A court appearance Monday, Aug. 12 in Tree’s case was postponed to Aug. 26 because deputy public defender Jennifer Dixxon is no longer representing him. She is set to be replaced with deputy public defender Jonathan McCrone.
Tree has pleaded not guilty to a pair of murder charges in the case. The court was scheduled to hear a motion Aug. 12 from the Humboldt County district attorney’s office seeking to add an attempted murder charge to the complaint facing Tree.
That motion is now scheduled to be heard Aug. 26.