James Hamiel says he’s examined hundreds — if not thousands — of guns during his time as a firearms expert with the Department of Justice. However, the firearm used in the May shooting death of 33-year-old Arlie Druen had a malfunction he’s never seen before, Hamiel testified in San Joaquin County Superior Court on Tuesday.
Richard Welker, 33 — who is charged with first-degree murder, intentional and personal discharge of a firearm, and using a firearm in commission of a felony — appeared in court for the first day of a two-day preliminary hearing.
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