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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