Court Timeline

Court Timeline of Events

March 8, 2003: Wrongfully Arrested & taken into custody, age 16

February 3, 2004: El Dorado County Trial Began, age 17

March 8, 2004: Wrongfully Convicted of Felony Murder, age 17

Summer 2006: Motion for New Trial Denied, age 20

October 2006: Sentenced to LWOP plus 10 years, age 20

November 1, 2006: Transferred from County Jail to Tracy Reception Center, age 20

Spring 2007:Direct Appeal Filed, age 20

July 6, 2007: Transferred to Calipatria State Prison, age 21

Fall 2008: Direct Appeal Denied, age 22

September 14, 2009: Habeas Corpus Filed, age 23

April 16, 2014: Habeas Corpus Denied, age 27

April 21, 2014: Filed in Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, age 27

August 28, 2015: Ninth Circuit Court Ruling in Favor and Reversal of District Court’s ruling, age 29

September 2, 2015: Back in Federal District Court, age 29

January 17-18, 2017: Evidentiary Hearing held in District Court, age 30

End of 2020: After waiting over 3 years for a ruling, Federal Judge rules against Sean’s case, after proving innocence at Evidentiary Hearing. The state of CA does not dispute Sean’s innocence or evidence, age 34

2021: still waiting for justice, aged 35