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Jacob Steele Convicted Of Second Degree Murder

 

Jury also finds McKinleyville man guilty of threatening witnesses

 

Staff Report
Humboldt Sentinel

 

A notorious murder trial ended today with the conviction of a McKinleyville man who killed his friend in a drunken rage last year.

The jury in the courtroom of Humboldt County Superior Court Judge Marilyn Miles issued a guilty verdict for second degree murder against 23-year-old Jacob Charles Steele. He was found to have intentionally killed Jerry George by shooting him with his handgun during an argument at Steele’s McKinleyville apartment on Jan. 22, 2011.

The convicted man was also found guilty of criminal threats, stemming from statements he made to a witness who testified against him in the case.

“I am grateful for the hard work of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department, the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office Investigative Bureau and the jury,” Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos stated in the release. “And I extend my deepest condolences to Jerry George’s family.”

The DA prosecuted the case personally, and will be on hand for Steele’s sentencing on Mar. 13 at 2 p.m. He faces a maximum penalty of life in prison.

13 Responses to “Jacob Steele Convicted Of Second Degree Murder”

  1. Tuna Fish says:

    Jacob can put his butthole to work now that he’s in prison.

  2. Jake says:

    Sorry, no Mercedes Benzes in prison. Drug dealing loser..

  3. San Quentin 1179546 says:

    Mmmmmm, RIPE! Cant wait to lick the sweat off Jacob’s back as he whimpers……..hahahaha

  4. eurekan says:

    How uneducated the three above posters are of the California prison system.
    Fortunately we have prison politics in California,rapes don’t happen as you three seem to dream of.

  5. Jake says:

    What does a Mercedes Benz have to do with rape?
    Maybe I should go to prison like Eurekan so I can find out.

  6. Bill says:

    I heard that an inmate who hits and survives 1,000,000 insertions gets a “Used Beaten Up Mercedes”

  7. Kool-Aid Daily says:

    And let us all not forget that the all white crew of Humboldt residents that were partying down that cold night that helped commit conspiracy to commit murder and abuse of a corpse were given immunity from prosecution by DA Paul G and his DA investigators for their recorded statements and testimonies in court after their statements finally changed weeks to months later. The only one involved that didn’t roll over on Jake was his father who is serving a year in prison for his role. I guess we can all appreciate that George Hof had a conscience after all and wanted to do right after he helped out with the hate crime murder, burial and cover up. Without all these murderers changing their tune Law Enforcement never would have known who was really responsible for Jerry George’s death. Paul G’s decision to personally prosecute this case in court instead of one of his Assistants or Deputies was truly moving. He has certainly earned a big stripe as a top county DA. RIP Jerry George.

  8. humboldt hunney says:

    for all of you who think you are so funney and know it all, you tell me if you ask someone to leave your house and he pulls a gun out and tells you to make him what would you do? THATS WHAT I THOUGHT!!! the only thing he really did wrong was listen to his stupid cousin and his rat friend Hoff. he should of left the body lay there with the gun in his hand and called the cops.People who really dont know what went down that night need to shut their mouths!! Have a little respect for jakes family! They werent there when it happened and they are suffering too!!! how would you like to hear all the bullshit everyones been talking?? those of you who didnt know Jake take note: he was a very caring and giving person! He supported his stupid cousin in more ways than one, and ask Hoff, when his kids came to visit it was Jake who bought his sons birthday present. Not Hoff, he could only support a small part of his drug addiction. he also gave Hoff a really nice streetbike which Hoff turned around and sold for 1/8 of which it cost! more than likely so he could buy drugs.Jake was always giving and had a very loving and caring heart!! He was good to everyone around him in more ways than one!! So bite your toung if you werent there!! theres no reason anyone needs to talk shit!!

    • f150chuckd` says:

      to hunney, Jerry was my first cousin and one of my best friends and he did not deserve this type of treatment. So fuck you, and all of the backwood hick muthafuckaz who felt that the piece of trash who hopefully is serving life received a raw deal. he is lucky the police caught him, because if any of us would have found him first he would be pushing up daisy bitch! I hope he rots in jail and eventually rot in hell. so fuck you, fuck him, and anyone at his house when this event happened. I guess a piece of shit who cannot face the fact that the south is full of real hustlas with more money than he would have ever seen deserves everything he gets, including dicks in his ass

  9. f150chuckd` says:

    fuck jacob steele, he was mad because my cousin told him that he knows 15 year old dudes who drive a benz. sorry muthafucka is a punk bitch and will be treated as one in the california prison system

  10. Jake says:

    I heard Mercedes Benz makes a pretty sweet; stainless steel, sink & toilet combo. Hopefully J Steele gets one in his cell. 4 sho.

  11. Jake says:

    I think he is one sexy man beast I love him with all my heart he was one of my fast boy friends I really miss him with all my heart <3 please tell him that i love him :D

  12. Mr.Crawford says:

    hey there I hope he has a good time, I hope he don’t drop the soap, that is what soap on a rope is made for.

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