"I've changed careers and I'm quite happy," Noel told us over the
phone. "I bake for a living. I'm a bread and bagel baker working at a
small operation doing specialty stuff. I'm just a baby baker." He said
the "small operation" is located in the East Bay, but wouldn't give any
Noel says he starts work in the middle of the
night to bake the morning's bread, so he couldn't make it out to the
9:30 a.m. oral arguments. A judge reinstated the jury's second degree murder conviction
of Knoller two years ago, sentencing her to 15 years to life in prison.
Knoller currently is an inmate at Valley State Prison For Women in
Chowchilla, Noel says, adding that he tries to go visit her "as often as
As for the couple's bizarre adoption of Aryan
Brotherhood member Paul "Cornfed" Schneider, Noel told us he's still
Cornfed's adoptive father legally, but hasn't contacted him for the last
eight or nine years.
Noel says he could apply for reinstatement
to the state bar, "but, quite frankly, I'm having much more fun doing
what I do." He then waxed poetic about the art of baking. "There is
truth in bread. When you do it right, you know it. When you do it wrong,
you know it, but it still tastes good."
Working as an attorney isn't the only part of Noel's past he's left behind. He no longer has any dogs either.
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