The trials of Chris D. Duve and Angela May Shaver for the murder of Paul Cline have rejoined.
Last week, a new jury for Shaver’s trial was empaneled. Now the separate, but concurrent, trials for both defendants resumed Monday, April 30.
On April 19, after a recess following the opening statements, Judge Kelly Hansen announced the court had received an anonymous phone call alleging misconduct within the Shaver jury. Hansen separately interviewed five of the jurors. After a defense motion for mistrial, Hansen decided to declare a mistrial on his own motion.
The court record stated, “The court finds there is no way to salvage this jury.”
In 2006, investigators from Riverside County Sheriff’s Hemet Station responded to reports of a theft at the Cline residence. They served a search warrant at the residence on the evening of March 21, 2006.
During a search, evidence supported the search warrant for theft and indicated that Cline had been the victim of murder. Cline’s body was found during a nightlong homicide team investigation of his home and a nearby hillside north of Bautista Road in Anza.