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  • DOUG PORTER

    Sentencing delayed for Hickman pastor convicted of murder

    Sentencing for former Hickman Community Church pastor Doug Porter, scheduled for next week, has been delayed until Nov. 21.

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    Jurors learn more about Frank Craig

    Yes, Frank Craig was eccentric. Yes, he was a spendthrift. Yes, he could be a gruff and spew profanity. But, his relatives and friends said, he had a heart of gold and certainly deserved better than the fate he encountered in dealing with Doug Porter, the former Hickman Community Church pastor convicted...

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    Inconsistencies show the truth behind Doug Porter's words

    On a breezy afternoon in April 2004, then-pastor Doug Porter stood before a crowd at Turlock Memorial Park and delivered a short, emotionless eulogy of one Frank Earl Craig.

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    Jurors defend murder, abuse convictions of Doug Porter

    As the trial of former Hickman pastor Howard "Doug" Porter stretched from weeks into months, juror Cameron Miller started to worry that others on the panel might not see that the country preacher was a con man.

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    Questions, complications in recouping Craig's money after murder trial

    Now that the guilty verdicts are in and the fate of former Hickman pastor Howard "Doug" Porter is clear, people who cared about rancher Frank Craig have one big question: Do members of the Porter family get to keep the stuff they purchased with money that was supposed to be spent on a museum?

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    Jury finds Porter guilty of murder

    Jurors deliberated for less than one day before finding former Hickman pastor Howard "Doug" Porter guilty of murdering an 85-year-old rancher, along with three other felonies, Monday in Stanislaus County Superior Court. Hickman divided over verdicts in Porter trial.

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    Porter murder case with jurors

    As he delivered a closing argument in Stanislaus County Superior Court, a defense attorney said an agricultural museum at the center of a high-profile murder trial was a work in progress that evolved, then stalled, even though former pastor Howard "Doug" Porter gave it all he had.

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    Prosecutor calls Porter a con man, murderer

    As he delivered his closing argument in a high-profile murder trial Thursday in Stanislaus County Superior Court, a prosecutor showed three photos of elderly rancher Frank Craig and warned jurors to discount anything former pastor Howard "Doug" Porter said when he testified.

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    Lawyers hint at Ashlock drug use as Porter testimony closes

    After 30 days of testimony from more than 90 witnesses, the trial of Howard "Doug" Porter heads toward a conclusion. Attorneys are expected to make their closing arguments today, after which the jury will decide whether the ex-preacher is guilty of embezzlement and murder.

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    Expert in Porter trial challenges defense conclusions

    Jurors who will sit in judgment of former pastor Howard "Doug" Porter got a second lesson in collision reconstruction Monday in Stanislaus County Superior Court, when a prosecution expert challenged a defense expert's claim that speed caused a wreck that killed Frank Craig.

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