Possible pleas in fatal shooting case
by Denise Ellen Rizzo
Jun 24, 2013 | 4237 views | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend | print
STOCKTON — Plea agreements are being discussed with two Stockton men accused in the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old Tracy man outside near home in February 2012, according to San Joaquin County Deputy District Attorney Tori Verber.

Manuel Jiminez Pelayo, 20, and Samuel Inguanzo, 20, are charged willful, deliberate, premeditated murder; armed with a firearm during a felony; use of a firearm in commission of a felony; intentional and personal discharge of a firearm during a felony; street terrorism; carrying a concealed firearm; and carrying a loaded firearm.

Inguanzo is also charged with accessory after the fact, and has prior felony convictions.

On Monday, June 24, both defendants appeared in custody in San Joaquin County Superior Court for a further arraignment hearing. Their case was continued to 9 a.m. on July 30 in Department 21 by Judge Seth Hoyt Jr.

Pelayo and Inguanzo are charged in the killing of Anthony Sosa Jr., who was found with shot multiple times at the corner of Walnut and 11th streets in morning hours of Feb. 4 — about 50 yards from his home.

Verber, the district attorney prosecuting the case, said outside the courtroom that negotiations are underway with both defendants, but declined to discuss any details. She noted that a tentative trial date is set for Oct. 7.

Both men are being held in San Joaquin County Jail — Pelayo on $4 million bail and Inguanzo on $2.9 million bail.

• Contact Denise Ellen Rizzo at 830-4225 or drizzo@tracypress.com.
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