Accused Redbridge shooter’s lawyers miss court hearing
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STOCKTON — A further arraignment hearing for a 20-year-old Lathrop man accused of shooting a teenage Tracy girl at her Redbridge home was continued Friday, Jan. 17, because attorneys in the case could not attend the hearing.

Angelo Alex Abila is charged with premeditated attempted murder, shooting at an inhabited dwelling, assault with a firearm, street terrorism, inflicting great bodily injury, intentional and personal discharge of a firearm, and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge Franklin Stephenson agreed to reschedule the hearing after lawyers filling in for defense attorney Vittoria Bossi and Deputy District Attorney Donald Vaughn made their request.

The hearing will resume at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 6 in Department 35 in the Stockton court.

Abila is accused of shooting 17-year-old Nikki Mello once in the back as she broke up a party at her house on the 2800 block of Redbridge Road in the early morning hours of March 16.

Abila was held to answer for the charges based on a judge’s ruling at a preliminary hearing Dec. 13. He remains in custody without the possibility of bail at San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp.

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