Stockton men to face trial for shooting death
by Denise Ellen Rizzo
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STOCKTON — A tentative trial date was set in San Joaquin County Superior Court on Tuesday, May 28, for two men accused of killing Tracy resident Anthony Sosa Jr. in the early morning hours of Feb. 4, 2012.

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 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.

During a court hearing, Deputy District Attorney Tori Verber said the defense and prosecution agreed to a tentative trial date of Oct. 7.

She said attorneys will meet at 9:30 a.m. on June 24 in Department 21 to confirm the trial date.

The 23-year-old Tracy man was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds at the corner of Walnut and 11th streets around 1 a.m. on Feb. 4.

An officer responding to the shooting reported seeing a car speeding away from the area. After officers stopped that car, the occupants were arrested and charged with the killing.

Both defendants 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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