COURT WATCH: Alleged Davis Stabbing Suspect Jury Trial Confirmed for Spring 2025

By Audrey Sawyer and Mariceli Tapia

WOODLAND, CA — A jury trial for Carlos Dominguez, alleged suspect in the Davis stabbing deaths of two men and injury to a third victim, has been confirmed in Yolo County Superior Court for a spring 2025 trial in the same court.

Dominguez, charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder along with multiple enhancements for the use of a deadly weapon, has been notified that the state would not seek the death penalty.

Dominguez remains in jail without any bail set.

Previous Vanguard coverage explained that Dominguez was initially found mentally incompetent to stand trial and was declared schizophrenic, according to doctor Juliana Rohrer (expert in psychology and competency).

But the court later found Dominguez to have “restored competency.”

Judge Samuel McAdam said that, due to the case having a lot of moving parts, such as a conflict case, along with the period of time that Dominguez was found not to be competent to stand trial, it was challenging to prepare for trial.

“The earliest that the case would be tried would be spring of next year. I think that is a rational conclusion,” said McAdam, noting that, pre-trial, Dominguez will be held in custody with no bail.

The estimated time for the trial is to be around six weeks, with a start set for April 28 of 2025, at 10:30 a.m. in Dept 14. A trial readiness conference in the same department is also set for April 23, 2025, at 9 a.m.

An earlier trial readiness conference from that date is set for April 7, 2025, at 9 a.m., added the judge, stating, “Given the conflicted nature of discovery and the fact we have three victims, I will set a status conference for…Oct. 17, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. This hearing will be for a chance to check in and see if there are any issues with discovery or other matters.”

Deputy Public Defender Daniel Hutchinson has subpoenaed DNA lab results from the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office. The lab results were not shared with the public, but will be provided to Matt De Moura, the deputy district attorney in this case.

About The Author

Audrey is a senior at UC San Diego majoring in Political Science (Comparative Politics emphasis). After graduation, Audrey plans on attending graduate school and is considering becoming a public defender.

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