BRAWLEY — The two suspects, Rosita Torres and Daniel Munguia, charged with the 2019 homicide of Raul Esparza appeared in court remotely from the Imperial County Jail for a preliminary readiness conference, as codefendants, at the Imperial County Superior Courthouse in Brawley Thursday, February 18.
Torres and Munguia are both facing charges of murder (PC 187) and conspiracy to commit a crime (PC 182 (a)(1)). Munguia has also been charged with violating PC 245(a)(1) — assault with deadly weapon other than firearm.
The codefendants gave up their right to be present at the onset of the proceedings. Both Parties agreed to set a further readiness conference date.
Munguia’s attorney, Jason Amavisca, entered a general time waiver for the PC 245(a)(1) matter and the Honorable Judge William Quan scheduled a further preliminary readiness conference.
The codefendants are due back in court Thursday, March 18, for a further readiness conference.
Munguia’s separate PC245(a)(1) matter was set for a further preliminary readiness conference on the same day at the Imperial County Superior Courthouse in Brawley.