the second day of a preliminary hearing that could drag on until April.
Naim Bey was killed Oct. 10 when someone fired seven shots into Amore’s after a few men were kicked out following a bar fight.
Michael Mau, 24, faces one count of homicide, seven counts of attempted homicide, and several other charges stemming from the shooting.
Two other men, Elvis Mendoza and Johnny Martinez, both 25, face charges of being “accessories after the fact,” street terrorism and committing a crime for the benefit of a street gang. Six others will be tried separately as accessories.
Six people who were wounded in the Tracy restaurant that night testified about their injuries Thursday. Last week, a police informant and friend of the three defendants testified that he saw Mau shoot into the restaurant, and he said the other two men later talked about how to get rid of the weapon.
The hearing Thursday ended shortly after Daniel Hernandez, a close friend of Bey’s and a bartender at Amore’s the night of the shooting, began his testimony, said Martinez’s attorney, Victoria Bossi.
Hernandez will take the witness stand when the hearing resumes. The scheduled date is March 29, but the defense attorney said it could easily take two days to complete, in part because a gang expert from the Tracy Police Department is expected to take the witness stand after Hernandez finishes his testimony.