Attorney Kyle J. Humphrey In the News
A Bakersfield man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison in the death of his 22-month-old stepson following a contentious, three-day hearing in which defense counsel alleged prosecutorial and juror misconduct and slammed the trial judge for what it said was failure to ensure a fair trial for its client. "No one can refute that the appearance of unfairness has occurred throughout this trial," attorney Kyle J. Humphrey said.
Nick was an on-duty sheriff’s deputy who killed a woman while responding code 3 to a call. He was charged with going too fast and not being able to stop in time striking her car and killing her. Kyle was able to settle the case for no time misdemeanor outcome.
Attorney Humphrey secured probation for Edward Tucker, a former Kern County deputy accused of charges stemming from a series of arrests last year—one of which he even escaped police custody. Instead of more jail time, Tucker will serve probation and participate in a substance abuse program.
Attorney Humphrey secured a pair of acquittals for a Bakersfield lawyer who brandished and discharged a gun when approached late at night by homeless man known locally to threaten citizens. Humphrey clearly established the self-defense circumstances of the encounter and ensured that the court knew that his client recognized his own wrongdoing.
Attorney Humphrey secured minimum penalty for Jacob Dixon, who initially faced 20 different charges and a potential life sentence.
Attorney Humphrey entered a not guilty plea on behalf of Edward Tucker, who faces nine criminal charges, including for escaping police custody. He also spoke to the press about Mr. Tucker's $1 million bail, which he found excessive. Coverage of this same story from The Bakersfield Californian can be found here.