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Bakersfield 3 Trial: Jurors find Queen guilty of second-degree murder

Disappointment overcame Lance Holsonbake when he heard the court clerk read that a jury found defendant Matthew Queen not guilty of first-degree murder in his son’s death, but those feelings vanished Thursday when he heard the guilty of second-degree murder verdict.

“We've said from the very beginning, ‘As long as (Matthew Queen’s) put away for a lot of years … we’ll be OK,’” said Holsonbake’s wife, Cheryl Holsonbake, after hearing the verdict at Kern County Superior Court. “We wanted something, of course, for Micah (Holsonbake).”

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