Today James Harr appeared for Keith Henson in Riverside Superior
Court in Hemet California. It was a confused hearing after Judge
Wallerstein notice that Henson was not present. The judge at first issued
a bench warrant with a $25,000 bail and then change it to a no-bail bench
warrant for Henson, who is seeking political asylum in Canada.
He did not rule on the motion to issue a judgment notwithstanding the
verdict (http://freehenson.tripod.com/draf-jnov.txt) and after he said he
would impose sentence reversed himself and did not rule on a sentence.
A probation officer made confused statements about the United States
State Department getting involved. The prosecution recommended 200 days
in jail and 5 years formal probation, with the defense making no
recommendation. Defense counsel was not permitted to withdraw.
No further court dates were set.
You can contact Keith Henson c/o Gregg Hagglund
2237 Mund's Ave
Oakville, ON L6H 3M9
Canada Henson and his Canadian counsel will issue a statement within a few days.