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Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 7:55 am, Thu Sep 1, 2011.

Two men accused of killing a grandmother visiting her family in Lodi in 2007 will have to wait a few more weeks to stand trial.

Raymond Mercado, 20, and Daniel Anthony Ramirez, 26, were scheduled to begin preliminary trial hearings Monday, but attorney Russell Humphrey was replaced by John Soldati to represent Ramirez. The trial will be delayed for several weeks while Soldati can familiarize himself with the case, the attorney said Monday afternoon.

“I don’t know any specifics of the case at this point,” Soldati said. “All I know at this point is that I’m now representing Ramirez.”

Soldati did not say why Humphrey was replaced as Ramirez’s attorney. Humphrey could not be reached for comment.

Ramirez and Mercado are accused of killing Georgina Perez, who was visiting her family in Lodi in October 2007. Mercado is accused of shooting into a window of the duplex Perez was in, killing the grandmother of five.

The victim was not the intended target, and the shooter fired blindly into a covered window, police said during the investigation.

Mercado, who was 15 at the time, is charged with murder with a firearm and committing a crime to benefit a street gang. Ramirez is charged with street terrorism, gang activity and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The two were formally charged May 2.

No court date has been officially set for the next appearance.

Contact reporter Jordan Guinn at jordang@lodinews.com.

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3 comments:

  • Beatrice Gonzalez posted at 5:26 pm on Tue, Aug 30, 2011.

    Beatrice Gonzalez Posts: 2

    JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED FOR MY MOTHER N LAW GEORGEGINA ...HOPEFULLY SOON.WE MISS HER ...WISHING SHE COULD BE HERE WITH HER FAMILY ND THAT SHE COULD MEET HER NEWEST ADDITIONS TO THE FAMILY ...

     
  • Robert Chapman posted at 4:56 pm on Tue, Aug 30, 2011.

    Bob Chapman Posts: 997

    Well, the grandmother's life didn't get "delayed." Fours after she is dead they are still playing with these punks. No wonder why they don't give a rat who they shoot, no consequences, NO death penalty. They are arguing over whether or not the needle in their arm might hurt? WHO CARES?

     
  • mizzo roberts posted at 1:36 pm on Tue, Aug 30, 2011.

    mizzo roberts Posts: 59

    To shoot into house with people living there ! They are the most ignorant on earth. Not even know who to hit with bullet ! Yes, ethnic surnames, too.

     

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