Two men accused in murder of Patterson man back in court
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Apr 11, 2013 | 3895 views | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Juan Manuel Tello
Juan Manuel Tello
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Alexander Hernandez Lopez
Alexander Hernandez Lopez
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Two men arrested on suspicion of killing Patterson resident Robert Ruvalcaba in Modesto in December 2011 were back in court for a pre-trial hearing in Stanislaus County Superior Court Tuesday, April 9.

Both Juan Manuel Tello, 26, of Modesto, and Alexander Hernandez Lopez, 25, of Salida, will both appeared in court for the pre-trial hearing.

Superior Court Judge Ricardo Cordova set another pre-trial hearing for Monday, April 29.

Frank Carson, Tello’s attorney said only in court that the prosecution and defense were busy negotiating a “possible resolution” to the case.

Police found Ruvalcaba’s body in an alley between Martin Luther King Boulevard and North Madison Avenue in Modesto shortly after receiving a 7:24 p.m. report about a man down on Dec. 16, 2011. Several people who knew Ruvalcaba have said he was lured to the alley after stopping at a nearby home and was shot several times in the face, but police have given no specific details about the shooting.

Tello and Lopez have been charged with murder and with cultivating hashish or marijuana for sale. Both defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges in February.

Bail for each man is set at $2 million, and both men are being held at the Stanislaus County Jail, where they have been since their arrests in January.

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April 13, 2013
This is one situation where the Electric Chair should be used. How many TAX PAYER dollars are being wasted keeping them 2 alive when it only costs 50 cents per bullet.


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