Man Sentenced For 2012 Murder

A Hayfork man has been sentenced for the killing of a man almost 3 years ago. In October of 2012 Trinity County Deputies and medical personnel were called for a gunshot victim on Sebring Road in Hayfork. 32-year-old Weston Atwood was near death after being shot in the upper torso. Atwood died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital but first he told deputies that the man who shot him was Delbert Lee Hulseman Junior. The now-42-year-old Hulseman was found at his home on Gravel Mix Road in Hayfork and taken in for questioning. He made incriminating statements during an interview and while serving a search warrant at Hulseman's home detectives found the handgun that was used. Hulseman's trial was underway in June when an eyewitness testified to seeing Hulseman shoot twice at Atwood. That's when Hulseman decided to cut a deal and pleaded guilty to second degree murder. He's been given a sentence of 15 years to life in state prison.