It has taken ten months, but Judge Zuniga has finally reached the point where she has had enough of Prosecuting DA Marlissa Fereirra. Throughout the morning session, Judge Zuniga made revealing comments about how she feels about what is happening in this never ending preliminary hearing.

This morning, we went through two boxes of search warrants, arrest warrants, wiretap warrants, and other legal papers that should have been filed with the court about a year ago.

All morning long, Judge Zuniga admonished Prosecuting DA Marlissa Fereirra with angry words: “Mam, this should have been filed when they were arrested.” “I told you not to talk.” Marlissa would stare at the ceiling, and Judge Zuniga tells her: “Mam, you better be listening.”

While the judge was going over the hundreds of documents, Marlissa was caught on her cell phone, and was admonished for doing so. Marlissa seems to be in a mode where she is trying to dominate the judge in certain situations. It backfires on her every time.

Judge Zuniga tells Marlissa that she is going to ask Judge Mitchell C. Rigby from Madera County to provide all original documents concerning this trial that he was involved with. Rigby signed literally hundreds of documents for this case, and is still in possession of many of the original documents. Many of these documents appear to be missing. Marlissa Fereirra seems to have little knowledge of where some of the very important documents are at this time. We have people who were arrested and are presently in custody that never had their arrest warrant filed with the court. It is just a symptom of the sad state of affairs that exist within our DA’s Office in Stanislaus County.

There is a rat’s nest in a big expensive building that costs the taxpayers more than they will ever be allowed to know. When this fiasco is finally done, one or two people will be thrown under the bus to protect the really rotten core that will try to preserve their high paying jobs.

As long as we have a local newspaper that is too afraid to speak up, I fear this situation has no end in sight. The bastardization of our legal system will continue, and our Constitutional Rights will continually be abused. Someday, many of us will have a party to celebrate a great victory. The Truth Is About to Set Them Free.

Sincerely; William Thomas Jensen (Tom)


  1. Tom & Marty: Here is what I put on the Bee comments and on my own. Think I need to reiterate it.
    Absolute power corrupts absolutely. DA BF wants to break Frank Carson to the point that when we win in this case that he will be discouraged from running a campaign to replace her because of her corruption. There were several attorneys in the gallery yesterday and one commented disgustingly that Melissa Ferrera has been the same for 25 years. She will lie and withhold evidence which is what she is known for.

    She obviously has a reputation preceded her prior to being brought into this case. Why did the mighty Dave Harris not try to prosecute this case? Why is the judge afraid of letting Frank Carson be co-counsel in his own case when any citizen can present themselves in any court proceedings. It’s called ProPer and Its done every day throughout the United States except in Stanislaus County. Probably because DA BF knows that Frank Carson and the defense team can beat the best that DA BF has to offer. Mainly because the accused are innocent.

    When people outside the Stanislaus County see the zoo of dirt bag witnesses that Melissa Ferrera is trying to make jump through hoops for their testimony, other people laugh at our District Attorney’s Office and hold them up for ridicule. There are many excellent deputy Dist. Atty.’s Stanislaus County and the conduct of their chief reflects poorly on them.

    Again I want to go on record and say that I can wholeheartedly support law enforcement that are trustworthy, honest and dedicated to their job. Unfortunately Stanislaus County has a few too many rotten apples in that barrel that ruins it for the decent ones. The lying and deceit that the prosecution is exhibiting in this case, makes a mockery of justice. And innocent citizens suffer at the hands of those crooked scofflaws purporting to be enforcing and upholding the law.

    Free the Frank Carson 8 and fry the Robert Woody 1.

  2. “Mam I told you not to talk”
    “Mam you better be listening”
    Then she starts playing with her cell phone

    Marlisa is in court? Or is she freshman in high school?

    This would be great material for the Family Fued.

    Name three things you might here a teacher say in the classroom?

  3. Well I missed these proceedings because of appointments so I am always thankful for your blog Tom…
    Loved reading how Madame DA got put in check by the Judge, her behavior in court is like watching a 4th of July sparkler go off
    She is all over the place when it comes to showing her feelings and resentments

    Many of us in the gallery who have been there every week/day get to see first hand her conniving ways and hear her get loud when things don’t go her way!
    Thanks “anonymous” for sharing that an Attorney in the gallery commented on Marlissa’s reputation…. Good to know

    I am sure there are some good people in the DA’s office, I am a firm supporter of Law Enforcement but sadly Fladager and her unsavory minions involved in this case and a few others in the past (where other innocent folks suffered) are an embarrassment to this county and are vindictive bullies!
    That is my opinion and I know many feel the same….

  4. The citizens need to put together a protest to free Mr. Frank Carson !!

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