BRAWLEY — George Quintero, one of the alleged suspects in connection to a reported torture incident in May, was present at the Imperial County Superior Courthouse in Brawley Tuesday, June 8, facing violation charges of PC205 aggravated mayhem, PC206 torture, PC236 false imprisonment, PC422(a) threats to commit crime resulting in death, PC423(d) battery with serious bodily injury, and VC10851(a) taking a vehicle without owner’s consent.

Quintero’s matter was scheduled for a preliminary examination but a conflict was declared by his appointed counsel regarding representation. The Honorable Jude Monica Lepe-Negrete accepted the motion, relieved current counsel, and continued a reappointment of counsel.

The following day, Quintero returned to Brawley West where Tom Story was appointed as his defense attorney. Story accepted with no conflict and requested to reset all matters to Tuesday, June 22.

Story reasoned with Lepe-Negrete about the serious nature of the charges and case volume.

Lepe-Negrete granted the extension and all parties were ordered to return to the Imperial County Superior Courthouse in Brawley Tuesday, June 22.

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