FAIRFIELD — A murder trial was put on hold until next week for the Vacaville man who fatally shot two friends and wounded a third friend in 2010 while they were all high on psilocybin mushrooms.
Richard R. Calkins’ defense attorney does not want jurors to hear a recording of the four-hour police interview with Calkins in which he talks about the shootings. Prosecutors want to use the video to refute claims of defense experts who testified that Calkins told them he had no memory of the events that night.
Judge Donna Stashyn said she will return to court Monday morning, when the recording may be presented. Stashyn also said it was likely closing arguments in the trial would be presented Wednesday.
Calkins, 22, is accused of killing Richard M. Perez, 20, and Cameron S. Silva, 21, and shooting Sarah Berkheimer, who was 21 at the time, in the face while they were at his Vacaville apartment on Nov. 16, 2010. Calkins was 18 at the time.
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This version corrects Richard R. Calkins’ age.