Ths SF8 went back to court on December 17th--it was concluded that the Preliminary Hearing will start June 8, 2009, and conclude September 3. The Preliminary Hearing is the process to determine whether or not there are grounds for the case to go to trial.

According to the blog at www.freethesf8.com:
"Both Herman Bell and Jalil Muntaqim are essentially locked down in the SF County Jail, and continue to have their rights to parole hearings in New York state denied.

There will be a preliminary examination of one witness on January 8 (time TBA) and the hearing on discovery on January 23 at 1:30."

For more information and current updates visit: http://freethesf8.blogspot.com/