A judge Tuesday tentatively scheduled a trial to start May 7 for two men accused of murder in the shooting deaths of a boy and a man three years ago at a home in Modesto's La Loma neighborhood.
Authorities have said Aaron Aguilera, 33, and Randy Sifuentez, 23, were the shooters in the July 28, 2009, deaths of Epifanio Ramirez Jr., 10, and Jason Cyphers, 29, in the 100 block of Santa Barbara Avenue. The boy was hit by a stray bullet that went through a wall and struck him in the head.
Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Marie Silveira scheduled the defendants to return to court Jan. 30. She will discuss possibly delaying the May trial if the defense attorneys need more time to prepare.
In October, the prosecution provided the defense information from a new witness who said Aguilera may not have fired a gun in the incident.