A young man accused of joining his twin brother and another cohort in a robbery that culminated in the shooting death of a 66-year-old shopper at the Desert Hills Premium Outlets in Cabazon made his initial court appearance Wednesday.

Emanuel Rick Burt, 19, of Victorville was extradited last week, along with Elijah Ray Burt, to Riverside County from Las Vegas, Nevada, where the pair had been taken into custody based on an arrest warrant stemming from the slaying of Michael Moser of Palm Springs.

Emanuel Burt appeared before Superior Court Judge Mark Singerton, who appointed him an attorney and scheduled his arraignment for June 3 at the Banning Justice Center. Elijah Burt appeared before Singerton on Tuesday and was also ordered to return for an arraignment on June 3.

The judge set Emanuel Burt’s bail at $135,000. He’s being held at the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside, where his brother is being held without bail.

Emanuel Burt is charged only with robbery. Elijah Burt is charged with first-degree murder, a special circumstance allegation of killing during a robbery, as well as sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations.

Their co-defendant, 18-year-old Reginald Charles Trice of Victorville, was arrested in April and pleaded not guilty during an arraignment last week on charges of murder, illegal possession of a firearm, a special circumstance allegation of killing in the course of a robbery, and sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations.

Trice is being held without bail at the Benoit Detention Center in Indio and is scheduled to appear for a felony settlement conference on June 24.

Sgt. Ben Ramirez of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department alleged that Trice confronted Moser shortly before 7 p.m. on March 24 in the 48600 block of Seminole Drive, though the specific location within the mall wasn’t disclosed.

Ramirez said Moser was shot at least once, prompting calls to 911, after which deputies and paramedics converged on the location. Life-saving measures were tried, but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

There was no sign of the defendants when deputies reached the mall. However, Ramirez said that over the ensuing weeks, detectives developed leads pointing to Trice as one of the alleged assailants. A warrant was obtained and served at his residence in the 15500 block of Morada Road on April 21, according to the sheriff’s spokesman.

The defendant was taken into custody without incident.

The brothers were identified and named in the criminal complaint after Trice’s arrest.

None of the men has documented prior felony convictions in Riverside County.

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