LOS ANGELES — The sentencing for a man and two women convicted of participating in a 2004 robbery spree that left a Whittier man and a Rowland Heights man dead was delayed Tuesday, officials said.
Jose Resendez, 34, Bernadette Corvera, 30, and Mitzie Oso, 33, have all accepted plea bargains in the case and were scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday, however the hearing was postponed until April 20, court officials said.
The trio is accused in the killings of PCC culinary student and sandwich shop employee Joseph Molina, 22, of Whittier and Dianqiu Wu, 50, of Rowland Heights, during a robbery spree between August and December of 2004 officials said.
Authorities allege the group was responsible for about 14 robberies in cities including Whittier, Alhambra, South Pasadena and Monterey Park.
Resendez pleaded guilty to a count of second-degree murder for Wu’s killing, Oso pleaded guilty voluntary manslaughter for the killing’s of Wu and Molina and Corvera pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and robbery in connection with Molina’s death.
A fourth defendant, Sara Lopez, 29, pleaded guilty on Dec. 18 to one count of being an accessory after the fact in the murder of Wu and has been sentenced to three years of probation.
The final defendant in the case, Leonardo Cisneros, 27, is awaiting trial on suspicion of murdering both Wu and Molina.
Molina was shot to death Dec. 10, 2004, when a group of people robbed a the Whittier Subway sandwich shop where he worked. Wu was fatally shot Aug. 4, 2004, in a parking lot in San Gabriel during a street holdup, police said.