September 1, 2014
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) - A Monterey County Superior Court judge has ruled that two gang members should face trial in the death of a 6-year-old boy who was struck by a stray bullet while playing in the kitchen of his house.
The Monterey Herald reports Tuesday that 22-year-old Edmundo Pulido and 21-year-old Bernardo Camacho face murder and other charges in the death of Azahel Cruz Alcantar on March 23, 2010.
Authorities said the defendants fired several shots at rival gang members from a car, and one of the bullets ended up killing the Salinas boy.
Prosecutors presented to the judge audio recordings made by an informant who talked to Pulido while they were both in jail. Defense attorneys objected to the use of the recording and questioned the credibility of the informants.