RIVERSIDE (CNS) - One of two boys accused in an ultimately fatal attack on a 13-year-old boy at Landmark Middle School in Moreno Valley pleaded not guilty today to voluntary manslaughter.
The youth, whose identity was not disclosed because of his age, appeared before a judge at the Riverside Juvenile Dependency Court to answer the charge stemming from the alleged Sept. 16 assault on the victim, publicly identified only as Diego.
A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Nov. 1, according to the Riverside County District Attorney's Office.
The second youth accused in the fatality, whose identity also was not released, is slated to make his initial court appearance on Oct. 15, D.A.'s spokesman John Hall said.
Both defendants are being held in Riverside Juvenile Hall.
David Wohl, attorney for