A May 12 trial date was set Tuesday for two felons and another man facing murder and other charges in the death of a former boxer and the wounding of two boys who came under fire outside a Moreno Valley home last year.
Jerry Lewis Goldsmith, 28, of Riverside, Lee Albert Mooring, 33, of Moreno Valley, and Andre Dimitri Richee, 28, of Moreno Valley are charged in the Sept. 7 slaying of 22-year-old Daniel Gonzalez of Moreno Valley.
Each defendant is charged with murder, two counts of attempted murder and a sentence-enhancing allegation of shooting from a moving vehicle.
During a status hearing, Riverside County Superior Court Judge John Molloy tentatively scheduled trial proceedings for the second week of May, though it was unclear whether all of the defendants’ attorneys would be prepared to move forward by that time.
Each man is being held in lieu of $1 million bail — Goldsmith and Richee at the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside, and Mooring at the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta
According to sheriff’s Sgt. Ben Ramirez, detectives quickly developed leads as to their identities after the nighttime shooting in the 22900 block of Allies Place, near Courage Street. He alleged that the assailants arrived in a Chevrolet Cruze and opened fire on Gonzalez and two teenagers, killing Gonzalez on the spot.
The two teens suffered non-life-threatening wounds and were treated at nearby Riverside University Medical Center.
A possible motive for the attack has not been disclosed.
The assailants fled immediately after the shooting, but investigators collected evidence at the scene and elsewhere in the city that ultimately pointed to the defendants, Ramirez alleged.
Gonzalez was a welterweight who won his professional debut in a four-round unanimous decision on Aug. 27, 2016, and two fights by decision, later that year and in 2017.
According to court records, Goldsmith has prior convictions for possession of controlled substances for sale, illegal possession of a firearm and driving without a license.
Records show Mooring has prior convictions for assault with a deadly weapon, gang activity and possession of controlled substances for sale, while Richee has prior misdemeanors for possession of illegal drugs, vandalism and knowingly violating a court protective order.
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