Office of the District Attorney - Maggie Fleming, District Attorney
November 3, 2015
Today a jury convicted Michael Youravish of first degree murder with the special allegation of lying in wait. Youravish, 21 years old of Eureka, murdered 33 year old Forrest Lovejoy in McKinleyville on June 17, 2013. The cause of death was multiple stab wounds. The case was investigated by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputy District Attorney Zachary Curtis prosecuted the case with the assistance of District Attorney Investigators Marvin Kirkpatrick and Wayne Cox and Victim Advocate Marybeth Bian. The defendant will return for sentencing on December 1, 2015 before Judge John Feeney. The defendant is facing life without the possibility of parole.