STOCKTON — Two men charged in the killing of a 23-year-old Tracy man were in San Joaquin County Superior Court on Monday, Sept. 9, but no action was taken during their hearing on a possible plea bargain agreement.
Manuel Jiminez Pelayo, 20, of Stockton, is charged with armed with 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; street terrorism; carrying a concealed firearm; and carrying a loaded firearm.
Samuel Inguanzo, 20, of Stockton, is charged with willful, deliberate, premeditated murder; street terrorism; accessory after the fact; carrying a concealed firearm; carrying a loaded firearm; prior felony convictions and discharging a firearm during a felony.
The two men are accused of killing Anthony Sosa Jr., who was found shot to death on the sidewalk near his home at the corner of Walnut and 11th streets in the early morning hours of Feb. 4, 2012.
At their previous court hearing on June 24, Deputy District Attorney Tori Verber said a plea bargain had been offered, but declined to discuss the matter further.
On Monday, no discussion was made regarding the possible plea bargain and the case was continued to 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 30 in Department 21 for further proceedings and a trial setting before Judge Seth Hoyt Jr.
Both men remain in San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp on bail, $4 million for Pelayo and $2.9 million for Inguanzo.
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