Man accused of murder in Mecca shooting to stand trial

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INDIO (CNS) - A suspect accused of fatally shooting a 40-year-old man during a confrontation in Mecca must stand trial for murder and other offenses, a judge ruled today. Gilbert Contreras Martinez, 31, allegedly killed Hugo Nunez in April 2018. Following a preliminary hearing this morning in Indio, Riverside County Superior Court Judge Johnnetta Anderson ruled there was sufficient evidence to warrant a trial on the murder count, as well as being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations. Anderson scheduled a post-preliminary hearing arraignment for Nov. 1 at the Larson Justice Center. Martinez is being held without bail at the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning. According to sheriff's officials, Martinez all
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