Trezell And Jacqueline West
Trezell and Jacqueline West indicted
The trial for Trezell and Jacqueline West was delayed until October after their attorneys requested more time to review the large amount of evidence. The couple faces a 30-year to life sentence if found guilty. The case is currently being heard in a California court. They are being represented by Alekxia Torres-Stallings.
The grand jury indicted the couple on charges of murder, child abuse, and filing a false emergency report. They are being held without bail while the case proceeds. The district attorney has not released any additional information about the case. They have not released the names of the victims. If you have any information on this case, please contact your local law enforcement.
The foster parents have pleaded not guilty to multiple charges, including two counts of second-degree murder. A criminal trial is scheduled for next month. In the meantime, the West family is facing a civil lawsuit, naming Kern County Human Services, the California Department of Social Services, and other agencies as defendants. The lawsuit claims that the foster home they maintained was a dangerous environment for children. It has requested $40 million in damages.
Police searched Trezell and Jacqueline West’s home and backyard and seized electronic devices. A grand jury considered circumstantial and direct evidence. Four other children in the household were placed in protective custody. On Dec. 29, 2020, California City Police Chief Jon Walker announced that foul play is suspected in the disappearances.
The Wests’ sons, Orrin West, 4, and Orson West, 3, went missing on Dec. 21, 2020. Trezell West was gathering firewood while keeping an eye on the children. Later, he realized that he had left the gate unlocked. He began searching the neighborhood, before calling 911.
The Wests are currently under protective orders in Kern County, and the police have conducted countless searches. They are in custody without bail. A Kern County district attorney’s office provided an update on the case Wednesday. The trial is scheduled to begin in July. The families have been banned from seeing their children.