Man accused of fatal hit-and-run appears in court

By From page A4 | April 04, 2014

FAIRFIELD — A 23-year-old Fairfield man who faces charges of gross vehicular manslaughter, hit-and-run and felony driving under the influence causing death was briefly in court Thursday where dates for a jury trial were scheduled.

Alex Perez was speeding down Peabody Road in his truck at nearly twice the posted speed limit on the rainy night of Dec. 4, 2012, while talking on his cellphone – after spending the evening at a Vacaville bar, according to testimony at a probable cause hearing in August.

Police and California Highway Patrol investigators believe Perez struck and killed 28-year-old Moses Sala.

Judge Donna Stashyn set Perez’s trial to start Oct. 22. Perez has pleaded not guilty and remains free on bail.

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Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.

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  • CD BrooksApril 04, 2014 - 7:59 am

    Dude breaks every law in the book then kills somebody. And he's out on bail? He's living "time served" of course and he will walk away with limited if any actual jail time. Another example of our screwed up justice system.

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  • Eyes OpenedApril 05, 2014 - 3:57 am

    I had no idea our justice system was this messed up. It's as if we live in some 3rd world country where if you and/or your family have money and influence, you can get away with murder. It will be almost 2 years since the Peabody Road Killer (PRK) plowed Mr. Sala over and fled the scene, leaving him for dead. Had the roles been reversed, and Mr. Perez been killed by a speeding, DUI, talking on cell phone, impoverished driver, with limited funds for legal defense, it seems that driver would have been tried, convicted and sentenced within a month or two. The defense strategy appears to be to delay the trial as long as possible in hopes of a lesser penalty, since emotions will be calmed through time. I truly hope the family of Mr. Sala are still actively following this case.

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  • RalphApril 04, 2014 - 11:42 pm

    some people won't admit their crime, in fact its better you not hear it:

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  • HeartbrokenMay 01, 2014 - 4:03 pm

    Our family will never let this issue die or go forgotten in time. Mr. Perez killed an upcoming heroic individual who had a future ahead of him and a wife and children. What kind of monster drives nearly twice the speed limit, drunk and then walks away from the accident. Whatever lacks in our judicial system, GOD will handle.

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