December 12, 2013 7:46 PM

Trial date set in Merced 2009 gang homicide

A January trial date was confirmed Thursday for three Atwater residents charged in a suspected gang-related homicide from 2009. David Azua, 22; Miguel Elizarraraz, 22; and Danielle Lopez, 28, have pleaded not guilty in connection with the shooting death of 26-year-old Derrick Bateman in October 2009 in the bedroom of his Merced apartment, police have said.

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