The wheels of justice sometimes do move slowly. More than two years after the fact, the trial for two men accused of fatally shooting a Valinda man who confronted them while they were tagging on a neighbor’s wall is, at last, scheduled to begin. Here’s the full brief:
VALINDA — Jury trial is set to begin Wednesday for two men accused of fatally shooting a man who confronted them while they were tagging.
Robert Alex Lopez, 19, and Anthony Alex Castillo, 21, are charged with the shooting death of 44-year-old Robert Whitehead of Valinda on March 9, 2006.
The two suspects pleaded not guilty in the killing in July at Pomona Superior Court, where the trial will be held.
Castillo and Lopez allegedly shot Whitehead after he confronted them for tagging on a neighbor’s wall, officials said.
A third suspect in the killing has since been killed himself in a shooting.
According to court records, Castillo and Lopez are each being held in lieu of more than $1 million bail.