Lake of Pines fatal stabbing case reaches court

By: Journal Staff Report
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AUBURN CA - A Petaluma man was to make another appearance in Nevada County Superior Court on Monday in connection with a fatal stabbing in Lake of the Pines. Branden Riddle-Terrel, 24, was arrested shortly after the death of Ryan Roth, 33, at the stabbing victim’s Lake Shore North home early Thursday. Riddle-Terrel had held off on making a plea Friday as he sought his own attorney but informed the court Monday that he was seeking a public defender to handle the case. Court documents said showed Riddle-Terrel, with the new attorney, was expected to make a “not guilty” plea late Monday and have his next appearance scheduled for Thursday. While Lake of the Pines is considered part of the Auburn postal delivery area, it is located in South Nevada County, requiring court proceedings in Nevada City. Riddle-Terrel is in jail on a no-bail hold. – Gus Thomson