When the doors opened to Department 17 of the South County Justice Center on Monday morning, Jazmin Paramo sat quietly at the front of the room, staring down at the shackles that cased her wrists.

Paramo is facing four counts of murder and two counts of DUI causing injury after being accused of colliding with four motorcyclists and killing them in early August. She was last seen in court in November where her lawyer, Jamil Nushwat, stated he needed more time to review new evidence that had been entered into the case. 

On Monday, a similar occurrence took place inside the courtroom when Deputy District Attorney Brittany Knotts stated California Highway Patrol has yet to release the traffic collision report and would need until the middle of February at least until it can be released. Knotts requested Paramo return to court in late February, after the report has been released.

Presiding judge Michael B. Sheltzer agreed with this and set Paramo’s preliminary hearing for Friday, February 21. Nushwat estimated the hearing to be between two and three hours, based off the circumstances of the case. Paramo will be seen again at 8:30 a.m. in Department 17 of the South County Justice Center in Porterville.

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