SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The man accused of shooting CBS News 8 Sport Director Kyle Kraska was back in court Monday morning. 

Pre-trial motions were held for 54-year-old house painter Mike Montana. Prosecutors accuse Montana of ambushing Kraska outside his home last year, firing into his car and hitting him several times. 

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The trial is expected to begin next month. Montana faces 37 years to life in prison if convicted.