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Memorial Service held for homicide victim

FORTUNA- Family and friends mourned a 22 year old Rio Dell man Wednesday who was Humboldt County’s first homicide victim of the year. 

Ryan Robinson was allegedly fatally shot January 8 in Cutten during a confrontation with 32-year-old Judson Stiglich. Stiglich was arraigned Monday on charges for murder, as well as being a felon in possession of a firearm and stolen property.

The family says that Robinson was allegedly trying to defend his sister at the time when he was fatally wounded. Investigators have not released an official motive. However, the family says the incident is an example of the impact of drug use and violence in our community.

Friends of the family have begun a college fund for Robinson's surviving child, Ryder.  To donate visit: