Sheriff-Coroner David O. Livingston announces that a Coroner’s Jury has reached a finding in the November 3, 2018 death of 33-year-old Laudemer Atienza Arboleda of Newark. The majority finding of the jury is that the death was at the hands of another person, other than by accident. (See related articles, here and here)
The Coroner’s Jury reached the verdict after hearing the testimony of witnesses called by the hearing officer Matthew Guichard.
A Coroner’s Inquest, which Sheriff-Coroner Livingston convenes in fatal incidents involving peace 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.