The trial of Jack Breiner in the 2016 murder of Modoc County Sheriff’s deputy Jack Hopkins began on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Sacramento. Behind Breiner is defense attorney Craig Collins.
The trial of Jack Breiner in the 2016 murder of Modoc County Sheriff’s deputy Jack Hopkins began on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Sacramento. Behind Breiner is defense attorney Craig Collins. Renee C. Byer rbyer@sacbee.com
The trial of Jack Breiner in the 2016 murder of Modoc County Sheriff’s deputy Jack Hopkins began on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Sacramento. Behind Breiner is defense attorney Craig Collins. Renee C. Byer rbyer@sacbee.com

Darrell Smith is The Sacramento Bee’s courts reporter. He joined The Bee in 2006 and previously worked at newspapers in Palm Springs, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Marysville. A Sacramento Valley native, Smith was born and raised at Beale Air Force Base, near Marysville.