Deaf Homicide Mavrick Fisher Pleads Not Guilty

Homicide suspect Mavrick William Fisher, 21, not guilty plea entered in killing Grant David Whitaker, 25, of Illinois.

LAKEPORT, California -- The man charged with killing his traveling partner at a Humboldt County campground and later dumping the body in Lake County has pleaded not guilty to murder and the other charges in the case.

Mavrick William Fisher, 21, of Elko, Nevada, entered his not guilty plea during a brief court appearance in Lake County Superior Court on Monday morning.

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Authorities said that Fisher killed Grant David Whitaker, 25, of Mackinaw, Illinois, with a rock during a confrontation at Richardson Grove State Park in Humboldt County on Aug. 20.

Fisher is charged with murder; assault with a deadly weapon and a special allegation of inflicting great bodily injury; willfully and maliciously removing and keeping possession of the 2011 Chevrolet Impala that Whitaker had been driving; and unlawfully taking the car after the murder.

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Fisher and Whitaker, both of them Deaf, had reportedly been traveling west together in a 2011 Chevrolet Impala loaned to Whitaker by his grandmother.

District Attorney Susan Krones told Lake County News in a previous interview that they had visited various locations around California as part of a plan to create a Deaf farming community.

At some point they had a disagreement and Whitaker informed Fisher that he was going to part ways, authorities said.

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After killing Whitaker on the morning of Aug. 20, authorities say Fisher drove Whitaker’s body south in the Chevy Impala to Lake County, where he has acquaintances, disposing of the body at a property in the 7500 block of Scotts Valley Road.

On Aug. 24, Whitaker’s grandmother reported him missing after not hearing from him for several days. The missing person’s report was filed in Tazewell County, Illinois.

On the same day, after receiving information about the Chevy Impala, Lake County Sheriff’s deputies found it at the Clearlake Oaks Dollar General and impounded it.

The sheriff’s office found Whitaker’s body on Aug. 26 at the Scotts Valley Road location during the service of a search warrant.

After the murder, Fisher fled to Mexico. On the day Whitaker’s body was recovered, authorities in Rosarito, Mexico, contacted Fisher, taking him into custody and assisting with returning him to Lake County, where he was booked into the Lake County Jail on Aug. 28.

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Krones plans to keep the case in Lake County, citing the jurisdiction California Penal Code section 790 gives Lake County because Whitaker’s body was found here.

On Aug. 30, Fisher made his first appearance for arraignment in Lake County Superior Court before Judge J. David Markham, who ordered him to return on Monday for the entry of plea and a bail hearing. Read The Full Story.

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