A Redding man has been ordered to stand trial for the murder of a man found dead at a home on Bechelli Lane. It’s the home of Russell Hunt, who has run for various elected positions in local government many times, but has never won a race. Hunt is not implicated in the death of 37-year-old Steven Michael Johnson. Redding Police were called July 23rd on reports of a man who was bloody and in need of help. Upon arrival, officers said Johnson was obviously deceased and had visible wounds showing he had been a victim of violent homicide. Johnson’s cause of death has not been disclosed. On Tuesday a preliminary hearing was held for Christopher McHatton. He’ll return to court October 15th, when a trial date will be set. His mother, Kathleen McHatton, faces charges of being an accessory after the fact and intimidating a witness.