a public hearing, during which a jury rules on the manner of a person’s death. Jury members can choose from the following four options when making their finding: Accident, Suicide, Natural Causes, or At the hands of another person, other than by accident.
Allen Payton contributed to this report.