The twists and turns of the People of the State of California vs. Kevin Murray continued this afternoon with Mendocino County Superior Court Judge Ann Moorman scheduling the former Ukiah Police sergeant’s judgment and sentencing hearing for next Tuesday, August 30, 2022, one day after the hearing was canceled just hours before.
Kevin Murray, fired in early 2021 from the Ukiah Police Department, stood accused of multiple sexual and violent crimes.
As the record stands, three women have come forward accusing the former police officer of using his power to intimidate and sexually coerce. As Murray’s trial neared, the community was shocked when a last-minute plea deal left Murray facing two charges: felony intimidation of a victim and a misdemeanor charge for false imprisonment.
All charges associated with the victimization of women have been dropped. Before the plea, Murray faced potential jail time and having to register as a sex offender. As it stands, Murray will now at most face 1-2 years of probation with the potential of a suspended one-year prison sentence.
Murray’s case has become a galvanized Mendocino County watching one of those charged with protecting become an alleged predator. As it stands, the sexual violence that Murray stood accused of will never be assessed in a court of law. The three women allegedly victimized by him will be denied the opportunity to face the man who they see as their abuser.
With today’s court order, the Kevin Murray saga could finally reach a conclusion. Next, Tuesday, August 30, 2022, Murray and his attorneys will be provided Judge Moorman’s sentencing in Courtroom G at 3:00 p.m.