CHULA VISTA (CNS) - Testimony got under way Monday in the preliminary hearing for two reputed gang members accused of killing a developmentally disabled man in Lincoln Acres last year strictly for the thrill of it.
Humberto Emanuel Galvez, 19, and Juan Ignacio Gomez, 21, are charged with murder in the slaying of 21-year-old Jordan Hickey on April 29, 2011. The defendants also face allegations of gun use and gang involvement, according to Deputy District Attorney David Grapilon.
Sheriff's deputies responding to a report of gunfire found Hickey mortally wounded near his bicycle on a sidewalk alongside Grove Street, a few blocks from his home in National City. He died at the scene.
"These two defendants were driving around, essentially looking for someone to shoot," Grapilon alleged at the defendants' arraignment earlier this year. "They'd armed themselves with a shotgun."
Galvez and Gomez happened to pull alongside Hickey, who they didn't appear to know, the prosecutor said. They fired "for the thrill of it," he alleged.
The defendants were arrested in March of this year.
South Bay Superior Court Judge Francis Devaney will decide at the conclusion of the preliminary hearing whether enough evidence was presented for the defendants to stand trial. If convicted, Galvez and Gomez each face 64 years to life in prison.
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