Hearing rescheduled in federal officer's death at Modesto bar

local@modbee.comJuly 19, 2013 

— A judge has rescheduled a preliminary hearing to start Aug. 22 for a Hollister man accused of murder in the shooting death of his co-worker during a fight outside a Modesto bar.

At the end of the hearing, the judge will determine whether there is enough evidence for defendant Robert Anthony Moreno to stand trial. Police say Moreno pulled out a gun during the fight with a group of people in July 2012, opened fire and inadvertently shot to death his fellow federal officer Daryl Chargualaf.

The men worked as Department of Defense police officers. Moreno, 30, also has been charged with two counts each of attempted murder and assault with a semiautomatic gun. He remains in custody at the Stanislaus County Jail; his bail is set at $2.9 million. Moreno is scheduled to return to court Aug. 13 for a pretrial hearing.

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