Trial proceedings start for felon accused of killing San Jacinto woman

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MURRIETA (CNS) - Pretrial motions were heard today ahead of jury selection in the trial of an ex-con accused of fatally shooting a San Jacinto woman and throwing her out of a moving car. Traevon Denae Stewart, 42, is charged with first-degree murder for the 2017 slaying of 40-year-old Latoya Calhoun. Along with the murder count, Stewart is charged with a special circumstance allegation of killing in the course of a robbery, as well as two counts of making criminal threats and one count of felony evading. He's being held without bail at the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning. The defendant's case was transferred from the Banning Justice Center to the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta, where Riverside County Superior Court Kelly Hanson heard pretrial motions related to scheduling,
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