Preliminary hearing scheduled in slaying of father and son

MONTEBELLO — A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday for a then-15-year-old alleged gang member accused of shooting a 12-year-old boy and his father to death at a blind girl’s graduation party.

Angel Sosa has been charged as an adult with the murders of Albert Garcia of Hemet and his father, Juan Garcia of Perris, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s officials said. Prosecutors further allege that the killings were gang-related, and that Sosa personally fired the gun that killed the Garcias.

The shooting occurred June 21, 2008, at a party in the 100 block of East Madison Avenue.
At Monday’s hearing, which is to be held at Los Angeles Superior Court, Dept. 30, attorney’s will present arguments and a judge will determine whether there is sufficient evidence to order Sosa to stand trial.

Because of his age, Sosa will not face the death penalty if convicted. He could, however, face life imprisonment.




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