FAIRFIELD — The Vacaville man found guilty of second-degree murder and attempted murder in June for a 2010 late-night shooting spree in a Vacaville apartment was in court briefly Friday.
The lawyer for Richard R. Calkins, 22, said he was probably going to file a request for a new jury trial and that could not be started until a full transcript of the monthlong trial was available.
Judge Donna Stashyn ordered Calkins back to court July 25 when a date for the new trial request may be scheduled.
Prosecutor Robert Hightower said during Friday’s hearing that his office would likely seek a second trial for Calkins, who was among four friends who were all high on psilocybin mushrooms and watching television after spending the evening drinking and smoking marijuana.
Calkins shot and killed Richard M. Perez, 20, and Cameron S. Silva, 21. He also shot Sarah Berkheimer in the face but she survived her wounds.
Calkins’ trial ended with the jury finding him guilty of murder for Silva’s killing and guilty of attempted murder for shooting Berkheimer. Jurors deadlocked on the murder charge involving Perez.
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