Trial Begins For Man Accused Of Attempted Murder

Thursday, September 6, 2012

By Monica Lara

The Ventura County Sheriff’s deputy who was the victim of an attempted murder in 2010 took the stand Thursday in the first day of her alleged assailant’s trial. Deputy Traci Salmon was the first witness in the trial of John Atkinson, 34, of Ojai. Several people filled the left side of the courtroom Thursday to show support for Salmon. Prior to Salmon’s testimony, Senior Deputy District Attorney Richard Simon

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