A need to review case evidence prompted the continuance Wednesday of a pretrial hearing for two defendants charged with killing a 17-year-old Heber girl.
Defendants Gerardo Alba and Juan Perez were ordered back June 25 while an investigator examines the Hyundai Elantra involved in the May 15 killing of Jennifer Fierro, said Perez’s defense attorney, Steve Honse.
The prosecution alleges that Perez was driving his grandfather’s car early that night during a house party in El Centro. Fierro was fatally struck by the compact car, authorities said.
Alba and Perez are being prosecuted on the charge of first-degree murder in connection with Fierro’s death. Both defendants are being held on bond.
Defendant in Anthony McGee slaying expected in court May 9
A pretrial hearing is set May 9 for Javier Romo, who is accused of murder in the stabbing death of an El Centro man more than a year ago.
Romo is expected to appear for the court hearing at Imperial County Superior Court in El Centro.
Romo is being prosecuted for the Jan. 15, 2011, slaying of Anthony McGee, who died from multiple stab wounds.
Romo was 17 at the time of his arrest in connection with McGee’s death.
Romo is still being held on bond.
Hearing set in Niland homicide case
A court hearing was scheduled Wednesday for two people charged in the 2010 killing of a Texas resident found shot to death in Niland.
Defendants Richard Edward Davis and Ann Marie Polson each face the charge of first-degree murder in the slaying of 44-year-old Roland Cooke.
The defendants were ordered to appear for a pre-trial appearance May 17 in Superior Court in El Centro, said Polson’s defense attorney Chris Yturralde.
Yturralde declined to specify what would be discussed during the hearing.
The prosecution alleges that Davis and Polson conspired to kill Cooke, who was fatally shot behind the head.
Both Davis and Polson remain behind bars on bond.
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