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Conference Set to Determine Trial Readiness in East Pasadena Stabbing Case

Published on Monday, November 20, 2023 | 4:00 am

A trial-readiness conference is set for Monday, Nov. 20, at the Pasadena Courthouse for Jose Antonio Santiago, a 71-year-old Pasadena resident who stands accused of a fatal stabbing incident in 2018.

Santiago faces charges of murder and attempted murder in connection with a violent altercation that occurred on Sept. 12, 2018, outside a bar in the 2600 block of Colorado Blvd. in East Pasadena. 

The incident resulted in the fatal stabbing of Jerry Chan and the attempted murder of Dan Trevino. Santiago, who pleaded not guilty to the charges on October 18, 2018, has remained in custody with bail set at $3.02 million.

The upcoming conference, a meeting between the prosecution, defense attorneys, and the presiding judge, aims to discuss the case’s readiness for trial. 

The judge is expected to determine the readiness of both the prosecution and defense to proceed to trial or seek potential resolutions through plea bargains or settlement discussions.

If the determination is to proceed to trial, the judge is expected to set potential trial dates. The conference is scheduled for Dept. B.

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