The trial of a 2007 Temple City murder began on Tuesday, March 24, 2009. Philip Adrian Guerra and Christopher Gilbert Lopez both appeared at the Pasadena Superior Court.
Guerra, 20, and Lopez are accused of committing a drive-by shooting that killed Deandre Netter, a Temple City resident, on July 25, 2007.
The Pasadena Star News reported on Tuesday that both men pleaded not guilty to killing Netter, then 17, on Golden West Avenue.
The two individuals surrendered to authorities in August 2007 after being sought by the Los Angeles County Sheriffs. Law enforcement officials had released photographs of Guerra and Lopez to the general public on August 7, 2007.
Netter’s murder in 2007 followed a local stabbing at a Carl’s Jr. store on May 25. Don Bailey-Meyer was allegedly attacked and stabbed in the parking lot.
Guerra is presently being housed at the Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles.
This article was written by Matthew Wong. It was published in the Temple City Voice on March 27, 2009.