The 22-year-old man suspected of firing the shot that struck a Nevada County woman in the head earlier this month has now been charged with murder in the wake of her death.
Nevada County District Attorney Chris Walsh on Wednesday filed an amended complaint against Trey Rondal Richard and his five co-defendants, adding additional allegations of prior serious felonies for three of the other men. All six face charges in connection with the shooting of 36-year-old Shanta Olsen, authorities said.
The six men were re-arraigned Friday in Nevada County Superior Court, in a proceeding that lasted most of the afternoon.
Dakari Mondell Harris, 22, of Shreveport, Louisiana; and Richard, 22; Devon Deontae Jennings, 21; William Rynell Levise, 31; Ronney Turner, 31; and Laderrick Timothy Wynn, 20, all of Dallas, have been charged with being members of a criminal conspiracy with the intent to transport marijuana out of state and theft by false pretenses, and with shooting at an occupied motor vehicle. Richard also faces an enhancement of personal use of a firearm causing great bodily injury and death.
Richard now faces a murder accusation with special circumstances of firing from a vehicle, after Olsen was taken off life support. Allegations of prior serious felony convictions were added to the charges facing Jennings, Levise and Turner.
Only three of the six defendants appeared in person Friday, prompting Walsh to argue that a case this serious should require personal appearances rather than via Zoom.
Harris, Jennings, Levise, Turner and Wynn all had made their $100,000 bond and had returned home to Texas. Only Jennings and Wynn had opted to fly back to California.
Walsh argued that because he added the allegations of prior serious felonies to the charges faced by Jennings, Levise and Turner, their bonds should be increased to $150,000 each.